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The Microchip Activated Pet Feeder

We may still be waiting for hoverboards, but for now, The Microchip Activated Pet Feeder ($80) has placated us. We truly feel like we're living in the future now that teeny microchips are being used for something as commonplace as feeding our pets. How does it work? Your kitty and/or pup wears a special tag that interacts with the feeder dish. When the tag is in range, it opens the feeder for your pet(s) and shuts it again when they walk away. It seems like a great solution for pets who overeat, or households with different furbabies who compete for every last morsel of kibble.

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Iris

Posted on 02.20.14 at 8:17 AM

And how is this going to have any effect on a pet that overeats? It might keep the dog out of the cat food, or vice versa, but a dish that opens when the pet approaches? Seems like a welcome mat.

Layla

Posted on 02.21.14 at 11:16 AM

The tag can be easily removed from the pet's collar so that it can't open the bowl. Clip it back on during meal time so that the dog or cat can eat for a limited amount of time/until the kibble is gone, and then remove again. Admittedly, this technique is just as easy to control without a microchip, but it does give your pet more agency over his/her allotted eating time while you go work on your own dinner/relax!

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