How to feed your cat when you are not there

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Now that Momo can work longer, it may happen that we are alone during more than 4 hours. We eat 4 to 5 meals a day, imagine our dismay when we heard of the news !
What ? More than 4 hours alone ?
Fortunately, Claire thought of everything : she bought two automatic food dispensers for us.

How to feed your cat when you are not there ?

Place a meal in the bowl (up to 300 ml)
TX1 open
If needed, place an ice pack under this one
TX1 cold pack
Place the bowl in the dispenser and close it
Settle the timer (till 48 hours)
TX1 closed

The model we have works with a AA battery. It’s also usable for wet food, and is very easy to clean.

There are bigger dispensers that allow to prepare up to 6 meals. Claire would nevertheless not use them : if Momo and she were absent for 1 or 2 days, she would prefer to ask somebody to come to take care of us.

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20 thoughts on “How to feed your cat when you are not there

  1. Summer

    Because our feeding schedule is complicated, my human always has to ask someone to feed us if she is going to miss one of our meals! Fortunately, we just get breakfast and dinner. Except for Binga, who gets to eat whenever she feels like… but when the humans are away (it’s never for too long), she has to make do.

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  2. Sammy and Teddy

    We’ve always thought those automatic feeders are terrific. My Mom never leaves me more than one night at the most so feeding isn’t a problem – she just leaves me lots of fresh water and kibble with no wet food. If Mom and Dad were gone longer than two nights at most, I’d be visiting the Pet Hotel where I would be spoiled extra rotten and fed whenever I asked. Not a bad deal I say…….!!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Eastside Cats

    We may look into this type of feeder, since we need Chuck to eat more, but Angel to eat less! The Hubby is home all day, so he can cater to their needs (which usually means slipping Chuck extra food while Angel is elsewhere), but there is always room for improvement. Thanks for this post!

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  4. M. K. Clinton

    That is very fancy and a brilliant idea! My cats always had food in their bowl so they ate whenever they wanted. That would not work with Bentley or he would weigh 100 pounds. Haha!

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  5. Raven

    It’s wonderful news that Momo is working longer, but sad that’s he’s away from you.
    We need to look for a feeder like that for Raven. Since we’ve been feeding only canned food, she eats much more often. We put refrigerated food out at 11:30pm, but she often wakes us at 5 am because she’s hungry.

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  6. Marg

    WE have to agree, if we had one of those, LG and Tippy Tail would get it all. But it is a good idea if there are just one or two cats. You all have a great week.

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  7. Little Binky and Granny

    This is a great invention. Granny’s sitter-kitties had three of them. It worked with their chip, so each kitty had its own meal…and they had to, because they were all on different diets 😀 Pawkisses for a wonderful Day 🙂 <3

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