The Absolute Best Automatic Cat Feeders, According to a Vet
Unlike dogs, cats are pretty self-sufficient and low-maintenance pets, but you still need to ensure that kitty is getting the required nutrition to live a balanced and healthy life. One of the ways to ensure that is to maintain a mealtime schedule and monitor your pet’s food intake. “If your cart is overweight which a lot of cats are, don’t feed them ad-lib and leave dry food out all day,” says Dr. Carly Fox, Staff Doctor at NYC’s Animal Medical Center. “Instead, I recommend getting an automatic feeding timer that only allows the food to be given at a certain time.” Dr. Fox also stresses that the automatic feeders are perfect for families with both multiple cats that are on different diets as well as single-cat families that are looking to get their feline friend in shape. Besides controlling your cat’s diet and preventing health issues caused by obesity in the long-run, automatic feeders are also a hands-free way to ensure your cat’s fed especially on days you’re busy or even traveling. And when it comes to buying an automatic cat feeder, the numerous options can truly get overwhelming. Which is why we turned to Dr. Fox for her expert take on the best automatic cat feeders. Below, we rounded up three of her favorite options!
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