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.
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.