Whisker friendly cat bowl | stainless steel food bowl

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Whisker friendly cat bowl Dr Catsby

This whisker friendly cat bowl is ideal for cats with sensitive whiskers

  • A wide and shallow dish, 18cm in diameter with a slim height of 3.2cm
  • Offers easy access to food while preventing uncomfortable contact when whiskers touch the side of the food bowl
  • Click here for matching whisker friendly water bowl
  • Bowl sits on a non-slip base for stability
  • Clean, simple design that is easy to wash and will fit in a variety of decors
  • A stainless steel finish protects against wash-proof bacteria

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Whisker friendly cat bowl Dr Catsby

This whisker friendly cat bowl Dr Catsby is ideal for cats with sensitive whiskers. It allows your cat easy access to their food without touching or stressing their sensitive whiskers with the sides of the bowl.

Many cats are finicky eaters. Yet, a relatively new diagnosis called ‘whisker-fatique’ could be the reason why your cat leaves food in the bowl or tries to paw it out. As for some cats, it can be very uncomfortable when their sensitive whiskers touch the sides of their dish.

Cats’ whiskers are extraordinary sensitive hairs that provide your cat with detailed sensory feedback about their environment. Whiskers give your cat information regarding their positioning in space, help your cat navigate a dark room and hunt fast-moving prey by sensing changes in air currents.

And they’ll help them determine if they can really squeeze into that ridiculously small gap behind the sofa.

Here are some signs of ‘whisker fatigue’ that you can look out for:

  • Your cat is leaving food in the bowl, while they still seem to be hungry
  • Pulling food out of their bowl using their mouth or paw to then eat off the floor
  • Your cat seems to be only eating food from the centre of the bowl
  • Acting aggressively towards other animals in the house during mealtime
  • Your cat might be standing by the bowl before eating for a prolonged period of time, pacing around the bowl, or being hesitant to eat, though they seem to be hungry

The above signs might also signal something more severe, so if you have any doubt then please consult your vet immediately.



This bowl can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher and sits sturdy on its slip-proof base. Read an article about whisker-fatique in the New York times here.


This item ships from the UK.

Weight0.404 kg
Dimensions19 × 20 × 4 cm

4 reviews for Whisker friendly cat bowl | stainless steel food bowl

  1. Andreas Mouzouris (verified owner)

  2. Sarah Pegg (verified owner)

    We recently adopted a Persian cat, having previously had another long-haired. Noticed quite early on that he could not easily eat from the bowl we had. After some research we realised it is due to his face shape. He has been much happier since we got this and there are no longer biscuits on the floor. Definitely recommend!

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    very nicely designed bowl, however my cat is still leaving food all over it, which would mean that his whiskers are still stressed. well money spent thanks to design, and very fast delivery. Thank you Make them Roar 🙂

    • Roar (store manager)

      Hi, if your cat still leaves food in the bowl, we would advise to see a vet as another issue might cause this behaviour. Best of luck from us at Make them Roar

  4. David E. (verified owner)

    Great price and amazing service.

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