Put an end to cat or dog dinner thieving with the Our Pets Wonderbowl Selective Feeder, an Infrared-activated bowl that opens when
Put an end to cat or dog dinner thieving with the Our Pets Wonderbowl Selective Feeder, an Infrared-activated bowl that opens when the water-resistant collar tag comes near, letting you choose which pet has access to the food inside. Ideal for...
Sorry about the delay. Google groups was blocking the "reply" button for a while, and we've had some earthquakes here, and I've had to recover the cats from their hiding places. I hadn't thought of adapting a cat door (with sensor) to the problem of selective feeding. I'll look into that, but I would appreciate it if you would contact your friend for more information.
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Hello! My partner and I are moving in together--I have a cat, she has a dog (that looooooves food). She suggested buying a selective cat feeder (that uses RFID) but they seem to be expensive if you want one that won't break quickly.Our Pets WonderBowl Selective Cat Feeder: Smart feeder designed for multi-pet species homes Infrared signal tag attaches to any collar Signal-responsive lid for customized pet feeding Operates via three D batteries (not included) Comes with a one-year...WE NOW STOCK THE SUREFEED - The SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder is a selective pet feeder that opens only when it identifies a cat with a registered microchip or RFID collar tag. This product is ideal for multi-cat households to prevent overeating by individual pets or ensure that prescription food is consumed only by a designated pet.
The feeder is supplied with one grey single bowl, one grey split bowl and one grey mat. Additional single bowls, split bowls and mats can be purchased separately in grey, green, blue and pink.
Product Dimensions: 230mm (W) x 310mm (D) x 215mm (H)Do you have a cat that tends to spend a little extra time at the food dish? We do, and his name is Mr. Smith. We also have a petite eater named Harlowe who keeps her girlish figure by eating a little and walking away on her own. So what we needed was a food dish that would recognize our cats and give Mr. Smith a little help in regulating his eating habits while letting Harlowe eat at her leisure--thus was born the Smith Slimmer cat feeder.
Here's how it works. First, you enter some information for each cat in the Smith Slimmer's user-friendly Android interface, indicating how long you want to allow each cat to eat. In our case, we allow Mr. Smith 20 seconds of eating time, after which the feeder closes the door of the cat food bowl. Then, after a programmable closed door interval (we use 20 minutes), Smith Slimmer opens the door, making the food available for the next cat. When Harlowe comes around and begins eating, Smith Slimmer recognizes her, and allows her more time to eat (we use 10 minutes for her, effectively allowing her to eat as long as she likes).
So does it work for portion control and weight loss? Yes! When we started testing Smith Slimmer with Mr. Smith and Harlowe about a year ago, Mr. Smith weighed in at about 21 pounds and was gaining, while Harlowe was holding steady at around 9 pounds. Our veterinarian said a healthy weight for Mr. Smith would be around 15 pounds, and now he weighs about 15.5 pounds. Most importantly, he got to that weight the safe way: very gradually. Meanwhile, Harlowe's weight hasn't changed. We're very happy Mr. Smith is now at a healthy weight and will live a long, healthy life. Plus, the timed feeding/non-feeding method allows him to eat more if he likes (without crying to us for his food)--he just needs to wait a while and let the food he already ate digest before eating again. This way, he doesn't feel hungry, while eating smaller, healthier portions.
I'm selling this first unit at a very low introductory price, with an unlimited lifetime money back guarantee. Why? Because Smith Slimmer has only been tested on Mr. Smith and Harlowe (although for over a year with great success), and it's possible some software changes might be needed in order to adapt to your cats. I'm eager to work with you as a partner in overcoming any difficulties you have in using the feeder with your cats, but the primary goal is for you to be happy with your experience. So if it doesn't work out for any reason, send it back for a full refund.
Also, if you watch the video, you'll see that our cats' markings are quite distinct from each other. If your cats look almost identical, the recognition software probably won't be effective for selective feeding.