Providing whisker stress relief in style! (giveaway)


Some cat owners may not be familiar with the term whisker stress, a.k.a whisker fatigue, but it does exist and your cat may be experiencing it. Whisker stress can occur when your cat eats from its food dish that is a typical pet food bowl – one with high sides – and their whiskers touch the edge of the bowl while eating.

Remember, your cat’s whiskers are very sensitive touch receptors, and they are a sensory tool for your cat, helping it navigate their world and surroundings.

whisker-stress-free-cat-feederTo eliminate whisker stress, it is a good idea to feed your cat from a shallow dish, so their whiskers do not touch the sides of the bowl while eating. If you want to relieve your cat’s whisker stress (and who wouldn’t want to do that), why not do it in style?

Today we are giving away a beautiful and classy Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder from Trendy Pet!

Signs of Whisker Stress

Now, I know that many of us cat moms and dads talk to our cats. And while our cats may talk back, let’s face it, it’s usually not in plain English, or whatever native language you speak. So, how do you know if your cat has whisker stress if they can’t actually tell you? Here are some signs to watch for:

  • Pulling food out of the bowl with their paw and dropping it outside the bowl before eating.
  • Not finishing their food, but still acting hungry. Or, eager to eat just the top layer of food, but they slow down as the food gets lower in the bowl.
  • Aggression toward other cats during mealtime.

***There are no vets here at Three Chatty Cats. If you suspect whisker stress or whisker fatigue in your cat, please be aware that it could also be something else and you may want to consult with your vet.

About the Trendy Pet Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder

The feeder is four inches tall, providing an ideal feeding height for your cat. Available in black or white, the base of the feeder is BPA free, water and rot resistant and easy to clean.
It will not split or delaminate like wood, and it is made in the USA.

The bowl for the top of the feeder is a wide, shallow, ceramic dish that is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe.

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Overall dimensions: 8″ wide x 5.5″ deep x 4″ tall

You can shop for the Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder at the Trendy Pet website and also check out their other great products.

Sophie Dines in Style

The feeder is very stylish and will look great in any home. I appreciate that it is also a raised feeder, which is great for your cat. And most importantly, you can see that Sophie’s whiskers don’t touch the dish’s sides. Both Sophie and I are very happy with the Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder (she told me so in cat-speak).

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Giving Back with Trendy Pet

Trendy Pet donates a percentage of their profits to the University of Maryland, where there is a scholarship fund set up for aspiring veterinarians. Trendy Pet also donates many of their feeders to shelters. How awesome is that?

But wait, there’s more! Not only is Trendy Pet allowing us to give away a feeder to one lucky reader, but they are also donating a Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder to a rescue or shelter! The giveaway winner gets to choose where the donated feeder is sent.

Giveaway!

Trendy Pet has been kind enough to allow us to give away a Whisker Stress Free Cat Feeder to one lucky reader! As mentioned above, the winner also gets to select a rescue or shelter to have one feeder donated to!

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. One winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at noon Pacific.

To enter the giveaway, leave a blog comment below and then click this link to enter!

CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway!


Disclosure: I was provided with a free feeder from Trendy Pet in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated here are my own. Three Chatty Cats only shares information we feel would be relevant to readers. Trendy Pet is not responsible for the content of this blog post. This post does not contain affiliate links.

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60 thoughts on “Providing whisker stress relief in style! (giveaway)

  1. What a beautiful cat bowl! I’ve tried to find shallow pet dishes and they’re hard to find. Now I feed them from human shallow bowls as well as tower feeders where they have to use their paws. But this one is definitely more trendy! Thanks for sharing 👍

  2. One of my kitties is a very picky eater! Never considered it may be the dish! I will definitely look into this as an option now! Thank you!

  3. What a beautiful kitty Sophie is! And that bowl looks terrific; I love that it reduces whisker stress AND looks stylish. :)

  4. I have seen our pull food out of the bowl with her paw and now I wonder if whisker stress could be the reason! This is a very elegant yet simple bowl design. I would love to have it for my Dessa.

  5. Aaaaaaaw Sophie ya’ look so purretty. And dat dish is gawjuis too. We would luv to win. Whisker fatigue is a real issue in our house what with our long whiskers. And to give one to a shelter…MeOWww Fanks fur sharin’.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  6. Whisker stress was a new concept to me that I learned about while blogging. I don’t have a real whisker stress cat bowl and this one is gorgeous. I usually just feed on regular flat human plates that I buy. Very cool!

  7. That is a nice dish. I won’t enter the giveaway being that I was lucky enough to have won 2 things from you recently :)

  8. Sophie sure likes having her food up high and no whisker interference…….I’ve always eaten out of a high sided bowl so I’d like to give this a try. Mom says I’ll just push the food off the edges with my tongue but so what – – – shouldn’t we all EAT IN STYLE anyway????

    Hugs, Sammy

  9. I have never heard of whisker stress, and I had cats for years!! I guess they were okay because I used relatively shallow bowls, but nothing as gorgeous as this one. It’s stunning.

  10. I have never heard of whisker stress before! Thankfully we use a very shallow dish for our cats and they haven’t shown any of the issues you outline. This is definitely good information to have though, will be inspecting my mother’s setup next time we go to her house!

  11. Thank you for reminding me that I need to change Trout’s eating situation! I keep water levels high in his water bowl to avoid whisker touch but haven’t gotten around to changing his food dish (which I just bought lol). I would put his food on a plate but he’s a total jerk and loves push things off of tables and counters. LOL

  12. First off, you are ROCKIN’ your photos! They are awesome!

    I had heard of whisker stress from our pals at Sweet Purrfections. It’s always interesting to me how little this is talked about. I’m happy to hear that more products are coming out to address the issue and to help the kitties feel more comfortable when they’re eating and drinking. Thanks for sharing! If we win, we’ll donate the bowl to our local shelter :)

  13. What a nice big dish. It’s loads better than the stainless whisker relief bowl I have. TW worries about me eating out of a shallow dish cos I’m a licker. I lick my food into the edges of the bowl. In a shallow dish, it would wind up on the floor. That ain’t gonna stop me from entering tho.

  14. I am not sure if dogs get whisker stress, but this looks like a great dish for tiny breeds. Because she has no teeth, Pinky pushes with her nose to try to pick food up and her little dish moves all over the place. The heavy dog dishes are too deep for her to comfortably reach into, but this looks like it would be stable and a comfortable way to eat dinner. We are going to have to start shopping in the cat department!

    1. Oh my gosh, Pinky! Do you want to be a cat at heart? :-) Sophie would welcome you with open arms. Trendy Pet does make dog products, too. So perhaps they have something just your size! But yes, I think this dish would be great for you, too!

  15. I think my kitties would really like this, especially Giulietta who has super long whiskers. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. That is an amazing dish, we get fed on china saucers so our whiskers are not impaired in any way at meal times! MOL

    But we still really love that dish… thanks fur sharing :D

    Purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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