The feeder has done wonders for my two dogs. The feeder is very easy to use and really helps with portion control. My older dog needed to lose weight so with that being said the puppy food went into the feeder so my oldest dog couldn't get into it. So as time moved on he had weight loss of 5lbs and now doesn't even bother to go near the puppy food! It's a must buy!
I searched everywhere to find a cat feeder that did multiple automatic portions plus some type of securement to keep another cat out. We bought 2 collars, so 1 collar opens it for the cat I want eating this food and the other collar closes it when the second cat comes within 2 feet. It takes a bit of training at first because the cats get a little spooked, but well worth it! Get the second collar if you need to keep another cat out. Expensive, but worth the money! I have used for just over a week so far.
I am happy to share with you that my cat Jay Jay has been taken off the insulin. If his blood glucose remains stable for the next 6 months, he will be in full remission. If you read this, I encourage you to invest in this feeder. It can save you lots of other veterinary-related bills (i.e. Insulin alone is $160 not to include the $30 cost for each monthly blood glucose test, etc.). I will keep you posted on how Jay Jay is doing between now and May.
Had difficulty with program machine but Vet helped. Cats not doing well with collars but they realize food now comes from machine. One is now camping out next to his. I'm happy I know he's getting correct amount of food for his Diabetes.
We have 3 dogs of different ages. The feeders have given us the ability to use its multiple settings to control the time of day for feeding, how many meals given per day, amount of food given per feeding, and which dog eats at which feeder. Location is the key to these feeders. They need to be spaced out a bit. The door can be left open at all times, closing when the wrong animal passes, or left closed so it opens only when the appropriate animal needs to eat. The Portion Pro rx is a wonderful feeder and I highly recommend it to households especially that have multiple pets and if there is one or more with special dietary needs--special diet, controlling weight, etc. I can see this working with single pet households as well!