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The Best Automatic Dog Bowl Feeder With Timer

Updated on December 30, 2012

A Programable Dog Food Bowl With Timer Makes Portion Control Easy

Looking for a solution for feeding your dog or cat while you are away? Automatic pet feeders are very sophisticated these days and they can help keep your dogs and cats healthy with proper portion control even when you are away from the home.

The dog food programmable feeder featured to the left for instance allows you to set a daily food distribution schedule up to three times daily at set intervals, you even choose the amount of food to deliver. For people on the go this is one of the best ways to keep your dog well fed but not over fed. Of course this isn't the only timed dog food bowl out there. Lower on this page I've presented a few alternatives for you to look at.

Photo Credit - Le Bistro Portion-Control Automatic Pet Feeder by Petmate via Amazon

My Favorite Programmable Pet Feeder On A Timer

The Le Bistro pet feeder as shown above and featured below is my favorite for a few reasons. It is large enough for dogs, can portion out food multiple times a day, and you can program it to portion out specific amounts of food based on your preferences. The unit itself isn't that expensive and if you are crafty you can make some pretty handy setups with it in your home.

Aspen Pet Lebistro Programmable Food Dispenser- 30 Cup
Aspen Pet Lebistro Programmable Food Dispenser- 30 Cup

This pet feeder will portion out food from 1/4 cup to 3 cups at a time up to three times a day. This is perfect for those weekend getaways where you leave the animals at home.


Programmable dog food bowls shouldn't be used as a means to not actively attend to your dog but they do make feeding them on a schedule a lot easier. Below I've featured some of the top rated automatic dog food bowls on the market. These are all quality items on their own but you will have to figure out which is best for your needs and your dog.

More Programmable Dog Feeders With Timers

These are some of the best programmable dog feeders on timers. These are obviously going to a bit more expensive than ordinary dog food bowls and stands but they offer a lot in return as well.

I love programmable pet feeding bowls because it makes me feel better about leaving the animals at home by themselves for a weekend but for all the normal days I am home with the animals I like keeping more traditional dog bowls out. The following pages feature some of the best dog bowls and feeders in ceramic while the other features some of the best elevated food bowls for Fido around.

Unique Ceramic Dog Bowls & Feeders
Ceramic bowls are great for dogs and pet owners alike. They are easy to clean and care for, they can be decorated in just about any style you like and they a...

The Best Raised Dog Bowls & Feeders
Big dogs need big dog feeders that sit high off the ground. The following page is full of excellent feeders and dog bowls which have all received the highest...

More Automatic Dog Feeders For Sale

Ebay is another great place to find interesting items like programmable dog feeders for sale. Below are just a short list of current offerings.

Do Your Dogs Make A Mess At Dinner Time?

If you have trouble with messes at dinner time then maybe it's time to get a better dog food bowl. The following pages feature top rated bowls that don't tip over easily as well as some feeding stands that minimize the odds of spills and splashes.

Dog Bowls That Won't Tip Over And Spill
No dog bowl is ever going to be spill poof but this bowl is very close to tip-over-proof. It is going to be very difficult for your dog to tip this dog food ...

Elevated Dog Feeder Stands
It's always a good thing to get your dogs dishes up off the ground. Regardless if you have a small dog or a large dog or any sized dog in between a raised fe...

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      Sharyn Read 4 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      What an amazing idea - never had to worry about missing a doggie meal ever again! Very clever!