Your smartphone is with you wherever you go and now, so is the ability to feed your best friend. The PetSafe® Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder is a convenient solution that allows you to feed your pet instantly while you are at work, running errands or busy around the house. The Wi-Fi enabled feeder connects to your home's wireless router (2.4GHz) to work with your iPhone or Android smartphone letting you feed and monitor your pet’s meals anytime, anywhere. Simply download the Smart Feed app to customize your dog or cat’s feeding schedule. The feeder holds up to 24 cups of dry food and allows you to plan up to 12 meals a day with portions ranging from 1/8 cup to 4 cups to fit your pet's feeding needs. With portion-controlled meals, you can easily manage your pet’s weight if you have an overeater. If your fur baby tends to eat meals too quickly, simply tap the Slow Feed button within the app to slowly dispense meals over a 15-minute period to prevent digestive upset. The pet-proof design of the dispenser helps eliminate the possibility of prying paws opening the feeder to get more food between meals. When meals get messy, simply place the lid, hopper, stainless steel bowl and bowl holder in the top-rack of the dishwasher. Just in case your Wi-Fi drops, install 4 D-cell alkaline batteries with the optional battery backup feature, to ensure that your best friend never misses a meal.