Dr. Catsby's Bowl For Whisker Relief - A Review | Lola The Rescued Cat
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dr. Catsby's Bowl For Whisker Relief - A Review

Hello everyone! I (Lexy) usually bring you the latest news on pet products through my reviews, but today Mother asked to take over the blog.  She really loves this product and wanted to share her thoughts on it.  Okay, Mother, go ahead…

I’ve discussed many times in the blog that Lola is not a big eater.  When she first came to live with me I noticed that if I took some dry food out of her bowl, put it on the floor and sat next to her, she’d eat.  Since she was so thin at that time I was just happy she ate.  Through the years I would do the same thing to get her to eat more, and I had no idea that Whisker Fatigue existed or that she could possibly be uncomfortable when she was eating.  Once I heard about it I tried different bowls that claimed to relieve whisker fatigue - low rimmed, shallow, oval… you name it, I tried it.  The result was that Lola didn’t spend any more time in front of the bowl eating.  I had heard great things about Dr. Catsby’sBowl For Whisker Relief and was very happy when I was contacted to do a review.

What is Whisker Fatigue?
While many cat lovers are enamored by the cuteness of whiskers, they serve more functions than making our furry kids look cute.  Whiskers provide cats with important information about their environment.  There is a receptor on the end of each whisker that send sensory signals to the brain and central nervous system.   Whisker fatigue occurs when whiskers (and those tiny receptors on the ends) touch the sides of the bowl. This can be very uncomfortable and even painful.

What are the signs of Whisker Fatigue?

What can you do to help your cat?
Say bye-bye to deep, high rimmed bowls, and say hello to Dr. Catsby’s Bowl For Whisker Relief! Designed from a cat’s perspective, these wide but shallow dishes allow access to food without pulling back their whiskers. Its clean, simple design is easy to wash and will enhance the aesthetic of any home. Features include:

   *A wide but shallow dish
   *Easy for cats to access their food without pulling back their  whiskers to avoid agonizing contact
   *Clean, simple design is a cinch to wash and will fit in a  variety of decors
   *Non-slip mat for stability
   *A stainless steel finish protects against wash-proof bacteria

The bowl is recommended for use with both dry and wet food. Some sticky wet foods may take some time for your cat to adjust to the shape, but that wasn’t a problem here.  Even if your cat doesn’t have whisker fatigue, this is a great bowl. Lexy loves eating from it as well, so I guess I’ll be buying one for her! You can purchase your bowl directly from the Dr. Catsby website

If I had paws I’d give Dr. Catsby’s Bowl For Whisker Relief four paws up, but since I don’t I’ll give it two thumbs up.  While Lola is still choosy about her food, she does stay at the bowl longer and will eat a little more. 

Have you tried Dr. Catsby’s bowl?

Disclaimer: I received a free bowl in exchange for my fair and honest review. Lola The Rescued Cat only shares products and information I feel will be of interest to my readers.

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  1. I've been hearing lots about this bowl and it does sound awesome! Although I will be honest - I'll eat out of anything.

  2. Carmine and Milita are liking their bowl, too! I'm glad it's helping Lola eat more noms.

  3. L & L....a grate ree view....we haz hurd a lot a bout thiz bowl !!

    we wood all sew like ta say; heerz two a ham samich, dino eggz, happee easturr, kinda week oh end !! ►◄►◄►◄►◄

  4. Sam might like this too - he enjoys eating kibble off the floor and it may be because he doesn't like his whiskers touching a bowl!

    Hugs, Pam (for Sam)

  5. I do have a couple of scoopers and always have with whichever cats have been in the family. I like the look of this bowl, but most of my cats do not need to eat more than they do now. This was the best review that I've seen about this bowl. Thanks. So happy that you are going to be rooming with Emily at BlogPaws. When she said she may not be able to come, I was so disappointed. Stop by our place and find out about what you've been denied and to what you are entitled in the Universal Bill of Rights for All Cats. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona,Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  6. That's a really cool bowl. We have shallow, wide bowls too...and we really like them.

  7. Nice review Lola. We love our bowl like that.

  8. Interesting! We don't have whiskers, and we get by just fine. So we aren't quite sure that humans have really figured out what whiskers do. We never end up in spaces too small for us, can balance just fine, and otherwise don't seem to miss having whiskers at all!

  9. Rosie really wants to try this bowl. I am sure glad you like it. You did a great job on your review.

  10. My cats will eat out of anything, but I do have the bowl and they like it very well. Still need to write a post about it, thanks for the nudge!

  11. That bowl looks very interesting, we would love to try this for Zorro. Pixie would eat out of anything. Purrs

  12. Thanks for sharing this, definitely something that we need to be aware of and watching for!

  13. That is so interesting. We won one of those bowls recently, and are looking forward to trying it out!


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