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$500 smart cat feeder can recognize each of your pets

A high-tech new cat feeder aims to take away some of the stresses of pet ownership.

Catspad, displayed at CES in Las Vegas this week, is an app-connected food and water dispenser that allows you to program exactly when – and how much – to feed your cat.

It can even differentiate between multiple pets, and track their diet to provide your vet with the most accurate information.

A high-tech new cat feeder aims to take away some of the stresses of pet ownership. Catspad, displayed at CES in Las Vegas this week, is an app-connected food and water dispenser that allows you to program exactly when – and how much – to feed your cat

CATSPAD SMART PET FOOD DISPENSER  

Catspad can identify different pets by reading their microchip.

Or, if your cat isn’t microchipped, it also works with a Catspad collar. 

Pet owners can schedule specific feeding times for different cats – or, it can be programmed to release food when the cat approaches the Catspad.

You can even program the system to release water in a ‘continual flow’ fountain.

The gadget connects to WiFi, and has an emergency backup battery that can keep it going for a few weeks in the case of a power outage.

The accompanying app keeps track of your cats’ diet, logging when your pets are eating and how much. 

The $475 (€389.00) device can hold 1.7kg of dry food and 8 liters of water – or, about a month’s worth of food for the average adult cat, the firm told Dailymail.com.

While you certainly wouldn’t want to leave your pet alone for that amount of time, the creators explained that it can help to ease your worries when you’re on vacation and someone else is looking after your pets.

It also helps to keep your cats’ weight in check, as domestic cats often tend to overeat, and thus become overweight.

According to the firm’s statistics, roughly 60 percent of housecats in the US are overweight.

And, in a recent report from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, experts warned that nearly half of all cats and dogs in the UK are obese.

The Catspad team worked with vets, engineers, and developers to create a system that could help put an end to the problem.

Catspad can identify different pets by reading their microchip.

Or, if your cat isn’t microchipped, it also works with a Catspad collar.

Then in the iOS or Android app, you can set up a detailed profile for each of your pets, including information on their age, breed, and microchip status.

Pet owners can schedule specific feeding times for different cats – or, it can be programmed to release food when the cat approaches the Catspad.

If preferred, you can even program the system to release water in a ‘continual flow’ fountain.

The $475 (€389.00) device can hold 1.7kg of dry food and 8 liters of water – or, about a month’s worth of food for the average adult cat, the firm told Dailymail.com. It also helps to keep your cats’ weight in check, as domestic cats often tend to overeat, and thus become overweight

The $475 (€389.00) device can hold 1.7kg of dry food and 8 liters of water – or, about a month’s worth of food for the average adult cat, the firm told Dailymail.com. It also helps to keep your cats’ weight in check, as domestic cats often tend to overeat, and thus become overweight

The gadget connects to WiFi, and has an emergency backup battery that can keep it going for a few weeks in the case of a power outage.

The accompanying app keeps track of your cats’ diets, logging when your pets are eating and how much.

This, the firm says, is especially helpful for pets that have health problems.

Once it starts running low on food or water, you’ll be sent notifications in the app, reminding: ‘don’t forget to fill it up.’

Catspad is now available for pre-orders, in white for about $470, or in black for about $530.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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