The Auto Pet Feeder comes with a fully programmable digital timer which set to come on up to 8 times per day. In the event of a power outage the built in back-up battery will power the unit.
You control the amount of food dispensed based on the number of seconds you set while programming.
The horizontal feed auger inside the unit slowly turns to dispense the food in a controlled manner which can help prevent from eating too fast and becoming bloated.
The bowl is easily detachable for cleaning. The food can remain in the unit while the bowl is being cleaned.
It wasn't difficult to get our tester, Lulu figure out that the Auto Pet Feeder was her very own vending machine. She wasn't able to figure out why the Auto Pet Feeder gave her food only at her normal feeding time. Every time she walks by it she has to stick her nose in it just to see if any delicious morsels fell out, but no suck luck.
Lulu's internal clock goes off at 4:50 every morning (on the weekends too!) and she's ready to eat even if the rest of aren't up yet, which doesn't seem to matter to her. Having the Auto Pet Feeder has been a blessing to us. Lulu can now get up at her normal time, have her breakfast and come back to bed without disturbing anyone.
You can see in the photo below that Lulu is very satisfied, so much so, she's licking her lips!
After careful consideration, Lulu rates the Auto Pet Feeder with a "Highly Recommended" 4 1/2 paws!