I saw that the other causes are diarrhea, worms or virus.  The Sphynx (a nearly hairless breed) may have full length, short, or no whiskers at all. We figured they would eventually grow back, but they did not. That being said, thanks for the info. It had nothing to do with the subject or topic. What weird or unusual things do you do to entertain your cats and dogs? noun (pl. My cat has damaged his eye and fluid has been running out (he’s been to the vet and gotten drops) so the fluid has “glued” some of his “eyebrow”-whiskers to his eye.. he won’t wash it because his eye hurt so I was thinking about cutting them of to make sure they didn’t cause more pain but now I’m thinking I shouldn’t…. You should be ashamed of your stupid comment. Lol…no offense intended whatsoever, but you’re a few millennia too late. )), +((!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+)+(!++(!!)-)+(!+-(!!))+(!++(!!)+!!+!!)+(+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)-)+(!++(!!)+!!))/+((+!!+)+(!++(!!)-)+(!++(!!)+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!)+(!+-(!!))+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!)+(!++(!!)+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!+!!
Interestingly, experiments done with cats with whiskers cut short also show that they struggle to judge distances accurately and so will often misjudge jumping distances as well as occasionally run into things. We adopted a stray that wondered into our yard. I wonder what happened ??
Cat Products Cutting them a great deal might bother and disorient them and have them really uncomfortable. They can feel lots of objects only by using their whiskers. Also, due to the fact that whiskers are important to a cat’s equilibrium, without them, they have trouble walking straight and have difficulty running. The Cat Headbutt: What Does It Mean, and Why Do Cats Do It? .
I’d be really interested to hear more about that! Cats’ whiskers have a lot of different utilities. The end of the whiskers touching the side of the bowl transfer irritating sensations to its brain, making it hard for it to continue eating. Damage a cat’s whiskers and it will cause them not only discomfort, but also to become confused and disorientated, among other negative side effects. From the dictionary: Whiskers are also an indication of the cat's attitude. Therefore, they will not locate accurately anymore if you cut their whiskers. Additionally, to save your cats, you should tell naughty children that cutting cats’ whiskers is wrong. How come Trump never had a pet in the White House, does he have something against dogs, cats, etc...,?
You are vile! My cat got into a fight with a cat that was either dropped off in our area or it happened to stray onto our property a few weeks back and he ended up with a bad bite on his cheek and near the front of his ear.
If the cat has a canine or feline companion, allow them to be with the cat, if that is what the dying cat wants, unless the cat has a highly infectious disease. – Must-know cat-essential knowledge, Choosing a Male Cat Names & Female Cat Names. I’m sure you will get the help you need after that.
In fact I did the same thing…. Or saying it’s good, or at least okay, to and wear animal because cavemen did it. I came to this site with my heart for my cat – not a debate on the rest. Whiskers are also an indication of the cat's attitude.
Envy is probably more precise, but they both mean virtually the same thing. Why would you do such a thing to a animal?
Seeing as almost all the cats I've seen their whiskers turn down so my best guess is genetics. When a cat is angry or defensive, the whiskers will be pulled back. Moreover, in cats’ whiskers, there is a sensory part of cats’ nose. Don’t try to style your kitty’s face. Try talking about your issues. ,Have you ever answered the question. I found no such errors. I know this thread is old but, the groomer cut all of my cats whiskers. Whiskers may detect very small shifts in air currents, enabling a cat to know it is near obstructions without actually seeing them. The nerves at the base of the whiskers are actually sensitive enough to be able to pick up even small air movements which vibrate the whiskers. I grew up in Nigeria and we had a pet Lion and we kept him just the way nature made him. She is also a professional pet writer with a number of publishment on various sites. He will only go to the bathroom in areas that face away from his bald whisker pads which is usually on my side of the house where we sleep with six other gatos but at the end of the day we all survive thanks to this iPhone. she was not being rude dan she just thought it was copied. “Dirty Bertie’s” Throne: the Sex Chair of Edward VI, That Time the Moon Nearly Started WWIII and Other Silly Cold War Shenanigans, What Those Nasty White Chunks That Sometimes Come From Your Throat Are, The Difference Between a Fact and a Factoid, Marilyn Monroe was Not Even Close to a Size 12-16, A Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII 29 Years After the Japanese Surrendered, Because He Didn’t Know.
