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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 »

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 »

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 »

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