It’s amazingly adorable how excited my dogs get every time a package comes to our house. They seem to think everything we get delivered is for them. To be honest, most of the time they are right! Our most recent package was from the lovely people over at WOpet.com. They sent us their WOpet Boost Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder to try out.
We received our WOpet pet feeder for free in exchange for our honest review. As always, we strive to share only products we feel our audience will enjoy/benefit from. All opinions expressed are our own.
The WOpet Boost
The WOpet Boost is a 7L, up to 4 meal automatic feeder that, in my opinion, is best for smaller pets such as cats or small dogs. The LCD screen is easy to program. After setting up the time, you can schedule the feeder to dispense up to 4 meals per day. With this unit, portion control is just a matter of the press of a button! Each meal can consist of up to 9 portions. A portion is equal to around 10 grams of food give or take, depending on the type of food you use.
One feature this feeder has that I thought was really cool is the ability to record a personalized message! The unit plays your message when it dispenses a meal. I feel like this might help bring comfort to a pet who’s missing his/her owner, and help them feel more comfortable eating.
The Boost feeder is, thankfully, easy to clean. The instructions say not to immerse the parts in water, however the lower food bowl and upper hopper both separate from the main section of the feeder so they can be cleaned independently.
So down to the nitty-gritty, do we actually like the feeder?
When WOpet asked us to check it out I immediately thought of my Fenrir. He’s always been difficult when it comes to meal times. He’s a SUPER picky eater and doesn’t like to eat a lot at once. I thought this feeder would be great for him! Instead of trying to convince him to eat two larger meals a day like I’ve been doing, I could schedule the automatic feeder to dispense 4 smaller meals broken up throughout the day.
The only problem?
Kitsune! Kit is, to put it nicely, a foodie. And by that I mean…he just wants to eat everything all the time. He figured out, long before Fen, that the Boost dispenses food. Once Kit discovered there was food involved Fen never had even the hope of a chance of beating Kit to the food! That issue, on it’s own, wouldn’t be the end of the world – I could just use the feeder to feed Kit instead of Fen. However, when I had the automatic feeder out on the floor Kit figured out almost instantly that there was food in the hopper, and then spent all his time trying to knock it over so he could eat all the food inside.
None of this is the feeder’s fault, of course!
I do wonder, though, if maybe it would work better with dogs that are a bit smaller than mine are, less food motivated than my Kitsune is, or cats. I’ve been trying to think of a way to keep the feeder so that Fenrir can get to it but Kitsune can’t, but so far I haven’t come up with much. If anyone has any ideas please let me know!
I didn’t think of this when I agreed to review this product, but perhaps automatic pet feeders would be more ideal for single pet families? Or for people who can more easily separate their pets. For example, if someone had a cat and a dog, I think this product would be awesome for a cat if you could keep it up on a table maybe where the cat could get to it but the dog couldn’t.
WOpet has a handful of other automatic feeders too if you’re interested in one but not completely sold on the Boost.
A few of their models even work with an app over Wifi which I thought was really cool. They also sell other interesting products, like a treat dispensing pet camera and a really nice looking pet water fountain.
I hope no one takes this as a negative review. I wanted to be honest about our experience, without making it sound like we had an issue with this pet feeder itself. The issues we had were 100% Kitsune being Kitsune! The WOpet Boost Automatic Cat & Dog feeder is a really sleek product. It’s well designed with some really cool features, and functionally we didn’t have any issues with it. My Kitsune is just exceptionally obsessed with food, and not every pet product is going to be ideal for every pet family. I really do think this pet feeder could be awesome for pet families who don’t live with always hungry land sharks! 😂 What do you think? Have you ever tried an automatic feeders with any of your pets?