|Brulee wants to know where the food is for her new bowl.|
Have you ever heard of whisker fatigue? We'd never heard about it until a few months ago and now Mom Paula knows why Brulee was hesitant to eat out of the traditional cat food bowls. Most traditional cat bowls are deep, which require us to put our faces down into it and our whiskers are forced into close contact with the sides of the bowls. When our whiskers feel the pressure inside the bowls, it can be painful for us. When we experience this pain, we don't always finish our food. Brulee has a flatter face (although, not extreme) which means her face has to be pressed in the bowl in order to eat. Many times in the past, she would begin eating and then stop and walk away. Mom Paula thought it was because she didn't like the food.
|Dr. Catsby's bowl allows Brulee to eat whisker stress free|
There is a new bowl to help prevent whisker stress when cats eat. It's the Dr. Catsby™ Bowl for Whisker Relief. The bowls are made of a stainless steel finish and are wide and shallow. The design of the bowl allows easy access to our food without causing our whiskers to be pulled back, causing discomfort. The wide and shallow eating surface allows the food to fall to the center of the bowl, but still provides enough of an edge to prevent food from being pushed out of the bowl (Brulee does this all the time). The stainless steel finish help protect against wash-proof bacteria and is dishwasher safe and includes a cutaway in the side for easy lifting from the rubber mat. The bowl is placed on a rubber mat, which keeps it from moving around when we eat from it.
|Photos courtesy Dr. Catsby|
Does your cat exhibit signs of whisker Stress? Does she
- leave food in the bowl, but is still begging you for food?
- pull food out of the bowl with her mouth or paw to eat off the floor?
- leave a mess behind on the floor?
- only eat from the center of the bowl?
- act aggressive towards other animals in the house during mealtime?
- stand by the bowl before eating for a period of time, pacing around the bowl, or being hesitant to eat, though hungry?
|Truffle enjoying the Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Relief|
Both Truffle and Brulee loved eating from the Dr. Catsby's bowl. In fact, Brulee has eaten almost every bit of her food and isn't making a mess on the floor. She appears more comfortable eating close to Truffle, which makes mealtime much less stressful. The bowl retails for $19.99, which isn't a bad price, considering the stainless steel bowl is resilient to bacteria, easy to clean, and raised high enough off the floor to make eating a little healthier for your cat.
|See how close Truffle and Brulee are eating!|
The wonderful people from Dr. Catsby's has kindly agreed to let us host a giveaway for two of our readers to win one Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Relief. The giveaway will end March 14, 2016 at 12:00 am. The giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only who are 18+ years old. The winners will be contacted by email to confirm shipping address. Winners will have 48 hours to respond before alternate winners are chosen.