A picture of a black cat from the upper shoulders up.

Whisker Fatigue in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Whisker fatigue, or whisker stress, is when frequent pressure on a cat's whiskers causes irritation.

The whiskers on cats helps them to decide if they can safely pass through narrow openings. Photo: Caitlin Dempsey.

Where Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Caitlin Dempsey

Whiskers help cats navigate their environment more accurately.