An automatic pet feeder could be the answer to keep your cat, dog or rabbit living in the lap of luxury whilst you continue to slave away at the office!
You could possibly consider an Automatic Pet Feeder to be a bit of an extravagance. Almost like a cat or dog restaurant on tap. Some of these feeders are quite sophisticated as well. They have timers of course, in order to manage the automatic delivery. but some actually allow you to record your voice as well, so that your pet hears your dulcet tones and helps avoid pet stress.
Some models actually have an ice cooler as well. This is great if you want to leave fresh food available for your cat or dog (or even rabbit). Normally speaking you would leave dry food because there might be a risk of fresh food going off if there was a delay in your returning. Having an ice store helps keep fresh food up to scratch, so that your pet can continue living in the manner to which they have become accustomed.
The other advantage is if you want to keep your pet on a strict eating schedule. Many pets do become overweight from a combination of over eating and lack of exercise. You can certainly place some control over the former by using an automatic pet feeder. The best ones have multiple set up times so that you can set the food to be delivered at very specific times.
You would not normally leave your pet on their own for any amount of time. You might want to feed them in the evening for example, if you knew that you would be home late. All the models that I have come across work for a minimum of 24 hours. Some do operate over longer period though, up to 4 or 5 days even. Maybe you are away on holiday and you have someone dog or cat sitting, and don’t want to tie tour helper down too much. Either way. these gadgets do offer a great deal of flexibility.