I really love my dog Buffy, and leaving her for extended periods of time is stressful for me (and for many other people, too.) I want her to feel as well taken care of as possible, even when I’m not able to be by her side. That’s why our smart pet feeder is a total lifesaver for my whole family, Buffy included!
Smart pet feeders, like the Abdtech SmartFeeder, allow you to distribute food to your pet remotely whenever they need a replenishment. Here are ten reasons why a smart pet feeder will change your life!
1. No fear of missing meals.
One of the scariest things for any pet owner is the feeling that your dog is hungry and you can’t make it home to them in time for their evening meal. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve rushed a meeting or a day trip with my husband out of fear that my dog Buffy would go hungry. This is especially so because if Buffy waits too long to eat sometimes she’ll even end up getting sick, so I try very hard to keep her on a strict schedule.
Getting a smart pet feeder removes that anxiety completely. Products like the Petnet Smart Feeder ensure that I’m able to make sure Buffy gets her meals when she needs them, no matter where I am. I don’t have to rush through important parts of my day, and my little furball gets to eat on time!
2. Perfect portion sizes for your dog’s health.
Getting your dog’s food portion at the correct level can be an exact science, especially if your pup has a medical issue that requires them to take pills or an obesity problem. If your dog is on a strict diet, you know how difficult it can be to maintain it. In my house, my husband is often more inclined to give Buffy more food than her vet suggests she have. He thinks he’s being sweet to her, but in the long run it is best to stick to the serving size that’s recommended for your dog’s age and weight.
A smart feeder also removes any confusion over servings, because you can set the exact measurement of food you’d like dispensed to your dog daily. You can feel good about your dog’s health, and your pup will be in the best shape of his or her life!
3. Foolproof serving, even when you can’t get online.
As a certified “worst case scenario” person, the very first thought I had when setting up my smart feeder was what if I’m in a situation where I can’t connect to Wi-Fi and feed my dog? Something as common as a delayed flight or a traffic jam in a remote area shouldn’t have to come between your pet and their dinner.
Many smart pet feeders have the ability to go on autopilot when you’re not able to connect. Food will be distributed to your dog every hour in small doses until you’re back on the grid. You won’t be stressing while dealing with delayed travel (which is already stressful enough) and your dog won’t go hungry.
4. Get visual peace of mind through Wi-Fi video.
Buffy is a picky eater, and I often worry that she’s not getting enough food from her bowl during the day even when the food is available to her. Smart pet feeders often come equipped with the ability to check in on your pup via a live video feed on your smartphone. You can watch your dog chow down on their meal, and make sure everything is a-ok with them throughout the day. Peace of mind is the name of the game here.
5. Praise your pup via audio communication.
If your dog isn’t eating enough, the sound of your voice might just coax them into it. 2-Way audio on many smart pet feeders allows you to speak with your furball and encourage them to eat their food. This feature, available on products like the PETAMO PetWant Smart Feeder, will also make you feel more connected to your dog during a long workday, a comfort which has benefits well beyond just getting your pet to eat. Connecting with your dog helps reduce anxiety for both of you!
Smart pet feeders are a great way to ensure that you’ll always feel like an A+ pet owner, and your pet will love you for making sure that their tummies are always full. That leaves more time for tummy rubs and wet nosed kisses once you do get home. Happy pup, happy life!