We've all heard the old adage to never cut or trim a cat's whiskers.
It's true, you never want to mess with them! And it's because they're important sensory organs - called proprioceptors - that shoot messages to the brain and nervous system, allowing your cat to understand their surroundings and respond quickly to perceived changes or threats.
Whiskers give cats their stalking power! They are able to navigate confidently through a dark room - constantly feeling for walls, furniture and picking up on tiny directional changes in the air...it's really pretty awesome!
But when it comes to the day-to-day life of a cat, their whiskers are so sensitive that they can easily get overworked or fatigued by unnecessary friction. One of the most common instances of this is during feeding time. If you use a regular bowl, his whiskers are very likely going to make contact with the sides and bottom of the dish, which can turn eating into a really stressful situation!