What is Whisker Fatigue and Preventative Steps to Take

Hello everybody,

Because it’s been some time since our final submit on Whisker Fatigue and we’ve had many new readers be part of us we thought it worthwhile to re-post this recommendation article

Our Necoichi bowls are a implausible resolution to Whisker Fatigue on which we are going to present additional particulars on this article.

To begin with for those who missed the unique submit what’s Whisker Fatigue:

“In primary phrases, whisker fatigue is solely over-stimulation of the sensory system of the whiskers. What occurs when the whiskers are touched an excessive amount of, even whether it is primary brushing towards meals and water dishes, is the cat’s mind will get an onslaught of sensory messages transmitted to their mind.” Dr Keyes from Cat Vet Tucson. A full article on this situation could be discovered right here.

It’s one thing we had by no means actually considered till we seen that one in every of our cats would ignore her usually favorite meals! However what are the precise indicators to look out for?

  • Refusal to eat or drink from their standard dishes
  • Pacing in entrance of the meals bowls and meowing like one thing is fallacious
  • Pawing at meals and water to try to pull it from the bowl
  • Performing extra aggressive round meals or treats when it’s given to them out of the dish

After studying about whisker fatigue we tried many several types of bowls however none of them appeared to be fairly proper till we discovered the Necoichi extra-wide bowls!

It’s not shocking that this bowl from Japanese firm Necoichi gained the first place within the World Pet Expo awards. Not simply does it handle the whisker fatigue downside however it additionally addresses the difficulty of cats liking to eat from the center of the bowl! Due to its designed curve the meals naturally gravitates in direction of the middle avoiding the oh so frequent problem of a cat complaining that the bowl is empty whereas it’s nonetheless half full! 😉

Additional to this, the bowls are made from ceramic which avoids the frequent problem we noticed with huge bowls made from bamboo composite or plastic. With the bamboo composite or plastic regardless of how laborious we cleaned them they result in the issue eater cat creating feline pimples because of the micro organism residing within the materials of the bowls we used previous to the ceramic bowls.

And lastly, the raised design simply makes it simpler for cats to eat in addition to cut back the danger of vomiting in cats which can be susceptible to the latter!

“The usage of an elevated bowl permits gravity to help in transferring meals from the mouth to the abdomen. Cats with different consuming or swallowing issues can also profit from an elevated meals bowl.” Quote By Catherine Barnette DVM

The additional-wide raised bowls now are available 7 fabulous designs from Necoichi and we’re very fortunate to have been in a position to supply these for our on-line store alongside the remainder of the spectacular Necoichi vary. And till the top of August you may get 12% off with the code Sakura (Low cost could be utilized in your basket / cart on the appropriate hand backside aspect or as a clickable hyperlink on the highest of the checkout web page) in our on-line store.

The designs at the moment obtainable for this bowl are Traditional, Sakura 2022 , Fashionable Sakura, Fuji, Botanical Backyard, Vibrant Dots and Nala cat which options a picture of the manufacturers’ mascot Nala!

After all, the model additionally has extra inexpensive customary sized and huge bowls in addition to water bowls for those who don’t essentially require the extra-wide bowl to keep away from whisker fatigue! This actually does depend upon the dimensions of your cat and all of their bowls are whisker pleasant designed. Our three-legged cat Nubia is particularly happy about this because it makes it simpler for her to drink and eat always.

The total vary could be seen right here.

And in case you have issues with spillage regardless of the particular lip design to minimise this within the first place… why not add a Necoichi eating tray!




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