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.
To 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.
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).
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.
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.