Friday, March 20, 2015

Whisker Friendly Feeder Giveaway from Trendy Pet


KATIE:  Mmmmm... I do believe my breakfast tastes even BETTER on my beautiful new feeder. 

WAFFLES:  Uh, Boss? What breakfast? I don't see any breakfast. I just see crumbs. 

KATIE:  You snooze you lose, Waffles. 



WAFFLES:  I wasn't snoozing. Honest. So, your breakfast...  it really tasted even BETTER on your new dish???

KATIE:  It's all about the whiskers, Waffles. 



Trendy Pet's Whisker Stress Free Dish
We've all been there. Digging to the bottom of the bowl for those last tasty morsels of food. We may as well be digging to China. There's just no easy way to get to them without causing undue whisker stress. For awhile, I was eating my dinner off a flat plate. It was great for my whiskers, but about half my food would slip off the back onto the floor. Sure, the 5 second rule applies, but I'm a lady. I have manners you know. 

The elegant curve of the Whisker Stress Free Dish is the purrfect combination of plate and bowl. Flat enough to be friendly to whiskers, but with enough of a curve to contain even the crumbliest of food.


As Beautiful as it is Functional
Mealtime was never so beautiful. The zen-inspired base comes in black or white and looks just like wood, though it's actually made from BPA free plastic. That makes it super easy to clean, plus it's water/rot resistant and won't split like wood. 

The gracefully curved ceramic plate is gloss white and has a very high quality look and feel to it. There's a slight ridge on the bottom of the plate that fits into the base, keeping it firmly in place with no tipping or slipping. The weight of the plate keeps the base from sliding too, even on our hardwoods. Then when you're done eating, the plate just lifts right off for easy cleaning. It's dishwasher safe too. 

The feeder sits at 4" tall and the plate measures approximately 8" x 6".


Benefits of Raised Feeders*
  • Allows for better posture.
  • More comfortable for older pets and those with health problems.
  • Particularly comfortable for flat-faced felines like Persians & Himalayans.
  • Better digestion - food moves from the mouth to the stomach quicker and easier.
  • Less "leaning", relieving possible stress on hips and shoulders.
  • Easier for pet patents to pick up, especially those with disabilities.
*Sources: PetEducation.com, Animal Wellness Magazine



Sleek & Modern
Trendy Pet has a full line of cat and dog feeders, each with a gorgeous, modern aesthetic. We also had a chance to try out their 4" Elevated Pet Bowl with Two 1-Pint Bowls. Dinner for two or dinner and a beverage. The stainless steel bowls rest perfectly on two holes drilled in the top of the feeder. The base is made from the same material as the other feeder. 

We love the simple lines and the bright white finish. It's also available in matte black. 



KATIE:  Waffles, this isn't a race you know.  Waffles??

WAFFLES:  *chomp, gulp, chomp, gulp, chomp...*




Shop Small
We love supporting hard working small businesses that specialize in creating products that enhance the quality of life for our furry friends and their pet parents. Maureen Lake and her vet tech daughter Devin are the proud owners of Trendy Pet and Sweet Pea Kitchens. Sweet Pea Kitchens specializes in all natural, gluten free, dog biscuits and treats ...and yes, they even have a treats and sprinkles especially for cats!



It's a GIVEAWAY!
One lucky GLOGIRLY reader will win a Whisker Stress Relief Dish in their choice of black or white. We just know you're going to LOVE it! Though the prize can only ship at this time to US and Canada addresses, readers world wide are invited to enter and gift their prize to a friend or shelter should they win.  Good luck everyone!


We received our feeders at no charge from Trendy Pet. We also received a fee to cover the time it takes to take photos, write the blog post and administer the giveaway. Receiving the free product and fee did not influence our article or anything we say. All sponsored posts on GLOGIRLY will always reflect our honest opinions and feature products we feel are relevant to our readers.

82 comments:

  1. Oops! Mom Paula hit the wrong key and we didn't finish putting our email address. It's sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com

    Meanwhile, yes! Brulee definitely experiences whisker stress. She prefers a flat dish, but really makes a mess because she eats her food by picking it up with her tongue (which is a Persian thing). We'd love to win one of these dishes.

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  2. Neither of my seniors, NeeNee and Moo, would eat nearly as fast as Waffles but they'd love a raised feeder!

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  3. I am not sure if my cat has whisker stress but she would love to have this feeder.

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  4. I don't think they do - they eat off of purple depression glass plates. The Farm cats are spoiled.

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  5. We don't have whisker stress because we eat of out flat plates - but they scoot across our solid surface flooring. We love the raised feeder too!

