I have a cat at home. My maid is on leave for a week and am not available at home from 9am to 5pm(everyday). How do I manage the cats lunch? If I serve the lunch in the morning(before leaving home) it will eat up before afternoon.It gets even more difficult when am out for more then a day on business trip. What do I do?

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    Why feed the cat lunch at all? My cats were quite healthy being fed twice a day. – jamesqf Apr 22 '16 at 22:40

If the cat's over six months old, it doesn't need lunch - in fact, once a day is quite adequate, but put food down in the morning and more when you get home. For if you're away for longer than a day, you'll need a timed cat feeder as mentioned elsewhere.


You need to contact and trust one of your neighbours to feed the cat unless you can't take a break and come from work to do it.

  • Please no. Neighbors are not an option. Any better suggestions please. – asha iraddi Apr 22 '16 at 7:08
  • any friend or family available? – Wha2wear Apr 25 '16 at 5:19

If you're willing to spend quite a bit, there're a few timed pet feeders I saw on Amazon. Here's the one I liked the most :)

Timed pet feeder


Use a Pet Feeder and if you're creative : make it yourself with the help of a Raspberry Pi

RPi Pet Feeder

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