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. My pups and kitties would love this fountain. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I would love to win the Drinkwell 360. It looks really nice. My Sandee and Callie would love it. Thank you

  3. Would love to win either one for my pets!

  4. Our girl likes to eat right at six AM or PM and in tme AM sometimes that means her getting us up when she wants and before
    we want. This would be wonderful

  5. This would be perfect for my kitty that has kidney disease she has to have medicine put on her food but I have a multi cat home so cant leave home because of the special feeding with this I can put her in my big cage and be gone at least over night to see family

  6. That water fountain would be amazing to have for my crew.

  7. Cheryl GilmartinApril 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    My Cats would like both of these.

  8. I would love the pet fountain as my dogs and cats. The cats always want flowing water.

  9. The eatwell 5 meal pet feeder would be great for my mom’s dog when we are away for the day. Allowing him to have his meals at the times we usually feed him when we are home.
    This would truly be beneficial to us.

  10. Tigger my cat would love either one!

  11. nice clean cold water all the time that would be great

  12. My cats LOVE fresh water fountains and I’d love to win because theirs quit working about 6 months ago. Trixie loves them.

  13. I need that water fountain for my kitties! We have 6 and they go through lots of water 🙂

  14. Patricia Wojnar CrowleyApril 1, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I would love to win the Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain!

  15. I would love the Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain.

  16. This would be awesome for my multiple animals!!

  17. That water fountain is dope, I’ve been wanting something like that for a long time– would LOVE to win!!

  18. I leave food and water out 24 7 for my pets so these wins would be perfect

  19. I am always changing their water, so this will be a great prize!

  20. Nice Prize!

  21. My cats would love this! And it would save me time since I wouldn’t have to turn the sink on in the bathroom and wait for them to lap at drips a few minutes apiece. I created monsters.

  22. Candace L NelsonApril 2, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Wow fancy! My girls can show off to the neighbor dogs( The Joneses)> LOL

  23. My dog either drinks too much water or not enough. I think the water fountain would be great way to regulate his drinking. This would be a great gift for any pet.

    Thank you.

  24. My sister has several pets. This would make a great gift to her…she’d love the water fountain!!

  25. My Dog needs this so she quits hogging my bed! She will not sleep on floor. Has to be a bed or a couch. She’d love this! 800PetMeds are the best!
    THANK YOU for helping me take care of my baby!!!

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