Petmate Pet Cafe Waterer 3 lbs Review

With a number of pet waterer units available in the market, it’s no longer a surprise to discover things like the Petmate Pet Cafe waterer.

This particular pet waterer comes with a simplistic design that looks good in any kitchen.

Thanks to a clear transparent food container, you can easily check the food level available so you won’t have to worry that it runs out of pet kibble.

The Petmate Pet Cafe waterer comes in three colors and sizes.

For the colors, the available ones include Pearl Tan, Pearl Blue, and Pearl White.

Its size ranges from 3 lbs., 6 lbs., and 12 lbs.

food capacity.

This particular review is for the Petmate Pet Cafe waterer – 3 lbs.

Petmate Pet Cafe waterer Features:

The Pet Cafe waterer comes with a gravity waterer that works best with small pets.

This particular model comes with a food container that can hold up to 3 lbs.

of food.

The good thing about this pet waterer is that its materials are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic, an environmentally sustainable material used for commercial products such as these.

As a BPA-free plastic material, the food hopper is considered safe and recyclable.

Both the lid and the base of the waterer are dishwasher safe.

The unit also comes with recessed handle areas so that it can easily be lifted without worrying it will fall down.


  • Comes with a sturdy design and good quality material
  • The design looks nice for its price and works well with most kitchens
  • Has a clear and transparent hopper to easily check food level
  • Hopper can keep pet food dry and fresh
  • Lid and base are easy to clean and may be used with a dishwasher
  • Good value for money


  • Chute opening is a bit narrow so food sometimes gets stuck and does not flow onto the bowl easily
  • May require a little shake to release food
  • The food tray is small
  • Because of the narrow opening, unit is not easy to fill
  • Hopper is not dishwasher safe

The Petmate is a good choice for pet owners who simply need to leave a little bit of behind for their pets while they are away at work.

Because of its hopper, the kibble can be stored inside awaiting to be dispensed once the food tray has been emptied out.

This particular pet waterer comes with a great price.

However, most of the complaints it has received is due to the food sometimes getting stuck and not dispensing onto the tray.

Because of this, it is important to check the pet waterer regularly to ensure that food properly dispenses onto your pet’s bowl.

If you are at home most of the time, you’ll be able to give the waterer a little shake and it’ll work well once again.

Another concern is that the unit is small and may only be good for one pet.

With its 3 lbs hopper capacity, it may be enough to dispense water for up to 5 days depending on how your cat drinks; some felines consume more than others and it also depends on the season of the year where cats can drink more and less.

If you need the pet waterer to be used by more than one pet the Pet Cafe may be best to pick as it features larger hopper capacity model.

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