Technology and automation is creeping up more and more in almost every aspect of our lives and the animal industry is no different.
One of the most useful recent advancements in technology aimed at our pets is the programmable, automatic dog feeder.Here is the analysis of advantages and disadvantages of using an automatic dog feeder.
Advantages of Using an Automatic Dog Feeder
Let’s quickly summarize the main benefits with the help of an automatic dog feeder, so that you can see at a glance if it is something you could benefit from:
Automatic dog feeders guarantee your dog is fed independently of your own location or circumstances. They must never miss a meal!
Electronic dog feeders offer additional benefits like portion control and planned feeding. This makes it easier to manage your dog’s weight and related medical conditions.
Self-contained measure and bowl of eating so there is less washing and cleaning for you (no measuring cups to wash and so on.)
Eliminate the need to ask friends or family for favors, to feed your dog if you’re out for long hours a day.
Disadvantages of Using an Automatic Dog Feeder
One criticism of automatic pet feeders is that they remove the benefits and training opportunities offered by a “normal” meal routine whereby the dog owner and dog the quality of spending time together and training routines are applied .
With an automatic feeder, of course, there is no requirement for your dog to sit down before eating, for example.
You can counter this by spending alternate time together to link and strengthen their training. And you still have the property and are supplier of many other things your dog needs, like toys, exercise, love and praise and so on.
We have already discussed the drawbacks at gravity feeders where they allow your dog unlimited access to their food – a problem unless your dog is very self-restraining with their eating habits (a rare quality!).
Taking this into consideration, we recommend electronic, measured portions, Wopet automatic dog feeders from those based solely and not gravity.