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Pros:PAWS UP FROM MADDIE AND GRIZ
The Bottom Line: I can easily remove the base for cleaning as needed.
Doskocil™ PetMate™ LeBistro™ Small 2 Pound Capacity Feeder is one of the broad array of varied capacity feeders offered by this product manufacturer.
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Generated of heavy-duty, poly material crafted using excellent raw materials chosen to confirm to industry and governmental standards to produce a well designed, purposeful product planned to supply outstanding food and water delivery for household pets.
This small feeder is a two part unit; the bottom portion holds the see through, wide mouth, jug type container for holding dry kibble, while the lower portion presents both jug holder and feeding bowl capability. This gravity fed feeder is simple to fill, remove the colored lid type cover, pour in food, replace lid.
While the food delivery to lower bowl is gravity feed, now and then, I see Maddie or Grizzie poking a little paw into the area where the jug fits into base to loosen kibble stuck in passage from jug into bowl. This smaller unit is a good size for the Little Goddesses, the bowl area is lower, easier for geriatric little ladies to use than the larger, higher sided bowl of the larger devices used by the –kids-.
Offering gravity flow, constant feeding and water supply, I find these well made poly product units to be strong, well-built, and easy to clean. We have used feeding and watering devices from this company for many years and have had no appreciable problems.
I find these water and dry kibble type food holders to be dandy for our multi cat and 1 dachshund home. I feel certain that the units would be as useful for a multi dog, or mixed group having several feline and canine pets in the household.
I like that the refill water jugs and dry food containers can be filled and left for the day, if need be, without undue anxiety that critters will be without food or more especially without water before we can return. The devices do need to be monitored at least once a day, and while water is purely gravity flow, as the bowl is emptied by pet lapping the water more water is flowing into the bowl.
On the other hand, the feeders, while gravity flow, may need a jiggle now and then, some of the cats simply reach a paw into the lower portion of the jug, dislodge food which then flows into the bowl. Most of the time one or another of the feline population simply takes care of food stuck in chute, eats their fill and leaves the bowl replenished, now and again I do come by and find a helpless cat staring morosely into the empty bowl despite an abundance of food in the see through container. Some feline members understand pretty quickly when I take the paw, put up into the opening, and jiggle food loose and down into the bowl and the next time I check, cat is happily eating, or jiggling kibble loose.
One note of caution; while I do now and then see a mouse in the bowl in the barn feeder, I have yet to see a mouse make its way up into the jug holding the food. I have found the water jug in the barn with wigglers; due care should be taken during mosquito season and water in the jug replaced on regular basis.
I like having a ready supply of fresh water and plentiful food accessible on demand for the cats and Guye the Dog. Many of our waifs were abandoned, left behind, or otherwise abandoned, facing starvation and in sore need of food and comfort. For their wellbeing and overall mental health water and food always nearby is not just good, but a real necessity. These are little critters who faced death on daily basis prior to finding their way to our front porch where the food is in bins every evening.
Some of the cats have made their way into the house or the storeroom or the barn, others no longer trust enough to take a chance that they will again be abandoned, and eat wherever during night and then sleep unseen where they can be hidden during the day.
I find products offered by this manufacturer to be sturdy well designed and produced, created from high quality raw materials carefully chosen to fabricate a robust poly material formulated to meet or go beyond industry and governmental requirements. This feeding apparatus is a 2 part unit having a hefty poly material base serving as the bowl and the holder for the plastic container holding the cat or dog dry food.
I can easily remove the base for cleaning. However, I do find that as arthritis progresses I face more problem trying to heft the 5 gallon water jug when filled. Even a larger feeding unit container is not so heavy filled with kibble as is the water jug.
We have used small and large water and food dispensing devices from this particular manufacturer for many years, and continue to like them, now and then add a new size, but have not had to replace any as yet despite many years usage and many critters using.
Adding a small feeder for Guye the Dog and this pretty pink one for the Little Goddesses has been a good addition to others we are using to keep the horde fed and hydrated.
Happy to recommend Doskocil™ PetMate™ LeBistro™ Small 2 Pound Capacity Feeder.
I like that LeBistro is a Made in the U.S.A. product having a 1-year limited warranty.
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Internet search indicates: Ben Doskocil founded the company in 1961. It was acquired by private equity firm Wind Point Partners in early 2011.
Doskocil Manufacturing which does business as Petmate, is one of the nation's leading providers of non-food pet care products including kennels, bedding, feeders, litter boxes, scratching posts, and related supplies for dogs and cats under the Petmate brand. Petmate also serves up chew toys and treats and offers dog houses, pet beddings, cat products, and accessories, as well as leashes and collars, stakes and tie outs, pet toys, pet chews, and pet treats a diversity of names including Bamboo, Booda, and Fat Cat.
From its beginning in Ben Doskocil’s garage in 1961, Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. has expanded to 1.5 million square feet of office, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Doskocil, manufacturer of Petmate® pet products, is headquartered inArlington,Texas.
Doskocil Mfg is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of pet containment products, and sporting goods cases. The company distributes its Petmate and Doskosport brands through mass merchandisers, pet specialty superstores, independent distributors, farm and agricultural stores and wholesale clubs, etc.
Brands Include: LE BISTRO® FEEDER; LE BISTRO® WATERER; FOODMATE™ FOOD BIN; COOL COT HOUSE; Dogloo KD Pro; Mossy Oak Pet Bed ; PET PORTER®; PORTABLE PET HOME; SE WIRE KENNEL ; SE PRO 44 DOUBLE CASE; products are sold by mass merchandisers, pet supply stores, and online retailers, including Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, PETCO, PetSmart, and Amazon.com.
Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. dba Petmate
4209 Barnett Blvd
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