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. I would love to win Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder for my Dog, as he is on medication.

  2. I would love either of these.

  3. My dog would love this

  4. I would like to encourage my Cairn Terrier to drink more water. The stainless steel fountain just might help with that!

  5. I would like to with the Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain for my cats!

  6. These bowls are amazing! I hope I win!!!

  7. Katherine LingenfelterApril 1, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I would love to win a pet fountain 2 pits and 4 cats are messy.

  8. D. Dayneen CaldwellApril 1, 2018 at 8:43 am

    What a wonderful system. I would love to win this pair and purchase the feeder a water fountain for my two Bernese Mountain Dogs. 🐾🐾

  9. I would choose the water fountain, although it might not hold enough water for continuous availability for the number of animals we have. Making certain that the water bowls are full is an ongoing concern here, at least for the dogs. We do have a smaller fountain for the cats, which is out of reach of the dogs.

  10. The stainless steel fountain looks cool.

  11. The Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain is what I`d be interested in. I think my cat and pup would love this.

  12. Dub the cat loves the faucet. The fountain would be his dream come true!!!

  13. useful item

  14. I would love to win the 360 stainless steel pet fountain!

  15. time savers.

  16. I like the idea of the Eatwell 5-Meal Pet Feeder. My dog needs to go on a diet, this might be very helpful.

  17. Great Products!

  18. Richardson DarleneApril 1, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    I believe any of us would love to win! Good luck to all!

  19. Giveaway!! My furry babies would love this feeder!!!

  20. Water is so important for our pets. This is a wonderful prize. Our chocolate Lab lives for fresh water all the time. She is such a sweet baby. All dogs deserve to be treated like this. Hope to win!

  21. I love both of them been looking for something like this for my doggy…please pick me

  22. Rachel Van DriestApril 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Our 2 cats and dog would love this water fountain!

  23. Solomon would love to win. I know this would encourage him to drink more water

  24. My 4 cats would love the water fountain! Thanks! 😺😺😺😺

  25. I would love to have the Eat Well feeder for my dog!

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