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Monday, June 22, 2009

Automatic Cat Food Dispenser Feeds When Only Cats Are Home

Question about the Ergo Small Pet Feeder

Q: "We are often gone over a 3 day week-end. Our 2 cats do very well alone since we have an automatic litter box. They do need to be fed on a regular schedule due to medical problems. How many times a day does the Ergo automatic pet feeder release food? How much is dispensed each time? Thanks." Valerie

Answer: The small Ergo automatic pet feeder is probably your best choice. The minimum dispensed per feeding is 1 second's worth which would be .025 ounces. In 1 minute about 3/16 cup of dry food up to 3/8 inch diameter would be dispensed. You can set the release time for up to 5 minutes which would be about 8 ounces of food. The unit has a 24 hour programmable digital timer with battery backup, rotating plug for vertical and horizontal outlets, manual override switch, 8 programs maximum per day plus a daylight saving feature. This dispenser holds 5 pounds of food. This feeder is designed for pets under 15 pounds.

Consider the Ergo automatic pet waterer, probably the smaller unit. Our dogs and cat share one so the medium sized pet waterer with the 3 gallon water jug is better for them. Fresh water is more enticing and healthier for cats and dogs. Our little Siamese cat drinks more often than the dogs do.

Thanks for your question.
Sincerely, Barbara

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