We all have such busy lives these days, that we don’t always have the ability to be at home for our dogs every need. Most of us work full-time and don’t have the option to come home at lunchtime, or be there for supper time.
One of the great gadgets to help ensure that our pets get feed when they need to, is an automatic pet feeder. Well I have found an amazing product that will help solve that problem. The product is called Petnet Feeder.
How does it work
For many of us dog owners, we can tend to run a bit behind schedule at times and aren’t always where we are supposed to be when it’s time to feed our dogs.
However, if you own an automatic dog food feeder, you can feed your dog right from your smartphone. Once you purchase the Petnet product, you then fill the feeder storage container with your dog’s food.
It comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, the USB cable that is chew resistant just in case your dog feels like checking out the cable. Included is also a North American AC adapter. Also, you need to connect it to your Wi-Fi system. The backup battery is there just in case of a power outage.
All that’s left for you to do is, download the Petnet app to either your iPhone (iOS 9) or android device (OS 4.0). After you have downloaded the app on to your device, you then set up your pet’s profile. In the profile they want to know the age, weight and activity of the pet that will be using the feeder.
Then by activating the app, you can set up an automatic time when you want the machine to dispense the dog food and just like that your dog is being fed.
You can also set up a regular feeding schedule within the app. Rather than have to activate the dispenser for every time, you can program the dates and times you want the food to be released at. By doing, it this way, you will never miss a feeding.
Having this set-up, will also ensure that your dog is on a regular routine with when they eat their meals. Once your pet has been fed, you can also setup to get an alert after feeding time.
Inside the box is a bowl, feeder base, food container with lid an aluminum bowl insert a micro USB 8ft long and the quick start guide to get you going.
The feeder base is white, while the storage container is a clear black container that you can also see through.
This storage dog food container stays locked so that it keeps your dogs food fresh and secure. By keeping your dog food in this container, it will ensure that your dog food stays free of bacteria and is safe. The design of the container allows no air to enter the container which keeps the food even fresher.
The bowl is a simple design, but sophisticated. It is completely dishwasher safe, and can be used for daily feedings. Inside the smart feeder is a very durable wheel that is used to control the portion size you require.
When the feeder storage container starts to get low, the food level sensor will notify you by sending you an alert to your phone.
Size and capacities
The storage container will hold 5-7lbs of dry dog food at one time. For the daily feedings the bowl size can hold up to 2.5 cups of food. When it dispenses the food you can ask for any measurement between 1/16 – 1 1/2 cups, depending on how much you are feeding your dog.
The size of the kibble does need to be within the size of 1/8″ – 5/8″ to ensure it doesn’t get caught up in the dispenser slot on the machine. Make sure that your dog food size is the correct size to fit in the dispenser.
With the size of this container it is not recommended for dogs over 60 lbs.
The entire package comes with a 1-year warranty and customer support for the entire life of your product.
You can activate the automatic feeder through the app, but it can also be used by using voice commands through Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Home speakers.
As an example, you could ask Alexa to feed your dog a specific amount of dog food. “Alexa feed Mittens 1/8 cup of dog food. Or ask your Google Home “Was Finn fed this am?” and it will respond.
You can also use it with a Nest Camera by using the same type of voice commands. It will also notify you when the food is getting low and or actually view your pet eating through the camera.
We always have the best of intentions when it comes to having a routine or plan for feeding our dog at a specific time. Unfortunately we aren’t always as available as we would like. Life always has a way of affecting our plans.
This can easily be solved, by owning your own Petnet Feeder. There are many great features that this particular brand of feeders offer.
This automatic dog food feeder can eliminate any worries about not being there for your dogs feeding schedule. No more rushing home just to feed the dog.
I have always found it very important to keep my dogs on a routine with their food schedule. Keeping a regular schedule has benefits for your dog. I believe that a dog that has a good routine, will also be a dog that is well-behaved. It can help with discipline and having an overall well-mannered dog.
I hope you have enjoyed my review of the Petnet Feeder for automatically feeding your dog. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments below.