How Often Should I Feed my Pet?

Having a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences someone can have. Taking care of them is the least we can do for their unconditional love and cuddles. As we all generally know, there are many responsibilities when it comes to being a pet parent. Of the many decisions pet parents have to make when raising and taking care of their furry friend, some of the most important ones are how and when to feed them.  Both the Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder and the Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain would be perfect in making sure your pet is properly fed and hydrated. Usually, pet parents will either free-feed their pet or set up scheduled feedings.

Free-feeding pets is a practice many owners do, and it works well if your pet can maintain a healthy weight and avoid having accidents in the house. Free-feeding is when you leave food out and let your pet graze the food whenever they want, which can allow them to eat when they are hungry.

Scheduled feedings allow pet parents to control portions and set a routine for their pet. Routine feeding is great for pets especially puppies and kittens because it gives them a sense of security and predictability. Both dogs and cats thrive on habits and giving your pets a routine can help speed up the training process. In fact, a set feeding routine can help your pet stay relaxed during life changes happening in the household, such as bringing home a new baby, going on vacation, or moving to a new home.

For puppies, if you feed them at the same time every day, they’ll have to eliminate at the same time every day, which can significantly help reduce accidents and aid in housetraining.  Appetite can be an important indicator of health, and scheduled feedings can be a helpful tool if your pet falls ill because you’ll be able to track how much or how little they are eating.

Typically puppies and kittens up to 6 months of age need between three and four meals a day. After six months the amount can be reduced to twice a day. As they grow into adults, they can remain on a twice-a-day schedule or drop down to eating once a day. It’s best to talk to your vet to determine what’s best for your pet.

Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder helps you set the perfect feeding schedule for your pet

The Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder by PetSafe is an automatic feeder for dogs or cats. This convenient feeder has a time that can feed your pet at timed intervals. Simply set the timer to give your pet a measured portion of dry food whenever you choose. This automatic feeder is great for busy, working pet parents who have a stricter schedule and can’t feed their pets on time.

The electric feeder runs on 4 “D” batteries (not included) and is made of a durable, BPA-free plastic. The removable tray holds five 1-cup meals and is dishwasher-safe. Simply fill each tray with dry food and set the timer to your liking. You can set the tray to feed your pet up to five times a day or even once a day for five days.

With the Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder, you don’t have to worry about feeding your pet if you’re running late coming home from work.  You and your pet would love this product!


Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain provides your pet fresh, clean water

The Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain is the perfect water fountain for your dog or cat. Due to the stagnant water in regular water bowls, bacteria are able to grow and possibly cause your pet to get sick. The stainless steel pet fountain aerates water through a charcoal filter, stopping bacteria from growing in your pet’s bowl, and the constantly flowing stream of water attracts and encourages your pet to drink.  With it, you don’t have to worry about constantly changing your pet’s water to make sure their drinking fresh, clean water.

The Pet Fountain plugs into any outlet in your house and comes with five interchangeable spouts for the perfect stream setting. It can hold 1 gallon of water that aerates through a charcoal filter at all times. Replacement filters and a cleaning kit are also available and sold separately.

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Win a FREE Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain OR an Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder!

These prizes are perfect for both dogs and cats! Which one do you want?  Just leave a comment below and you could win a FREE Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain OR an Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder from 1800PetMeds!
Two winners will be chosen at random on Monday, April 2, 2018, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck! 

Congrats to the drawing winners: Susan A (fountain) and Sandy E (feeder). Look for an email from us regarding claiming your prize! 

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  1. Would love this for our pup!

  2. The Stainless Steel Pet Fountain would be an awesome drinking option for my pet, as I am positive she would love it.

  3. I would love the Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder.

  4. would be perfect for my pup

  5. I love the idea of the feeder and the water fountain! My furr babies would prefer the water fountain though as they love to drink from the faucets!

  6. I would like the feeder but the water one is also a great one.

  7. Would love these for my girls – Chihuahua and coonhound

  8. The pet fountain would be a blessing for our thirsty cats!

  9. Our pets would absolutely love the Drinkwell Pet Fountain!

  10. Our dog would live this! 🐕🐶🐾♥️

  11. Our dog would live this! 🐕🐶🐾♥️

  12. I’m so excited about this Guveaway!!
    I have 4 cats and a dog. 2 of my cats drink from the sink daily so they would LOVE the water fountain. I’ve wanted to get one for so long!! Pick me please..

  13. This is a great giveaway!

  14. I use to have a watering fountain for years for my cats, but it finally stopped working. I would love to have another one. They are so much better for your pets.

  15. this sounds like the perfect system to prevent stagnant water

  16. Great giveaway! Would love to win for my dog!

  17. Awesome giveaway!! My rescue fur baby deserves nothing but the very best and the “Drinkwell 360 Fountain” would be great to offer her fresh, filtered water all day long.

  18. I love that this has a charcoal filter and that the water isn’t stagnant! My pets would love drinking from a fountain!

  19. My cats Roxi and Precious already have a fountain but this one is much nicer!

  20. My cats Precious and Roxi have a water fountain but this one is so much nicer.

  21. would love to win fountain for my cats.

  22. We have an older model Drinkwell fountain, the plastic one. Everyone loves the trickling water but it is hard to clean with all it’s little corners. Someone (I won;t say who) likes to “swim” in it! Water all over the floor! One of our cats is diabetic and needs certain bit of water a day. I add warm water to their food and I know he drinks from the little trickle in the fountain. I would love to win a new stainless fountain for them. It looks as tho it would be easier cleaning for me! Our dogs use the fountain also and I know they don’t try to swim in it! Thank You!

  23. Our pup Sparta would LOVEEE the water bowl!!! She is the biggest fan of any moving water…showers, hoses, faucet, you name it she’s there! 😊

  24. My poor – Very loved – Dog is sick.. We have to monitor his food, portion and time. . like eat 1 hour after taking his medicine.
    This Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder would be very helpful. I would love to win this for my Dog. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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