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NEW YORK TIMES - Feline Food Issues? ‘Whisker Fatigue’ May Be to Blame


Moon was having eating issues, familiar ones to many cat owners: He batted food out of his bowl before he would eat it. Some days he seemed terrified even to approach his feeding dish.

Moon’s owner, Cheryl Anne Gardner, did some internet research and found the likely cause: whisker fatigue.

As soon as she replaced Moon’s dish with a wide, shallow one that did not have rims or sides that brushed against his sensitive whiskers, both Moon and her other cat, Rupert, were much happier at mealtimes. Their chin acne, another common problem in cats, also cleared up................



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