Bowl vs. Plate: Choosing A Dish for Cat Food

Your cat’s whiskers help her navigate her surroundings, determine if she can fit through openings, and communicate her mood. Here are tips for choosing a dish that works with her whiskers, not against them.

Tip 1: Use a shallow bowl that a cat can grab food from without impeding her whiskers.

Tip 2: Choose a dish large enough to hold a day’s worth of food, with a lip just tall enough to keep the food contained while letting her easily observe the room.

Tip 3: If you constantly find yourself cleaning up after your cat, consider a wide plate large enough to catch stray kibble or canned food.