Today I would like to review the Cat Mate C500 Automatic Pet Feeder, a very useful tool, especially designed for cat parents 🙂
My partner and I often spend weekends away with the dog, leaving our 2 beloved cats behind (they love it really… I mean, who doesn’t like to have the house all for themselves???).
We often try to get someone to come in and feed them for us, as it is nice to know that there is someone around to give them some affection, however, there are times when nobody is available and we find that automatic food dispensers are very handy in this sort of situations.
Please read the Cat Mate C500 review below if you are looking for a cheap automatic pet feeder. You will be surprised how much value you can get out of such affordable price 🙂
A Brief Description of the Cat Mate C500 Pet Feeder
The Cat Mate C500 is a great yet affordable automatic pet feeder, mainly designed for cats and small dogs.
It is suitable for feeding both wet and dry foods as it contains ice packs and has a close-fitting lid that helps keeping food fresh.
This pet feeder requires 3 x AA batteries which will last for 12 months. Meals can be programmed individually and are visible on the LCD display.
It has five large food compartments and each of them holds 330g of food. It is easy to clean and it has a dishwasher-proof lid and bowl.
It has also been designed to be tamper resistant to pets.
Ways you can Set the Pet Feeder Timer
This automatic food dispenser contains 5 bowls but only 4 of them work with the timer (The first bowl will always be uncovered and can be used to manually feed your pet).
Below I have listed some examples on how the timer can be used:
- You can set 1 meal per day, at the same time each day for a maximum of four days.
- You can set 2 meals per day over a maximum of two days.
- You can set 4 meals to be served at different set times over one 24 hr period.
The programmed times will be shown on the Cat Mate C500’s LCD screen.
Reasons to Buy the Cat Mate C500
Automatic pet feeders are probably something you might want to use only when going away for a couple of days. At least I would personally not like to completely leave my cats on their own for more than 2 days 🙂
The main reasons why I bought the Cat Mate C500 are:
- It is very handy to set for nighttime snacks, so that the cats do not wake us up in the middle of the night (win win!!!)
- Going for a last minute weekend break and not having to rely on someone who is available at short notice to feed the cats
- Setting it up to serve the next meal at a certain time of the day when you know you might get stuck in a meeting and get home late. This way, your cat will maintain their routine 🙂
This is just a great little tool, that can be purchased off Amazon at a low price, so affordability is definitely another perk here!
Amazon’s Product Reviews – Best Pet Feeder for its Price
The Cat Mate C500 currently has 127 customer reviews on Amazon UK with a 4.5 star rating.
Looking at the price, it seems like this could be going up, so if you are looking for an automatic pet feeder with timer, now might be the time to get a good deal on a great product 🙂
You can view and purchase the item by clicking here
PS: If you liked reading this article, I think you will find this other review useful 🙂