Automatic pet feeders are growing in popularity as more dog owners return to the office. Whether you feed your dog once, twice or even three times a day, an automatic feeder can help break up your dog's boredom if they're home alone for a few hours - even if it's just to dispense a small snack.
Automatic feeders allow you to set up a routine that provide your dog with access to food at the same time every day, regardless of whether you’re home or not.
Our guide to selecting the best automatic pet feeders is designed to help you make the best choice based on multiple selection criteria.
Selection criteria for picking recommended automatic pet feeders:
- Good quality and safety. We consider quality and safety as well as the functional performance of any products we recommend.
- Value for money. Automatic pet feeders can solve a number of challenges for dog owners who may need to be out of the house longer than usual. As we know, dogs shouldn't be left on their own all day and an automatic pet feeder is never a replacement or a long-term alternative for someone providing real engagement, mental stimulation and toilet breaks. However, there are some scenarios where they can really serve a valuable purpose.
- How much dog owners like them. As automatic pet feeders have increased in popularity, we also factor in whether dog owners are, in general, finding the products we recommend to be reliable and maintain functional performance over a sustained period.
About our best automatic pet feeder recommendations
We’ll be updating and adding to this automatic pet feeder guide so you can bookmark the page and we'll keep you posted when any new automatic pet feeder meets our selection criteria for recommendation.
So, let's get started. Here are our favourite automatic pet feeders in 2021 so far.
We will be updating this article regularly with fuller reviews of the best automatic pet feeders 2021 has to offer as well as any others we find and think you have to know about - so check back regularly for updates!
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