People have struggled with the weight of their dogs, and CATS especially for a long time.
Putting a cat on a “diet” usually fails because the cats pester the owners while they try to sleep. Finally the owner gives up and decides “FINE STAY FAT”
With dogs, your family can double feed, over pour, mis-measure and add stuff to the food while they feed.
All that is solved with a good Automatic Feeder.
Yeah, I thought I didn't need one, too.
I thought “What a luxury. Not worth it.”
Now I think I'd never NOT have one.
With an autofeeder:
- Cats stop bothering you for food because they realize it's the Feeder and NOT YOU they have to bother.
- Dogs, same.
- Feeding a specified amount of dry food twice a day pulls weight off fat dogs.
- Not begging is nice
- Not being tempted to Put Something On The Food and fatten a dog up is nice.