Automating your cat’s eating or drinking routines can have a number of benefits beyond knowing your pet’s bowl is full while you’re out at work. We all lead tremendously busy lives, so making sure our beloved pets are well taken care of if we get caught up or need to head out is really important. Not just for our own peace of mind but also our pet’s wellbeing.
The great news is that automated pet products don’t just stop your pet’s stomach from rumbling, they can help satisfy the needs of your cat in a number of really helpful ways.
Of course, one of the most prominent perks of automated pet products, like food bowls and water fountains, is the routine that they provide for your pet.
Regular, measured feeding is a great way to know your pet is getting proper food when they need it the most. It means no more early mornings of being woken up for treats and you don’t have to feel guilty if you forget to top up the bowl before you head out for work.
Cats are naturally territorial animals so many of their behaviors will revolve around the owner's schedule and the routines set by their surroundings. Automated feeders can help to solidify these environmental routines.
Routines can be really important for cats because significant changes can cause some stress. When other things are changing, maintaining things like meal times can be a way to soothe your pet and help release some of their anxieties.
Automated feeding also allows better portion control if your pet can get a bit greedy, this stops them from overeating and feeling ill without taking away the food completely.
Speaking of greedy pets, automated bowls can be a good option for a cat on a diet. A surprising number of cats are overweight and this can significantly impact health and mobility. Improved and automated portion control can make controlled eating easier for your pet. At specific times your cat will have a fresh new portion waiting for them, and this makes staying on top of eating really hassle-free.
Similarly, if your cat doesn’t really drink enough, an automated water fountain can encourage them to drink more regularly. Not only is the flowing water fun for cats but it means it stays fresh (and cool) for longer.
Just as it is important to establish a routine for feeding, litter tray routines can make life easier for everyone. Better still, automated litter trays keep everything fresh for your pet and help you to manage waste and odor. These handy devices sift through the litter and cleanse it. Typically you will only have to change an automated litter box for one cat once a week – it’s a win for everyone!
What Do You Need To Consider With Automated Products?
There’s no doubt that these automated cat products can make our lives easier, but what do you need to consider before you buy?
Space and placement of the products could be something worth thinking about. Some automated devices can be slightly larger and require a power outlet. This is something to consider.
Secondly, make sure you research which brands are most suitable. Hygiene and safety are incredibly important and choosing the right model is vital.
Most of all, think about how they can make life more comfortable for both you and your pet. There are plenty of smart pet products available that are guaranteed to improve your routines — it’s time to discover them!