My dog has serious heart problems, so she needs heart meds 5 times a day on a fairly strict schedule. For the past year, that's meant rushing home from work, cutting short bike rides, and bailing on parties. And it's meant setting the alarm for the middle of the night.
I've been using my 6-meal feeder for just over three weeks, and so far, it's almost perfect, and it's changed my life for the better. I mix the various meds in with her meals or a few kibbles, and down it goes. She's a lab, so it only took one kibble to train her to it. She hasn't tried to destroy it, nor has she figured out the "feed now" button (surprisingly). For the first couple of days, she camped out on it, but fortunately, that's over now. The other day, I got home from a bike ride at 5, and she was happily fed. Every night, I hear the midnight food drop, and fall back to sleep.
The device seems well-made, and although I haven't used it for a long time, so far so good. I have been carrying it upstairs every night (so she won't break her neck racing for food), so it gets jostled around plenty, with no ill effects. I did manage to break off the silly little control panel door while putting batteries in, but (since she hasn't figured out "feed now") I'm happy to be able to see the display. One quirk: there's a secret OFF button on the back under the control panel. One night, I accidentally pushed it carrying the thing upstairs, and thought it was stone-cold dead until I figured out what had happened.
She's 65 lbs, gets three meals a day, and the compartments are plenty big.
I'm a happy (and well-slept) camper.