SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Solves Food Problems in Multi-Pet Homes

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This post is sponsored by SureFlap

Do you have a cat who gobbles up his own meal and then steals everyone else’s food? Do you have a cat who needs to eat a diet that’s different from what everyone else in your household eats? Does the dog eat your cat’s food? The new SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder may solve these problems for you.

How does the SureFeed feeder work?

From the makers of the SureFlap Microchip Door, this feeder uses RFID technology to read a cat’s veterinarian-inserted microchip and determine whether or not to let the cat inside. The feeder also works with the SureFlap RIFD collar tag. When the feeder is not in use, the food compartment is covered with a clear lid. As the cat approaches the feeder, it reads the cat’s chip and the lid retracts.

The feeder is compatible with all brands of microchips worldwide. It uses 4 size C batteries (not included) which will last for about six months. The feeder comes with one grey split bowl and one grey mat. If you’d like to mix it up a bit, bowls and mats are also available in very pretty colors (blue, pink and green). The bowls are shallow and wide enough to prevent whisker stress.

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Food stays fresher longer

The sealed food keeps canned food fresh longer, which allows cats to eat multiple small meals throughout the day, the way cats in the wild would. The feeder is not refrigerated, so I don’t recommend using it for raw food, but canned food can be safely left out for several hours.

Case study: SureFeed Microchip Feeder helps Booey eat his meals in peace

Once it was just Peter and Vinnie, a 13-year-old domestic short hair, but after adopting Booey from a family who could no longer care for her, Peter found himself with two cats who lead quite different lifestyles. 14-year-old Booey is on a special diet because he’s hyperthyroid and in renal failure. To make matters even more complicated, the family grew again with the addition of Buddy, a lively German shepherd cross who, much to Booey’s dismay, continually ate her food. Click here to read more about how the feeder helped Peter address the challenges with his furry family members.

My take on this feeder

I love that this feeder is designed in a way that accomplishes what it’s meant to without looking like anything but a feeder. I believe that cats will accept it much quicker than some of the more complicated designs that are on the market. My favorite thing about this feeder is that it keeps food fresh longer, which makes it perfect for cats who don’t like to eat their entire meal in one sitting.

For more information about the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder, and to purchase, please visit SureFlap.com. The SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder is also available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

Coming next week!
We will be giving away
one SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder
to one lucky reader!

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17 Comments on SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Solves Food Problems in Multi-Pet Homes

  1. Tracy Brewer
    August 13, 2015 at 7:14 am (4 years ago)

    One dog & 3 cats I really need this for my dog. Lol we have a cat that always eats his food.

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  2. Elizabeth
    August 5, 2015 at 10:07 am (4 years ago)

    Hi Ingrid. Thanks you so very much for including the 25% discount for the feeder. I’ve just ordered 1 for my special needs kitty and the discount made it a lot easier…he can only eat very small portions at a time, and always wants food during the night which requires me to stand there multiple times from midnight until 6AM so overweight kitty doesn’t gobble the carbs- I am exhausted from no sleep! I had just about given up and figured Big Boy was just going to have to stay obese… yea! I think this feeder will solve the problem. Thanks for sharing!!!! Been looking for this!!! Big Boy is on a low-carb species appropriate diet (ZiwiPeak) but he prefers the only food sick kitty will eat, which is loaded with carbs. Thanks again!!

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    • Ingrid
      August 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm (4 years ago)

      Let us know how the feeder works for you, Elizabeth!

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      • Elizabeth
        August 13, 2015 at 8:32 am (4 years ago)

        Ugh. Read the directions!!! I glanced @ the instructions but didn’t read the Note about training kitty. Wilford was cautious, began eating, as he backed away, the flap started to close, OH NO!!! Now he is scared of the thing- UGH! Read Read the instructions about not doing what I did until kitty is used to it!!!!

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        • Ingrid
          August 13, 2015 at 9:00 am (4 years ago)

          Oh no! I hope you can get him used to it again slowly. Maybe use some extra special treats to convince him that this is a good thing?

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  3. Cleopawtra (Becca Cook)
    August 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the feeder, we could use one here. I have a Waffles too. Doc eats everything he can get his mouth around. We even have to fight him for the human food.

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  4. Jeanne B.
    August 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG I will take five, please. Sure beats shoving them in cat carriers at dinner time then having to release them later. Would it work if multiple cats have microchips? This is brilliant. I especially love the archway that goes up and over the huddled cat, preventing bullying. Enter me in that drawing next week–we have needed these for a LONG time.

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  5. Glogirly Cats
    August 4, 2015 at 11:40 am (4 years ago)

    Well I have the food thief of food thieves here in my house. Waffles inhales his food in seconds and then promptly races over to Katie’s dish to horn in. I would love to know how this feeder would work when an unauthorized cat tries to squeeze his head in along with the authorized cat… or even pushes her out of the way. (!)

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    • Ingrid
      August 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s a really good question, Debbie – I’ll try to get an answer for you.

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    • Piers
      August 5, 2015 at 3:40 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Debbie,
      The feeder has several functions to help with the situation you are talking about. The first and easiest is the slider switch on the bottom which allows you to decrease the amount of time it takes for the lid to close once the authorized cat moves away. Most of the time we have found that the authorized cat realises they can move away and come back later so this is normally enough. That having been said we know cats and know how some of them want to push the boundaries. So if decreasing the amount of time that it takes for the lid to close doesn’t do the trick we have a number of custom modes that the feeder can be put into to help. we also have some specialist add-on parts for the super purr-sistent or creative cats!

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  6. Zaralynda
    August 4, 2015 at 9:57 am (4 years ago)

    We bought one of these for our multi-cat household (4). One of the older cats has a stomach problem that we cannot treat because of a heart condition (further diagnostics would require sedation). He seems better when allowed to graze on food throughout the day, but the other 3 won’t let food last that long (they would eat WAY too much). Purchasing one feeder means the ill cat can eat his food portion at his leisure without the other cats scarfing it up! It was easy to train him to it, and while the other cats sometimes stare at him eating they usually aren’t fast enough to get any food out of it. I highly recommend it!

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  7. Fur Everywhere
    August 4, 2015 at 7:33 am (4 years ago)

    I’m afraid it’s out of my budget right now, but we really need one of those around here, and I’ve been waiting to see it on the market since someone told me about it from Pet Expo. It would allow me to control Lita’s portions much more easily. I’ll definitely be back to enter the giveaway!

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  8. Courtney
    August 4, 2015 at 2:24 am (4 years ago)

    I love this idea but I do see a flaw. What if your cat isn’t micro chipped? Mine is not and I don’t intend on getting her micro chipped.

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    • Ingrid
      August 4, 2015 at 6:10 am (4 years ago)

      The feeder also works with an RFID collar tag, Courtney.

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      • Courtney
        August 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

        What if you don’t have an RFID collar tag?

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        • Piers
          August 5, 2015 at 3:32 am (4 years ago)

          Hi Courtney,
          Just thought I would let you know that the feeder comes with one collar tag included.

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        • Ingrid
          August 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm (4 years ago)

          The feeder comes with one RFID collar tag, Courtney.

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