Hi I am new on this group. Has anyone heard of Whisker fatigue in cats when it comes to eating their food?
I switched to plates for my cats dry food quite a long time ago. I use a full sized Corelle turkey platter to serve their kibble which they have available 24/7. The plate has a sloped edge so it helps them when they need it - but won't bother their whiskers. (Also Corelle is non-porous - a must have.).
They use bowls for wet food - but those are large enough to accommodate the whiskers.
I realized they were leaving food behind and discovered this issue. The larger the kitty - the bigger the whiskers.
I guess it would be like someone messing with your eyelashes while you were trying to eat? Eventually you'd avoid food.