Get off your ass and feed your pet/s at specific times every day and also eliminate the pet door while your at it. Automatic dispensers are on the boarder of robots Which is actually the device that is currently eliminating the American job market in leading online fulfillment centers.
@whomeyesu Sometiems I go on vacation and I’m not going to make my family come over to my house 3x a day just to feed the cats on their normal schedule when one time a day is sufficient to give them some play time, wet food, and clean the litter box.
@bigevilgrape Well don’t have family or a pet sitting company take care of your beloved pets. We treat em as children in our household and would be damned if we couldn’t make them feel as they are on vacation when we currently are as well.
@steelopus Hmm. Our ten-year-old-plus kitty is far from overweight. Bordering on sleek, as a matter of fact, for an older tom. In fact, we haven’t had one that habitually over-ate, though we’ve got two that qualify as comfortably plump, and stable at their size.
@werehatrack My 10 year old was a voracious eater, bullying her siblings at every meal for years, but she recently lost 4lbs in a year naturally and is back at a healthy weight. I was worried but the vets found nothing to be concerned with.
My 7 year old is now the bully and she is continually growing despite portioned meals. 16lbs and counting. Lack of exercise is her issue. Lazy bum.
The 2 year old maintains a healthy 11lbs by constantly terrorizing me and the other two 25 hours a day.
Generally you are right. For my three furry demons, we leave fancy dry kibble out for grazing and give them wet food once a day. I wish I could get one of these feeders, but it won’t work with multiple murder floofs in the house.
Most of our cats could adapt to this thing easily enough, though we would need a lot more than just one of them. But we have one kitty who just absoluely refuses all kibble, and won’t even take the temptations soft-dry treats. For her, it’s fresh meat when possible, and canned as an acceptable substitute. No kibble, no way. Not even freeze-dried chicken gets her approval. Ergo, we have to arrange for a pet sitter to drop by at least once a day, no matter what else we do, when both of us have to be out of town.