If a cat loses her whiskers, she becomes disoriented and unable to navigate through her environment. A cat without whiskers feels helpless and frightened and may end up in potentially life-threatening situations. It take... More »

Cat's whiskers occasionally fall out just as regular hairs shed, but replacement whiskers will grow back in their place, according to About.com. Cat whiskers are twice as thick as a cat's ordinary hair, and the roots go ... More »

Cat whiskers, just like any hair, regularly fall off and are replaced by new ones. Unlike other hair, however, whiskers function as touch receptors that help cats get a better feel of their environment. Whiskers give cat... More »

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Whiskers serve a variety of important sensory functions for cats, and a cat without whiskers will suffer from several adverse effects, including a sense of disorientation that can make it seem unbalanced. Feline whiskers... More »

It is normal for a cat to lose and regrow whiskers as a result of natural shedding. However, there are common diseases of the whiskers that can cause abnormal shedding, including bacterial infections, mange, burns, traum... More »

Cats have very large eyes with big pupils that help them see in the dark, as well as paws with claws, furry bodies with tails, whiskers on their face and ears that point straight out from their head. Cats are small in si... More »

A cat's whiskers contain sensitive nerves that allow the animal to judge distance and space effectively and to sense objects in the dark to avoid danger. By gently brushing the whiskers against an object, a cat gains an ... More »