Many people put out a bowl of dried cat food for their cats to eat whenever they want. Unfortunately, some cats lack self-control (like some humans) so putting a bowl of food out means the cat often overeats and winds up gaining too much weight.
To prevent this problem, there’s the new Catspad smart pet feeder. When paired with a microchip embedded in your cat, the pet feeder can detect which cat is approaching and offer it food at specific times. Not only does this keep a cat from overeating, but it allows two or more cats to enjoy different types of foods.