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  6. Yes, we have experienced whisker stress. This dish looks purrfect!

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  7. My cat eats out of a bowl, but I'm sure she would love this!

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  8. I love that graceful looking dish - MUCH nicer than the paper plates I so often get stuck with!

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  9. Yoshi just makes a mess, trying to get every morsel off the plate. I would love to win him this wonderful feeder.

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  10. OMC Dat's so cool. We sure hope we win. Boff of us wuld luv it, and booff of us kuld use it. Y'all look adowable.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  11. Ooh wow, stylish, cool and Oooooh so elegant!! Yep we will be glad to win for a USA pal!!!!

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  12. This would be purrfect for my cat Sam, who shoves his bowl all over the place when he eats.

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  13. We love the sleek style too. Boy Waffles, you're really chowing down!!!!

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  14. This sounds like something my three senior cats would love! They all have arthritis so a raised dish would be perfect!

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  15. Waffles, the way you've mashed your head down in the bowl, you don't seem to have whisker sensitivity!! :)

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  16. I don't know if my cat has whisker stress but this feeder is so beautiful I would love to have it.

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  17. Nyssa picks at her food very carefully, making sure not to get her whiskers dirty, so I would say Yes.

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  18. Oh my... our flat faced, Lego would love this. He sometimes uses his paws to pick up food, too. Thanks for the giveaway and I'll definitely be checking out Trendy Cat online. Have a paw-some day!

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  19. We use wide raised dishes now and we find them a huge help! We bet the food would taste even better in that Trendy Pet dish. :)

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  20. That does look like a super nice feeding dish. I would love to win a whore one, thank you for offering this giveaway.

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  21. Thunder does experience whisker stress, and sometimes I have to dump his food right on the floor for him to eat. This is a much better option.

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  22. Four out of my six cats are seniors, so this would be a great thing for my house.

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  23. Miss TabbyKatt chases her kibble dish across the floor in rather Waffles-like behavior. But it is the wet food that causes her the whisker stress. This lovely raised dish would help her digestion *and* help out the whiskers. And Furrgus would benefit from his own for his separate dining room (he finishes the afternoon wet food first). Great ideas!

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  24. I could use one of those! Who thinks about whisker stress but I am certain I have it!

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  25. I have some very long whiskered cats who would love this!

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  26. She's started growing wiskers (she's a sphynx) and its been quite an experience for her to get used to a new sensory.

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  27. That's quite a beautiful dish. Ours are big flat plates. No whisker stress, but food does slide off, and it would be nice to have it raised.

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  28. These dishes look very cool! My kitties don't have a big problem with whisker stress because they eat off of human dessert plates. I'm sure they would love these dishes too :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  29. Al of my cats are seniors and could certainly benefit from eating from this special dish. I never thought about their having whisker distress but it makes sense. The dish is beautiful, It sure beats the paper plates I am currently using.

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  30. Such an elegant dish! I like the fact it is raised to make it more comfortable for my cat.

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  31. That looks like a great idea. Some of these kitties here would sure benefit from that dish. Great review about the dish. Have a great day.

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  32. Wow, that dish is really cool! Thank you for sharing with us about it. We think it would be really good for Moosey, especially.

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  33. Annabelle has gotten used to me hand feeding her...^sigh^ I don't think she understand the concept anymore about plates....

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  34. Carmine really loves his raised feeder for his kibbles. I know he'd really like this, too!

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  35. These are fabulous! My one kitty has super long whiskers, so I have had to start feeding him from a plate because I noticed it seems to bother him while he was eating from his bowl.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  36. I already know about whisker stress. I use small plates or wide dishes with low sides.

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  37. We have three cats and while our youngest, Arata (who, by the way, has been channeling Waffles lately since he discovered he just LOVES chicken) doesn't seem to have any issues with his whiskers while eating, our other two cats - Koneko and Moko - do. I really love the style of this bowl, too. I love things with an Oriental feel. All of our five dogs and three cats have Japanese names. We even used to have a Guinea Pig named Hachi!

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  38. Love it. It matches my lotus waterer. One of my rescues scoops food out of the bowl and eats it off of the mat. I'm wondering if he, indeed, has whisker stress.

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  39. Mine don't really but; I do have one of those double bowl raised feeders.
    Sue B

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  40. The raised dish looks so stylish. Waffles, your head is so far down in your dish I am expecting it to come through the bottom any time now.

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  41. I definitely have whisker stress. I only eat some of my food when it is in a bowl, but I eat much better if it is on a plate. That feeder looks just awesome! And it is definitely hard reaching down to eat, so having a raised feeder would be wonderful.

