Is It Normal for Cats to Lose Their Whiskers?

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It is normal for cats to lose their whiskers since they shed them like the way they shed off their fur. The whiskers will eventually grow back in a few weeks. Please do not ever cut the whiskers of cats since they use them to sense things and move around. They are vital to the well being and survival of cats.
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Cats have around 16 to 24 whiskers in total, with 8 to 12 on each side of the face. It is normal for a cat to shed a few whiskers, but if your cat is losing a remarkable number, you should see a veterinarian.
It is normal for a cat to lose whiskers from period to period. They shed whiskers like they do their hair. It's vital to never trim the whiskers, as whiskers play important roles for a cat such as determining space and finding their way.
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