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Whisker Fatigue | Are Your Cats’ Whiskers Feeling Overworked?

Did you know this? Our whiskers work sooo hard. But what causes whisker fatigue isn’t all the work they do, but the bowls our food is served in. Whisker fatigue can get so bad, it keeps some cats from eating.

Prevent whisker fatigue by giving your cat a wide, shallow food bowl.

You can prevent whisker fatigue by giving your cat a wide, shallow bowl.

Do cats really get whisker fatigue, Thomasina? What the heck is it???
— Puzzled Cat Mom

Hey, Puzzled Cat Mom!

I’m so glad you asked, because whisker fatigue, or whisker stress, is so common and so few humans are even aware of it. They put their cats’ food in deep, dark bowls, and then they wonder why the cats don’t eat. They don’t eat because the bowls make their whiskers work overtime and hurt!


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