Posts tagged "whisker fatigue"
I’m fairly knowledgeable when it comes to all things cats, but when I first heard about ‘whisker fatigue’ I thought it was just another clever marketing gimmick to help drive sales of designer cat food bowls. I’ve since realized there’s more to it than that.
Whilst a cat’s whiskers are essentially just thick, long hairs that protrude from the sides of their face what makes them special and ultra-sensitive is the fact there is a sensory organ called a proprioceptor at the end of each whisker, which sends messages to the cat’s brain and nervous system.
Rhette was having problems drinking water and would dip his paw into his bowl, and drink from his paw. After switching to my bowl, Rhette is drinking water with ease!