HOW TO GET MORE FROM YOUR PET FEEDERS
CHOOSE THE ONE YOU NEED
It might sound obvious, but if you want to create an automated feeding routine for your cat or dog with feedback on their eating progress, go for a smart pet feeder – that’s the Petwant. If you just want to show your pet a little extra love, treat them to some special kibble by using a treat cam – that’s the Furbo or Pawbo. The latter are much smaller and more interactive, but they’re no replacement for your pet’s normal feeding schedule.
GET THE HEIGHT RIGHT
Some smart pet feeders are designed to sit on the floor (case in point – the Petwant), but others benefit from being higher up on a surface. Furbo fires its treats out at an angle upwards, but unless your dog (or cat, if they’re particularly cunning) is really small, the treats will land at their feet, so consider placing a feeder such as this one on a small side table for optimum effect.
SECURE IT IN PLACE
Got a particularly boisterous pooch? Then you should take advantage of your smart pet feeder’s ability to screw onto a surface. The Pawbo has provision for screws (attached to a surface using wall plugs) at the rear, and it also comes with sticky pads underneath to secure it in place. If you don’t, chances are your new gadget will end up crashing along your kitchen floor when feeding time comes.