PetSafe have developed the Smart Feed - a device which allows you to feed your pets even when you're not at home.
Writing about the product on their website, they shared: "Your smartphone is always at arm's reach. Now, so is the ability to feed your pet. The PetSafe Smart Feed is a convenient pet feeding solution for the modern pet parent. No matter if you're at the office or simply busy doing work around the house, the power to feed your pet is in the palm of your hands.
"The Wi-Fi enabled feeder connects to your home's wireless router (2.4GHz) to work with your Android or Apple smartphone, allowing you to feed and monitor your pet's meals anytime, anywhere. Use the app to customize and schedule up to 12 meals a day with portions ranging from 1/8 cup to 4 cups to fit your pet's feeding needs. The feeder will dispense your pet's food into a stainless steel bowl with a 5 cup capacity. Ideal for cats and small to medium dogs."
It works by sending a signal from your phone, when prompted, and opening a drawer to let the pet - whether it be a cat or dog - munch away at the previously-stored food.
The company added: "Smartphone programming - control your dog or cat's meals from anywhere using your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. Monitor your pet's feeding from anywhere for peace of mind. There are feeds on schedule as programmed if Wi-Fi connection is lost or feeder is offline.
"There are customisable meal times, allowing you to set up to 12 meals to feed on your pet's schedule. The Feed Now option allows you to feed your pet outside normal feeding times. Meals can be dispensed from 1/8 cup to 4 cups to fit your pet's unique feeding needs and there is unique Slow Feed option allows the food to dispense slowly over a 15-minute period to help prevent gulping and vomiting."