You will need a place to put your cat’s food, and you probably do not want to use your family dishes. You can choose a cat feeder that dispenses specific amounts of food at preset times, and you can get one that automatically dispense more food as the bowl empties. These cat feeders are great if you have an irregular schedule. Or, you may want a adjustable height stand to accommodate cats of different sizes or a senior cat that has difficulty with moving. Of the many cat products available, a cat feeder is a must if you are not always home at the same times each day to feed kitty.