How a raised cat bowl may fix your fussy eater!

grey cat taking food from owner

If you find that your cat is fussy about feeding time, then it may not be their food that’s putting them off.

From vomiting after eating to simply refusing to go near their bowl, there are a variety of factors which might be making your cat fussy at mealtimes.

Read on to discover the fuss-inducing factors which may be at play (and how a raised cat bowl could help).

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Is your cat eating comfortably?

Traditional cat bowls with narrow rims may make feeding time uncomfortable for your cat.

Cat's whiskers are incredibly sensitive. A narrow bowl requires your cat to put their face inside, which puts their whiskers in touch with the side of the bowl. This can be distracting at best, and potentially uncomfortable.

Eating from a shallow bowl can instantly improve your cat’s fussy eating, since their whiskers won’t be bashing against the side of the bowl, they can eat in comfort!

The height of your cat’s bowl could also be making dinnertime a disaster. Simply raising your cat’s bowl to a comfortable height can encourage your cat to tuck in. Our raised cat feeders come with shallow bowls for maximum cat comfort.

Why choose a raised cat bowl?

A raised cat bowl allows your cat to eat in a position which is more naturally comfortable for their neck, shoulders and joints. An elevated cat bowl can also make swallowing and digesting food and water easier, particularly if there are other issues at play.

Your cat might not be a fusspot after all, maybe there’s something else putting them off their food?!

Cats with arthritis or mobility issues

If your cat has sore joints then eating from a bowl on the floor may be uncomfortable for them. A raised cat bowl will allow your cat to access their food and water more easily, without putting unnecessary strain on their sore joints.

My cat keeps throwing up, but seems fine!

There are many reasons that your cat may be throwing up despite seeming absolutely fine. One of the most common reasons is that your cat may be eating too fast, which results in everything re-emerging faster than the speed of light!

Vomiting may also be a sign of an allergy, acid reflux, or megaesophagus.

An elevated cat bowl is not a substitute from seeing your vet and thoroughly investigating the underlying cause beneath your cat’s vomiting. However, switching to an elevated cat bowl may offer some relief to your moggy whilst you get to the bottom of what’s going on.

Vomiting in cats – when to worry

If your cat is vomiting regularly or repeatedly, it’s time to see the vet. Your cat may have ingested something they shouldn’t have or they may have an underlying condition which needs attention.

If alongside the vomiting your cat is lethargic, has a temperature, or seems to be in any pain or distress then seek urgent veterinary attention.

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Choosing a raised cat bowl

We make all of our raised cat feeders to order, which means you can choose a bespoke height or number of bowls if you’re looking for something a bit different. We’ve even made a feeding station with six cat bowls before – so adorable!

If you’d like a bespoke cat feeding station, please get in touch.

All of our raised cat feeding stations can be personalised in your choice of font, simply put in your cat’s name at checkout and we’ll do the rest!

Our raised cat feeders are beautifully designed and handcrafted in Warwickshire – delivering you a beautiful piece of functional furniture that’ll make mealtimes a joy.

Browse our range of raised cat feeders