In an earlier article, we wrote about some of the best automatic dog feeder for large breeds. In that article, we mentioned briefly about the PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder. In recent months, we have received requests to review the product. We have decided to accede to the request, and this article will be dedicated towards doing a full review on the PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder.
PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder Review
The PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder is a simple yet intuitive Automatic Pet Feeder that can be used for your cat or dog. This flip lid type automatic pet feeder allows you to feed your pet for 2 meals only. You have a choice between feeding your pet once a day for 2 separate days, or 2 meals in a single day. However, it only allows you to program the timer for up to 48 hours in advance.
Each of the tray has capacity to hold up to 1.5 cups of dry food, which is optimal for small to medium sized dogs.
This PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder is one of the simplest Automatic Pet Feeder that you could possibly find. Each individual tray has its own timer, which allows you to set a timer up to 48 hours.
To use this PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder, you simply have to fill both of the trays up to its capacity or to your desired amount. You can then set the timer on both compartments based on your dog’s feeding schedule. In for example, if you want to feed your dog twice a day, set the first compartment’s timer to open within 12 hours of the first meal, and then 24 hours after the 2nd. This timing can be customized by you. The timers are analog, and you can set it in two hour increments from present time
It is generally advised to use only dry food for this product. This is because the lid is not 100% air tight, hence bacteria can penetrate the compartment and contaminant the moist food. The trays itself are BPA-free, and they are dishwasher safe!
The following is the features of the PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder which is taken from the website.
- Conveniently feeds your pet whether you are at home or away
- Timer allows you to set up to 2 meals within 48 hours
- Dishwasher safe food trays hold up to 1.5 cups of dry pet food
- Great for portion control and establishing eating routines
- Best for small to medium dogs and cats
- Requires (1) AA Battery (not included)
The PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder has 2 trays which allows you to contain up to 1.5 cups of dried food in each tray. The trays can be programmed for up to 48 hours for each. Essentially, you can set the 1st timer to 46 hours and the other to 48 hours, and they both still work, exactly like how it is meant to be.
To use this properly, however, you would need to determine your dog’s feeding schedule. There are certain questions that you might want to ask yourself before determining the time. You can ask questions like “How long will I be away?” or “Do I want to set a timer to reward the dogs with treats while I am away”. These questions will determine the intervals between the trays and also the type of food that you will put into it.
In for example, you decided that you will be away for at most 1 day. You can set the 1st timer to 12 hours after the dog’s 1st meal, and the other timer to 24 hours after the 1st meal. All these is just a rough estimate of your dog’s feeding schedule, and it is determined by you. The lid is tight enough to prevent creepy crawlies from contaminating the dried food.
The PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder is one of the simplest Automatic Pet Feeder around. If you are mostly away for just 1 or 2 days, then this Automatic Pet Feeder will be awesome for you and your pet. One of the major downside is that it doesn’t have an alarm, nor does it produce any sound or indication that it is time for the dog to have its meal. Once the timer reaches the stipulated time, it will simply pop the lid up, nothing else. The PetSafe 2 Meal Automatic Pet Feeder might be perfect for dispensing treats while you are away at work!