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Your Cat's Whiskers

Your cat’s whiskers are thick, specialized hairs that are attached to sensitive nerves and give her enhanced sensory abilities. These whiskers help your cat determine distance and height so she can jump from surface to surface with accuracy and ease. Your cat will use her whiskers to determine whether she can fit into small spaces. Her whiskers grow to roughly the width of her body so your cat will check if her head and whiskers fit into the opening. If they fit through it is likely that her body will too. Her whiskers can sense vibrations that allow your cat to pinpoint the location of prey whether it is a mouse or your foot, even in the dark. Never trim your cat’s whiskers since this will lead to confusion and disorientation. Old worn whiskers will fall out as needed to be replaced by new ones. Contact your Metairie, LA vet to learn more. Or set an appointment at this website.

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