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  42. My dish is a nice wide one too, so my whiskers don't get squished. Plus mum puts it on another bowl so I don't have to lean down so far to get my foods and eat!

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  43. That is a nice dish. I keep thinking I should get glass plates instead of the bowls I use that must smuch whiskers.

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  44. I don’t mind getting my whiskers a little dirty. I also don’t mind eating outta the floor since I put half my food there. I bet I can spill food from that plate. Waff looks like he fell asleep in the dish in the last pic. Those are pretty cool dishes.

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  45. Socks would love this. He doesn't like eating out of bowls because of the Whisker stress and as a senior pet I bet he would love having his food on a pedestal.

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  46. My 2 elderly cats would love the raised dish in black to match there fur color.

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  47. Starlins plate is put on top of a box so she can eat....

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  48. I don't know...he has never told me!! MOL!!

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  49. I am not sure if they do or not. But this dish would certainly avoid that problem

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  50. I've seen a number of raised feeding dishes/bowls, but this is the first one that includes elegance in it's design. Definitely a lovely addition to any home with an older, distinguished kitty to feed.

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  51. What a pawesome dish! Mommy thinks maybe I won't be such a picky eater with a dish like this. I have very long whiskers.

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  52. We so need this dish. Whiskers are precious and delicate. They must be protected. This dish looks like it can comfortably feed several cats at a time. Great idea! Good luck everyone!

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  53. I don't think my cats are experiencing whisker stress, but I'm sure they'd love this feeder.

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  54. Mum posted for me on my eating dish set up. It isn't as fancy but does the same thing as your dish. Flat to let our whiskers be safe and raised for better eating posture. Have fun on your road trip gang.

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  55. His whole head in the dish. It was worth reading all the way to the bottom! (Not that they aren't always mind you) xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  56. His whole head in the dish. It was worth reading all the way to the bottom! (Not that they aren't always mind you) xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  57. This is a beautiful dish! My kitty would love to try it!

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  58. I love the simplicity of the dish. It would be great for my persian cat
    www.meowlifestyle.com

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  59. I haven't noticed any whisker stress per se, but would love this bowl just in case! :)

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  60. I have never heard of it actually, but my cat Nora would love this, nonetheless!

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  61. I think Jacob would love the new dish!!

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  62. we now have raised bowls like Island Cats

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  63. Very nice! My cats would love this.

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  64. My handicapped girl and my boys went through a stage where they seemed to have zero interest in any food I bought, it was very stressful, they had a clean bill of health from the vet. I believe now it was whisker stress. I bought dishes that were similar but not nearly as gorgeous as this and eating habits have returned to normal. I love that this dish is also elevated to improve digestion and dining comfort! (Raine on RC buzzyngabe at yahoo dot com )

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  65. I would love to win that dish. We enjoy your blog so very much. You never fail to make us laugh. We just love all of you.

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  66. Thank you for making us aware of this - would be ideal for Luka!

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  67. I would love that dish. Except we'd need three of them! I won't share with Candy & EK.

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  68. Ooh, I would love that dish. Puts mine to shame (it is cheap! Recycled!)!

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  69. I've never noticed that they have had a problem.

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  70. I think she does because she seems to eat more when her dish is full and she doesn't have to put her face in the bowl.

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  71. I honestly don't know if my cats experiences whisker stress, but regardless this would be nice to have raised food dishes to make it easier for them to eat and better for digestion.

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  72. I don't think so but she doesn't eat from a deep bowl lezanac2@gmail.com

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  73. Probably not, since I use a wide food basin gravity feeder for them.

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  74. i dont think so, we usually feed them on paper plates for wet food and an extra large bowl for dry. but this is so cool! my kitties would love it

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  75. I dont know if my kittys have whisker stress, just now hearing about it.

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  76. Some of my cats have, usually when they're feeling poorly - ie, towards the end of their lives or when sick.

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  77. This is something I have never noticed with my cat.

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  78. I have really not noticed if my 4 cats do or not. I have not heard of it. I asked my daughter and she said she noticed her cat try to reach in the bowl and pull back and try again. I learned something today.

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  79. Yes I know she does because she leaves food in the bottom of the bowl and she is such a foodie she wouldn't leave anything in a flat dish

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  80. My Noonie does experience whisker stress! she lets me know in no uncertain terms her current dish/feeding setup is not to her liking. She is rather bossy :)

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  81. Now that my Moko is older, she's having more issues with spitting up food and such. I've been wanting this bowl for a long time, but now feel that it might be just what she needs. Now to find the extra money for it.

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