The dispenser that also takes care of cat health.
How to feed a cat when you are away?
Three years ago, in the middle of her vacation, Julie Leleu had to rush home because she was worried about her cat: the friend who was supposed to look after her little Mozart had fallen ill. The initial idea for a cat food dispenser was born.
Partnering with veterinarians, Leleu soon learned that cat obesity is one of the biggest health risks for cats. In France, 40% of cats are obese. In the US a staggering 60% of cats weigh more than they should for a healthy life. Combining this insight with her experience as worried cat parent, Leleu and a team of engineers designed the Catspad dispenser.
Learning from nature
Taking its example from the way in which cats forage in the wild, Catspad offers cat owners the best of two worlds:
a no-hassle way to feed your cat and do away with bad eating habits.
Feeding your cat, wherever you are?
The Catspad dispenser is a unique product that dispenses both water and food. Using an app that connects to the dispenser and a cat’s microchip, the pet owner can schedule meals for a month.
The app also keeps track of the cat’s feeding habits (and of multiple cats if you have more) to help prevent potential eating disorders. An added benefit that appeared during the product’s test phase, is that the dispenser reduces the sense of urgency to eat and thus diminishes tension between cats.
Based on the idea that in the wild, cats hunt and eat fresh food many times a day, the dispenser allows cats to express their natural behaviours and thereby helps diminish health risks. The care given to product design means that the dispenser integrates seamlessly into any home decor. Catspad currently ships to over 45 countries and is set to expand to the American and Japanese markets.
Beyond the Catspad
The design of the dispenser is based on a network of several connected products. The company intends to create more cat and dog products using the internet of things over the coming years.
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