Looking for an automatic cat feeder is a bit like looking for a car in that you might be attracted by flashy but useless features but at the end of the day the only thing that matters are the functional aspects of the product in question. What we mean by this is that you shouldn’t get distracted by features that make the product look better than it actually is. This is the only way that you can make sure that you have purchased the best automatic cat feeder for your pet and that no compromises will have been made in this process.
Most of the time a top notch cat feeder will have one special feature that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else: collar activation. This means that whenever your cat is close to the feeder or has approached it in such a way that means it’s looking for food, a microchip in its collar will interact with the feeder and make it dispense some food.
Some models make it so that whenever the cat goes to eat it will get a serving. This is rather dangerous due to the reason that cats can overeat just like humans and they often end up doing so which leads to obesity, something that can greatly reduce their overall life expectancy. Hence, you would probably want to prioritize the purchase of a cat feeder that wouldn’t give your cat double servings and would be smart enough to know that the animal has just been given a meal and it won’t need another one for a while.
This combination of features is what will lead to your cat’s feeding schedule being implemented in the best possible way.