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cat's whiskers

MarieLFS
June 4th, 2008, 07:18 PM
We have noticed that our cat's whiskers are suddenly ALL shorter - evenly so (about 3 inches in length). We don't know whether she lost them all or had them cut somehow. She has not been outside or in any space in which that could happen. She does not seem to be in any discomfort or have trouble maneuvering or hunting. What could have caused this? We also don't remember seeing her WITHOUT any whiskers.

Love4himies
June 5th, 2008, 07:45 AM
I would notice that every once in a while on my cats too, never found out the reason, but didn't seem to bother them at all.

Jim Hall
June 5th, 2008, 08:44 AM
yup whuskers fall out get replaced and fall out again du is great for that i find whiskers all over as long as they got 5 or 6 on each side its cool

Kristin7
June 6th, 2008, 07:15 AM
Do you have any small children? I hate to admit this but when I was a little girl, I took the scissors to my cat's whiskers :o Yes, whiskers do fall out, but if they are suddenly shorter but still there, sounds more like they have been cut. From what I recall, my cat was fine w/ shorter whiskers, and they grow back fairly quickly.

growler~GateKeeper
June 7th, 2008, 01:46 AM
Some more info on Whiskers can be found in this post including why whiskers should never be cut:

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?p=550937#post550937