Whiskers function as sensory organs that detect touch and vibrations in the air. This helps dogs sense what's around them and orient themselves in their surroundings.
Whiskers should never be trimmed or manipulated. They take several months to grow back, and your dog will have difficulty maneuvering in the interim.
Dogs have whiskers on their nose above the upper lip, chin, and forehead. If you
trim them, it will not hurt them. However, they do use their whiskers as a sixth ...
Mar 16, 2015 ... I've read different opinions online some saying to never cut the whiskers as they
are needed and the dog's behavior can change if they are cut.
Sep 16, 2015 ... The technical name for the the stiff and heavy hairs that grow out from your dog's
muzzle and over your dog's eyes is “vibrissae." However, you ...
The best way to find out whether your groomer plans to trim your dog's whiskers
is to ask. Groomers often say they follow breed standards, but not all standards ...
May 20, 2015 ... I know you're not supposed to cut cat whiskers--just wondering if dogs use them
Oct 24, 2013 ... But did you know that dog whiskers also serve a purpose? Dr. Marty Becker ...
Just say no if a groomer wants to trim them to neaten the face.
Jun 23, 2014 ... It will grow back, but you should never try to pull a whisker out. You might run
across a groomer who wants to cut your dog's whiskers. However ...
Apr 7, 2014 ... Unlike cats, it is not as severe if you cut a dog's whiskers off (cats ... Don't worry
too much if your dog's whiskers have been cut as they will grow ...
May 8, 2010 ... A few weeks ago, I got chastised for not trimming Callie's whiskers. Not being a
groomer or an expert on doggie physiology, I thought I would do ...