With one diabetic cat and another overweight cat at home, this revolution of new feeders has come to us at the right time. We have bought two pro feeders and they are phenomenal.
For one, the portion feeder allows for customized feeding. This provides cats with the natural feeding rhythm of 6 times per day, which is normal for them in the wild, as they are grazers. Letting them chow down twice per day and starve the rest of the day is absolutely not ideal. This is how they gain weight and develop diseases.
Secondly, the weight of both of my cats has dropped immensely.
And, third, we reduced our diabetic cat's insulin from 8 units to 1 unit (and our vet says that our cat might come off the insulin completely).
We highly recommend these feeders.
Andrea & Eric
The PortionPro Rx is a revolutionary way of feeding all pets whether in single or multi-pet households! Prior to the PortionProRx, my busy schedule as a veterinarian dictated feeding times of my cats. Sometimes, their meals were several hours late. I also saw my pets steal food from each other and had trouble sleeping through the night as they would wake me up for food. After the PortionProRx joined our household, my cats are fed every few hours (which is a more natural feeding routine that my schedule can’t accommodate), they are unable to steal each other’s food, and I no longer am woken up in the middle of the night with begging! I recommend all of my patients have a PortionProRx because of its ease of use and ability to improve family life and the bond you have with your pet. Single animal households can also benefit from this regulated, controlled feeding system because our human nature is to show our pet love by over feeding. Over feeding leads to obesity and related medical complications that I deal with on a regular basis in my office. I know you won’t regret purchasing this for your home - it will change your life and the life you lead with your pets!
They were late arriving in the mail but I guess that is not the companies fault. I hope they last longer than a year for what they cost. I’m still new with the system so it took me a little to get things programmed as I have 2 different dogs and 2 different feeders. For now they seem to be working fine. I do wish they had some type of insurance on them so when one of my babies lose it in the yard it would not cost the whole price again. Just my opinion.
I have tried every "automated" feeder that I've come across in the past few years and this feeder has surpassed my expectations in every way. I no longer worry about my pet's special feeding needs and the portion control is flawless. LOVE and would recommend to anyone.
I have two feeders, one for each cat. The cats both eat a prescription diet and the feeders allow me to strictly control their food intake and prevents stealing/overeating. Being able to feed small portions of food six times daily has also been a huge benefit! Less scarfing and barfing happening and much less yowling at 4 AM.
We got 2 feeders because my 19 year old cat needed a special diet from my other 2 younger cats. We left his feeder open for him without a collar and it closed when the younger cats with collars came around. And had the other closed and would open when they approached it. It worked very well. We could really see what they were eating and adjust accordingly. All the cats adapted quickly. The only downside is that they are on the loud side, and mine sit in a high traffic area, so they are always opening and closing.
We have two cats - both are on different diets and one would always steal the other’s food. Feeding time used to be a stressful ordeal, consisting of feeding the cats in separate areas of the house and “babysitting” them while they ate. Now we have two PortionPro Rx feeders and we will never go back. All we have to do is refill the tanks with food periodically and the rest is taken care of. They cannot access or eat each other’s food, and the set amount of food is dispensed every few hours so they maintain a healthy and consistent feeding schedule. It also makes going away for an overnight or weekend so easy and worry-free!
When we adopted two six month old kittens from a shelter, they were very aggressive and would overeat. Two PortionPro Rx feeders solved the problem right away. They adapted to the systems on the first day. When a feeding happens, they each go to their own feeder and seldom bother to try to get in their sister’s bowl. Over time, they have started to graze by leaving some food behind for later.
The ability to feed throughout the day, and even leave for a few days without worry is super!
I no longer have to feed my cats up on a table and I can ensure each of my cats gets the proper diet without having to worry about my dogs eating it! I no longer get woken up at 6AM by a screaming 20 pound cat on my chest and instead have a sleeping 15 pound cat at my feet well past 8AM. These feeders have saved me so many headaches, keep my pets healthy and happy are are also a sleep saver!
Life Changing! Worry-Free! I started using a PortionPro Rx feeder probably 7 months ago. I'm a single mom with 3 kiddos ages 9, 7, & 6. At the time I had one pet, a young adult cat. He was quite fond of food and always begging to be fed. I had fed him twice daily. I was getting ready to leave town for a long weekend of skiing with my kids and my feeder arrived! I was able to leave town worry-free that Grady was getting exactly what he needed daily rather than filling several dishes and hoping he didn't sit and eat it all the first day! I also had previously had 1 child in charge of feeding Grady and noticed him packing on a little weight....I watched her feed him once and realized exactly why that was! The PortionPro Rx eliminated that worry as well! Recently, I added a kitten to the mix. At 1.3lbs, Flash began his PortionPro Rx feeder like a champ! He was so small that he'd sit right in the dish to eat. He immediately trained to it! Having the option for up to 6 meals a day kept adequate food available for him to graze. Grady, the adult cat, also enjoys eating more meals a day and his body condition is perfect. I can honestly say that I will never "feed" a pet again! These feeders have taken 'room for error' out of the equation, made my life much simpler, and allowed for happy, healthy cats of different ages to be fed flawlessly. I LOVE THEM!!!
My cats can graze 24/7 but they still only get their days portion of food. And they dont eat each others food. If I go away overnight, they still get fed on time. For any home with a picky pet and a piggy pet, this is a great solution.