Cat Whisker Sensitivity
The cat’s whiskers are the same width as their body so when the whiskers brush up against the sides of the entrance to a space, this is a warning that the space is too small. Whiskers also help cats move stealthily in the darkness by preventing them from running into things. The cat uses her as a tool to help keep her safe.
A cat’s whiskers are so sensitive and superbly programmed that if they move even 1/2000th of the width of a human hair, a signal is triggered and sent to the cat’s brain. Cat whiskers can even detect changes in air currents and wind.
This whisker sensitivity is why cat experts think a domestic cat needs to always have their chow bowl filled to the top. When the food level is too low in a deep and narrow dish, your cat is forced to put her face down into the bowl causing her whiskers to brush up against the sides. This whisker stress can cause discomfort for your cat and may explain why she is so adamant to have her bowl always filled.
The Trendy Pet Whisker Stress Free Bowl
I really like the design of this feeder. The sleek lines remind me of an Asian inspired design. Trendy Pet designed the wide, shallow, ceramic dish that comes with the feeder to reduce whisker stress. As you can see in the photo above, Eddie is eating whisker-stress free from this feeder that has a lot of great features.
- BPA free plastic
- Water resistant
- Easy to clean
- Rot resistant
- Will not split or delaminate like wood
- Made in the USA
- 1.6 cups / 378 ml (Capacity)
- 5.25″ / 13.3cm (Diameter)
- 1.75″ / 4.4cm (Depth)
- Dishwasher Safe
- Microwave Safe
- Oven Safe