Raise your paw if you’re a grazer. Raise ’em high and raise ’em proud! In our household, Sophie is the resident grazer. A nibble here, a nibble there…a mid-nibble snooze…then back for another nibble.
As the human who monitors the nibbling, I need to allow for enough grazing time but not enough time for the food to spoil. So, I was more than happy to try out the SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl from SureFlap.
What is SureFeed and How Does It Work?
SureFeed is a sealed pet bowl and its lid automatically opens when your pet approaches, allowing your pet access to their food at any time. The lid then closes when the pet is done eating and seals in freshness and odors – and keeps out bugs! Pretty simple, but pretty smart.
When the SureFeed Arrives
Upon opening the box, you’ll learn that you need 4 C batteries (which are not included) to operate the feeder. According to SureFlap, the batteries last six months. You’ll also see that the SureFeed comes with a handy-dandy instruction manual and you will definitely want to read it. There is an all-important training mode setting that allows your pet to get used to the movement of the feeder.
How Did Sophie React?
Well, she didn’t react. She could’ve cared less that something was moving in front of her. I popped a treat into the feeder, closed it up and let her at it. She performed like a champ, which basically means she moved in front of the feeder to get her treat. Such a smart kitty, that Sophie.
Does SureFeed Work?
Sophie knows how to access her food and doesn’t seem to have any problems using the bowl. But what do I think of the SureFeed bowl? I obviously like that it keeps the food fresh longer. It’s also quiet, which is very important if you have a skittish cat. (I really wish that I’d had my camera out when Dexter happened to walk by the feeder. It was the movement that scared him, not the noise.)
My only minor complaint is that I have to wash the one included dish between feedings each day. However, there is an option to order additional dishes and in other colors as well. The pet bowl can be used for wet or dry food, and they also make a split bowl.
SureFeed is not just for cats. It would work great for small dogs as well!
All in all, the SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl works well for Sophie. She can keep on grazing as she pleases and take her sweet time to finish her meal.
You can purchase the SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl for $69.99 from the SureFlap website or on Amazon. It comes with a 2-year warranty.
Giving Back with SureFlap
SureFeed is just one product of SureFlap, a UK-based company, who also makes microchip pet feeders and pet doors. I was pleased to learn that SureFlap works with several UK-based animal welfare charities, such as Wood Green – The Animals Charity, Cats Protection and The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.
They not only provide donations of their products, but they also provide monetary donations and have fitted out several cat sanctuaries with their cat flaps and feeder products.
As SureFlap expands their presence in the US, they hope to work with US-based organizations as well. They have already worked with HomeAgain, which is a group that works to reunite lost pets with their owners.
Not only do I want to share reviews, but I also want to give readers a chance to try out products for themselves. SureFlap has been kind enough to allow us to give away a SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl to one lucky U.S. reader.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. One winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at noon Pacific.
To enter the giveaway, leave a blog comment below and then click the below link to enter!
CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway!
Disclosure: I was provided with a free SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl from SureFlap in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated here are my own. Three Chatty Cats only shares information we feel would be relevant to readers. SureFlap is not responsible for the content of this blog post. There are no affiliate links in this post.
Do you have any grazers in your house that could benefit from this sealed pet bowl?
By the way, our friends at Savannah’s Paw Tracks are also giving away one bowl to a reader. Be sure to hop on over to their blog quickly, as their entry period is over on October 1st at 11:59 PST.
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47 thoughts on “Sophie and the SureFeed Review (plus giveaway!)”
this is just a fantastic product that is going to have one lucky cat purring away in delight
We’ll be reviewing the SureFeed as well. We’re slow eaters, so we know this dish is great for us.
I like this idea, as I have 4 grazers and I worry about leaving the food out all the time.
My little mister Sierra tries to hide his food because he doesn’t eat it all at once. This is the perfect product for him!
Looks like an amazing product! So much better than the plastic contraptions you just fill up with a bunch of dry food. I love that it not only keeps the food fresh, but protects it from insects and other crawlies. I do my best to support companies that give back, especially when it comes to helping animals. Knowing they are involved in this way means I would definitely buy their products over those of other companies who don’t bother to help.
This is brilliant – if in fact that cat doesn’t recoil from the movement. I’d need a double one. Here’s what would make it great (and solve my problem) program it so it only recognizes the cat’s nose – not the dog’s. Ok R&D, get to it.
Hi Sherri! You might be interested in our SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder, which only opens for a cat’s microchip or RFID collar tag to allow your cat to feed and to stop your dog sticking its nose in! https://www.sureflap.com/en-us/pet-feeder/microchip-pet-feeder
Oh me cats this is just what we need to make mommy happy and us. MOL But Raena and me like to graze, even after almost 7 years me still wants to graze. And it drives mommy crazy. She’s a 30 minutes or less kinda mommy. Here lately, she’s been really fussin’ cuz she said it seems like there’s food down all da time. But after a little bit we won’t eat it cuz it ain’t good anymore and then mommy complains ’bout waste. Seems we can’t win. Glad Sophie likes her new feeder. Paws crossed we win.