This morning when I went to feed my cat, I noticed that about all of his whiskers on his right side and about 1/3 of them on his left side are curled and crimped at the ends. Rich blood vessels and nerves connect from the whisker pads to their brains, which can alert them to minute changes in their environment. They are so sensitive, in fact, that cats can even pick up air movements indoors, such as air flowing around furniture, which lets the cat know there is an object there, even when it is pitch dark. Be kind to them or DON’T OWN THEM!!!!!!! Dan, All dogs for example came from from breed and we’re inter-bred to create the many dog species we see today to create dogs for certain purposes to humans. This is essential for cats because they are far sighted and have trouble seeing things clearly close up. SHAME ON YOU!!! Crimped whiskers are a trait of the American Wirehair, and also some of the Rex cats. You wouldn’t like it if ripped out all of your hair or waxed your legs would you!? It is shock to read the criticisms about grammar and appropriate punctuation. They also tend to get disoriented and fall. I remove all my cat whiskers with a tweezers. Maybe she has some Sphinks in her. Do not engage with people who abuse animals.
I’m aware of the claim that this is a primary function of the cat’s whiskers, but it seems dubious to me for several reasons: a) Surely cats evolved their whiskers in natural environments where they would mainly be squeezing through vegetation, etc (ie where they would not be likely to get stuck anyway). It’s pretty much what I told my 7 year old son, when I saw our cat’s whiskers cut very short. The structure of the brain region which receives information from the vibrissae is similar to that found in the visual cortex, suggesting that the nature of the cat's perception through its whiskers is similar to that via its vision. Each side has 12 whiskers. You should apologize and request the removal of your stupid comment. Now to find the second pair of scissors she has hidden on me & put them up high….. well i cut off my moms cats whiskers and she wanted me to look up this and its really interesting. Content Manager at Kitty Cats. Ask (y’all KNOW you had this coming)…. Smfh, Your email address will not be published. It’s still done in a barbaric and torturous way and until all humans learn to respect themselves and other souls, then a lot of this stuff needs to end. You should learn to show respect and consideration to others!!! Emily - whiskers curve down like Ria's. What “egregious misise of apostrophes” are you referring to?
I know I’m late but I feel ya…. Required fields are marked *. New information I just found – what a relief! You have entered an incorrect email address! As long as ppl treat the domesticated animals with the same care as they would they’re own child or family member, we should not worry but rather embrace the wonderful achievements made by dog breeding techniques which have now gotten down to a perfect science. | It’s Latin for “whiskers,” part of a cat that you shouldn’t cut. Whiskers are also good hunting tools. Whiskers are an extremely valuable tool for the hunting cat, especially at night acting as a guidance system.
@Jane: Nope, but it should be noted that Julia speaks a ridiculous number of languages fluently (I’m personally a little jealous of how many countries she’s lived in and traveled too as well) and English was not her first. Pluck all of your whiskers, ie: Eyelashes, Eyebrows and then nose hairs. Does anyone have a source on this research, please? :) That must have been what made siamese cats cross eyed..... that bong thing! With that function, is cutting cats’ whiskers okay?eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'kitty_cats_blog-medrectangle-3','ezslot_4',116,'0','0'])); Cats’ whiskers have a practical job to do. If I knew you.. I’d steal your cat!!!
My first reaction to this question was a resounding “Nooo, please do not trim whiskers!” Whiskers, also known as vibrissae if you want to be fancy, are essential to a cat’s equilibrium and spatial recognition.
The whiskers on the muzzle are the longest of the three sets on the face and are placed in well-defined rows. I was concerned about his whiskers not growing back but glad to see they can. envy |ˈenvē|
2. Should I give her something like a light sedative to relax her. While I agree cutting a cat whiskers is uncalled for, it’s not like cutting your fingers, because they are hair, only the follicles are innervated. a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck: she felt a twinge of envy for the people on board. He was near the kitchen this morning and i didn't see anything on him, he is a indoor cat and has not gone out so it couldn't have been anything bad like another cat. Whiskers point forward when the cat is inquisitive and friendly, and lie flat on the face when the cat is being defensive or aggressive. Deep inside are the follicles – the sacs keeping whiskers. You know it is alive, IT IS NOT A PLAY TOY. Some boys never learn…. Many cats suffer from it daily, and yours may be one of them. What the actual hell is wrong with you? Make sure the kittens get a good home!
Cats feel things just like you do. Mouse and Molly - whiskers grow straight out.