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12 of the best automatic cat feeders to keep your pet fed and happy

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As our schedules become more and more jam packed, having the option to automate daily chores, such as feeding the cat, can be a real time saver. Plus, it just feels good to know your feline bestie has a nice full belly. Pet product manufacturers have smartly recognized this need of pet parents everywhere, and there are now dozens of automatic cat feeders available these days. To help you figure out which option is right for you, we researched the internet's favorite models and broke them down based on the features cat owners care about most.

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Whether you’re looking for a no-frills, basic gravity feeder or a full-fledged product to program perfectly timed and portioned meals, we’ve got the best automatic cat feeder options to fit your—and your kitty’s—needs.  Read more...

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BEST OVERALL

PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder

For pet parents who want to program multiple daily meals in set portions, the PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder is your best bet.

  • Capacity: 24 cups
  • Meals: Up to 12
  • Power source: Battery/adapter
$134.95 from Chewy

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BEST IF YOU WANT COOL FEATURES

WESTLINK 6L Automatic Pet Feeder Food Dispenser

The WESTLINK 6L Automatic Pet Feeder Food Dispenser has all the bells and whistles cat owners want in an automatic feeder.

  • Capacity: 25 cups
  • Meals: Up to 4
  • Power source: Battery/USB
$129.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR CATS WITH SPECIAL DIETS

SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder

If you have a multi-cat home where one feline requires a special diet or medication, the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder can give you peace of mind the right pet is consuming what they need.

  • Capacity: 2.5 cups
  • Meals: 1
  • Power source: Battery
$149.99 from Chewy

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BEST BUDGET PICK

PetSafe 5-Meal Automatic Feeder

  • Capacity: 1 cup/chamber (5 cups total)
  • Meals: Up to 5
  • Power source: Battery
$52.95 from Chewy

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BEST SPLURGE

Wagz Smart Dog Feeder

  • Capacity: 19 cups
  • Meals: Unlimited (up to 4 cups at a time)
  • Power source: Battery/adapter
$245 from Amazon

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BEST GRAVITY CAT FEEDER

Van Ness Medium Auto Feeder

  • Capacity: Approximately 15 cups
  • Meals: N/A
  • Power source: N/A
$12.99 from Chewy

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BEST SMART FEEDER

PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder

  • Capacity: 24 cups
  • Meals: Up to 12
  • Power source: Battery/adapter
$185.95 from Chewy

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BEST FOR WET FOOD

GemPet 5 Meal Trays Automatic Pet Feeder

  • Capacity: Each compartment holds about 240 mL, for a total capacity of 1.2L
  • Meals: 5
  • Power source: Battery/adapter
$65.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR INDEPENDENT CATS

AmazonBasics Self-Dispensing Gravity Pet Feeder and Waterer

If your pet can be trusted, there's no reason not to go with this product.

  • Capacity: 11.5 cups
$11.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR PAMPERED CATS

WOPET Automatic Pet Feeder

Its sleek design will make dry cat food seem a bit more attractive.

  • Capacity: 20 cups
$89.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SMALLER CATS

Iseebiz Automatic Cat Feeder

Reviewers say this voice-recorder-included pet feeder is "indestructible."

  • Capacity: 6 cups
$58.99 from Amazon

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BEST AFFORDABLE SMART OPTION

BELOPEZZ 6-Liter Smart Pet Automatic Feeders

This feeder has all the bells and whistles (and great reviews) at a great price.

  • Capacity: 13 cups
$59.80 from Amazon

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