Hi guys. Ernie here. I have a confession to make. I’m a slow-eater. I don’t eat all my food at one sitting and usually come back several times over the course of a couple of hours to eat. Sometimes it may take me all day to finish my meal. And since I eat wet food most of the time, this means my food gets dried out and kinda gross looking. Not very appetizing, I have to admit. There are times I don’t even finish all my food because it looks and tastes bad from sitting out. Which means the food gets thrown out. Big waste, the mom says.
So when we had the opportunity to try the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl from SureFlap®, we thought this would be the purrfect solution for a slow-eater like me.
What’s a SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl?
The SureFeed® is a sealed pet food bowl where the lid automatically opens when your pet approaches giving your pet access to the food at any time. When the pet is finished eating and walks away, the lid closes and seals in freshness and odors…and keeps the bugs out, too. The SureFeed® is not microchip or collar tag operated…it runs on 4 C batteries (not included)…so it opens for any pet.
Our Experience with the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl
Even though it’s whisper-quiet, I was a little hesitant at first about approaching the SureFeed® when the lid opened. But once I realized there was food in the bowl, I started chowing down. There’s a training mode setting that you might want to start with to help your pet become accustomed to the lid opening and closing, ‘specially if you have a timid cat.
The bowl is shallow and wide but a good size, holding about 1½ cups of food. It’s made of plastic…we would prefer that it was either ceramic or stainless steel…and it has a built-in seal on the top edge to keep the food fresh when the lid is closed. Both the bowl and the lid can be removed for cleaning, but make sure you hand wash only…they should not be put in the dishwasher. The SureFeed® comes with a gray bowl but you can order different colored ones like blue, green or pink…and there’s even a split bowl version.
The SureFeed® is not just for cats either. It works great with small dogs as well.
Here’s a short video of me eating from the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl. If you watch ‘til the end, you’ll see the lid close.
Y’know…I did go back and I finished my food. And I can say that the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl really helped to keep the food from drying out…even hours later…which meant less waste.
But hang on…here’s your chance to win a SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl. The nice people from SureFlap® are allowing us to give away a SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl to one of our readers. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. The giveaway is available for those in the U.S. only. Void where prohibited. You have through October 11, 2016 to enter. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours in which to claim the prize or else another winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Disclosure: We received the SureFeed® Sealed Pet Bowl for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that did not influence our opinion at all. The Island Cats will always give a fair and honest review, and will only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.