Dezi and Raena
Wow, I didn’t even know something like this was available. Thanks for reviewing it! Our kitties vary with the wet food–sometimes it’s wolfed down, sometimes not. Do all of your cats eat from it, or just Sophie? By the way, Sophie is a beauty!
Just Sophie. She’s our only grazer. And she also gets a different brand of food, since she has a sensitive tummy.
This is a great idea. I have an older cat that nibbles, walks away and then comes back. I have to take her food away as I have another cat that is on a special prescription diet and can’t have hers. So hers is always getting old and dry before she gets a chance to finish. Sasha would love this! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.
Hey Sophie, you are way more brave than me! I am like Dexter, I split when that thingy moved and didn’t come back for two weeks!! But TKS, well she will go through just about anything to get to food. You did way more research on this company than me, like I didn’t do any!! MOL! I am pleased to learn they give back to rescues.
What a very interesting and innovative feeder! Cool.
I am trying to train Fiona to this, but unfortunately we have had an ant problem this summer, so I cannot do training mode right now. Sophie looks totally content using it! We don’t need to be entered in the giveaway. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Its a great idea but not sure if Layla would eat from it, she is weird LOL
I think that is a great idea. I wonder if it will require some sort of training for the cats to realize what to do.
That would have been excellent for my cat Nala. Kilo the Pug would probably destroy it in his rush to eat.
We have one and Lexy loves it!
That is a very good idea. Flynn grazes, but because of flies in summer I have to cover his food when he is not eating.
I’m a grazer. I also like my food with a bit of crust on top. I get breakfast at between 5-6 a.m. When TW finally rises at 10, we have a race to the food dish. I want to finish it and she wants to throw out the “stale food.” I’m not sure about the movement of that thing though although if it will stop TW from bi-atching about how many dollars worth of food she tosses, it may be worth getting used to.
We can’t enter your giveaway as we have one for review but we will share.
Silver at the Dash Kitten Crew
That does look pretty interesting but I’m pretty sure some of my sisters wouldn’t go near it. One is still way afraid of the fountains!
This is very cool! Rhette’s a grazer too but he has kibble,I had to throw it out a lot this summer because of ants (it’s on our back porch). He gets wet food but only a small amount that he eats mostly in one feeding. Either way this is a very clever solution! Love Dolly
That’s pretty neat. I used to pet sit years ago and had pet clients with food out and the ants! It was always so nasty. This sure would have been handy.
This would have been great when my dog Nelly was the only dog. She used to graze, but once we got Sophie, Nelly learned to eat all her food at once. Otherwise, Sophie would get it!
It looks nice for people who free feed! Don’t want the pets to compete with the bugs for food.
What a great idea. I don’t like to let my dogs graze so I don’t think it would work in my house. Actually, Keira never leaves any food behind so it wouldn’t even work for her!
What a cool product! It really sounds great for cats that don’t gobble up their Food in seconds flat like my dogs do, LOL! I like that this company gives back to help cats in need.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
This would be great for Snowball, she eats so slow that we need to guard her so the others don’t eat their own and then try to eat hers too.
Ellen, congrats, you are the lucky winner! I will email you shortly.
What a terrific product. It would be great for our resident grazer, Zoe. But her sister Gracie is a fast eater, and smart. She’d probably figure out how this works, and try for the extra serving. Ha.
Hey, what a cool product. It’s a great idea and looks nice too. I’m going to enter your giveaway and give it a shot. I have 6 cats, so this would be great. Thanks!
We have three cats. Two of them are pretty fast eaters, but the third – my Moko – likes to take her time, but with canned food, that isn’t always a good thing. I’d love to be able to help keep her food moist and fresh with a bowl like this.
I’ve seen a demo at the vet’s office! I was kind of amazing, such a great idea!!
*I was kind of amazed
Great review! SureFeed’s products are excellent – we have one for Amber in our house.
Love the idea of these kind of bowls! We have 5 cats and one always eats last, this would be great for her!
Looks like a great product. I’m glad they work for animal shelters – I came from Wood Green!
What a cool product!!! Thanks for sharing!!
We have one of these to try out. We don’t know how we’ll react to the motion, but Mom Paula is going to try and set it up this weekend. We hope we like it.
So this would be used for people who free feed right?
this is so cute!
This is awesome! my little girl would love this!
love this feeder, great to have when not at home, or late getting home to feed the girls. could also use to give treats when away from home to give the girls something to do.
What a great idea! I have not seen something like this before.
Great info ! What a brilliant idea and product! I hope you do receive one to review. Hope they do come out with ones in stainless steel and maybe a ceramic one could be designed/engineered as well. Sounds like an awesome company! 🙂 <3