PetLibro Automatic Pet Feeder Review by Janice Jones |Published 10-13-2020
We all know that adult dogs should consume two meals a day, equally spaced for optimal health and nutrition. Puppies will need to be fed more often, typically three times a day, because their GI tract is not fully mature and their stomachs too small to hold big meals. Most dog trainers and other dog professionals recommend a scheduled approach to feeding as opposed to free feeding to make training easier.
But such a feeding schedule is often not possible even to the most devoted dog owner. Life, not to mention work, often gets in the way leaving us humans to feel guilty and our dogs to get hungry.
Without resorting to leaving a large bowl of food out all day with the hope that our dog won't gobble it all up at one time, what is the average dog owner to do?
It's easy if you work from home. Still, with restrictions lifting from the pandemic, many conscientious dog owners sometimes find themselves back in the office with erratic agendas that don’t lend themselves to a well-orchestrated feeding schedule.
There are ways around this dilemma, of course. You can quit your job, hire a pet sitter, or negotiate for a better work schedule. None of these options are practical, though, so many people are opting for automatic pet feeders.
Just as the name implies, these devices are manufactured to serve a certain amount of food at a specific time and work exceptionally well if you can't be there to do the meal yourself.
With so many different types of automatic pet feeders on the market these days, how does one decide which is best for them?
There are two basic types of feeders: gravity and the second through electronic programing. For this article's purposes, we will examine the pros and cons of the ones that work electronically.
Gravity feeders are acceptable because they deliver food and allow the dog to "graze" whenever they please, but they really aren't much better or different from serving food in a regular dog bowl.
Before purchasing a new device, I always like to decide what I need by looking at different features and then draw up a wish-list. Here are some of the features I think are very important when it comes to automatic feeders:
That may seem like a lot to ask, but I found out it is very doable. The best part is that I found my dogs taking to an automatic feeder just as if it were their favorite food bowl, even after eating from traditional stainless steel or ceramic dog bowls all of their lives.
The PetLibro Automatic Pet Feeder seemed to fulfill all my expectations. Let's take a closer look.
It's always refreshing to find a product that meets your needs AND that your pet likes too. What is equally appealing is when the company that creates the products loves animals as much as we do.
The company, PetLibro, was founded in 2019 in the USA and now ships to homes in the US, Canada, and Japan. In addition to automatic pet feeders, they offer grooming supplies, pet water fountains, and pet beds. You can learn more about this young company at petlibro.com.