Friday, March 25, 2016

Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue Review and Giveaway

A cat's whiskers serve many functions.  They help a cat navigate her environment, find her way in the dark without bumping into objects, and help her decide if she can fit into a small space.  A cat's whiskers are very sensitive.  Cats can experience discomfort or even pain when their whiskers touch the sides of their bowls while they are eating.

Does Your Cat Experience Whisker Fatigue?

Your cat may be experiencing whisker fatigue if he:
  • Leaves food in his bowl even though he is still hungry.
  • Leaves a mess on the floor while he's eating.
  • Hesitates to eat his meal even though he is hungry.
  • Paces around his bowl.
  • Pulls food out of his bowl with his paw or mouth and eats it on the floor.
  • Acts aggressively toward the other pets in the house at mealtime.  
Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue

Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue

Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue allows your cat to eat comfortably because the bowl's design insures that your kitty's whiskers never touch the sides of the bowl.  The bowl also allows for easy access to food; the food always stays in the middle of the bowl.  


The bowl is easy to clean and its stainless steel finish protects against wash-proof bacteria.  The bowl comes with a non-slip mat that keeps the bowl from sliding around on slick surfaces.  Dr. Catsby's bowl also easily blends in to nearly any decor.  

We had the opportunity to try Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue ourselves.  The bowl is shallow and slopes toward the middle, keeping the food in the center of the bowl.  Both Carmine and Milita have had a chance to try out the bowl during mealtime.

Milita eats out of the Dr. Catsby bowl for Whisker Fatigue.

Milita has never had an issue eating out of any kind of bowl.  As long as there's food in the bowl, she's happy!  She did seem to like eating out of Dr. Catsby's bowl.

Carmine, on the other hand, prefers to eat out of very shallow bowls.  He is not pleased when he has to eat out of a bowl with higher sides, and he usually eats less.  

I tried not to disturb Carmine too much with photos while he ate because it's been hard enough to get him to eat a whole meal lately without distractions.  

The first time I put his food in Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue, he ate nearly all of his breakfast, which is something he had not been doing much of recently.  I continue to give Carmine his breakfast in Dr. Catsby's bowl because he has consistently been eating nearly all of his meal out of it, which makes me very happy!  

Carmine eats his breakfast out of Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue.

Carmine and I love that the food stays in the middle of the bowl, too.  When I feed Carmine on a plate, he ends up shoving some of his food over the side, but if I feed him in a shallow kitty dish, he'll leave food that's made its way over to the side of the dish.  He likes his food to be in the middle of the bowl where he can access it most easily.  

Giveaway

The awesome people at Dr. Catsby's are allowing us to give away THREE Dr. Catsby's bowls!!  

Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue with non-slip mat.

You must be 18+ and live in the United States to enter.  I know many of our friends already have one of these awesome bowls, so if you enter and win, you could consider giving one away as a gift or giving one to your local shelter.  Our International friends are welcome to enter and gift their prize to a friend or shelter in the United States if you win.  

All winners will be emailed and asked for a U.S. mailing address where their prize can be shipped.  Winners must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize.  If no response is received, another winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck!!




FTC Disclosure: We received a Dr. Catsby's Bowl for Whisker Fatigue for a fair and honest review.  Receiving the bowl did not influence our opinions.  All opinions expressed on Fur Everywhere are our own.  

33 comments:

  1. Lots of cats posting about whiskers this week! Yet we don't have whiskers and we don't miss them. We navigate just fine in the dark, don't fit into spaces that are too small for us, and balance just fine. We wonder if the humans who make these statements about whiskers have ever studied Sphynx. We do just fine with no whiskers (or very tiny, short ones).

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  2. Hi. Wow, this looks to be such a good bowl for kitties. Like the Eastside Cats, we want too! :)

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  3. We like to eat out of shallow bowls, too...plates do not seem to work well fur us, and there is almost always lots of food all around our current shallow bowls...but they do not have that shape like this one does. Thanks fur a chance to win one:)

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    1. We cannot enter the twitter parts of this contest...sigh...

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  4. Our sister Pia places her food outside of the bowl to eat and or Mom thinks she has whisker fatigue. The problem might be trying to keep everyone else from eating out of the shallow bowl before Pia can get to it. Adjustments will have to be made but that's okay. Our sister is worth it. Pick us!

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  5. This bowl does sound like a great idea!

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  6. Zorro would love to give it a try if it were available here. Good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

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  7. I have never heard of Whisker Fatigue, but now I'm wondering about some behavior I've seen around the food bowls. Thank you for telling us about these bowls! I am going to look for these bowls.

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  8. That sure looks mighty interesting to us!

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  9. Great review. I am passing on the giveaway because we are lucky enough to have one and want others to have a chance.

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  10. I hate one but I'll enter and give it away if I win. I usually take the food out of the dish and eat it on the rug. That said, I really preferred my dishes cos I don't like the feel of eating out of stainless steel.

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  11. That's such a cool bowl! We already won one, so we won't enter. Good luck to everybuddy who does!

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  12. We've never heard of this...
    Thanks for the great information.
    Cool bowl too.
    Have a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  14. We always put canned food in shallow bowls, but the sides were still higher than this kind and had straight up edges. So we got shallow dishes with sort of that shape and NOW they all get food all over the floor, MOL I think they just need to get used to it. They had been used to shoving it in the corners and eating it from there so I think they still shove it around. Awesome giveaway!

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  15. I love this bowl, and I loved hearing that Carmine has been eating well since you started using it for him!

    Don't enter me in the giveaway, we already have two of these awesome bowls.

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  16. Minchie has super long whiskers and does suffer from whisker fatigue. This bowl would be perfect for him.

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  17. Socks would love that bowl. He hates for his whiskers to touch anything. And the stainless steel finish would help with the feline acne on his chin.

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  18. We love this bowl! We're not going to enter because we have one, so we'll give someone else a chance to win. Great review!

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  19. I always learn something new on your posts! THanks so much! ♥

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  20. Our Arata doesn't seem to have any issues with whisker fatigue, but my Moko does. I bought her a flat, cat-face-shaped bowl, which seems to have helped.....a little....but didn't completely solve the problem. I'd love to have her try this bowl.

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  21. What an awesome bowl. We don't think we have whisker fatique, sure would like to try one out. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. We love this bowl and already have a couple. We'd love to win another so that more of our kitties could have one! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  23. I think Thunder would like this. I feed him in a shallow bowl, but he still would prefer if I put the food right on the floor.

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  24. Even though my cat, Rain, uses wide ceramic bowls, I've notice that he saves the food close to the edges for last. Or he will take the food out of the bowl to eat. So I think he would love something like this :}

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  25. We don't have a lot of whisker issues, but I do have several cats that tend to push the food over the edges of the ceramic plates.

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  26. One of my 3 boys is beginning Whisker Fatique and I'm hoping if I win, he can go through a lot less stress while eating.

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  27. My whiskers are especially sensitive because I was born blind. I would love to try this dish. Meow ❤️

    ~Christopher
    @ChrisGroove1 on Twitter

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