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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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My cat Meatball lost her eye brows?!

I'm not sure if "eye brow" is the right term. I'm referring to the few long, whisker-like hairs that grow above the eyes, if you know what I'm talking about...

Meatball used to have very long ones, even longer than her whisker. Then about a week ago I noticed the eye brow on the left was gone. I didn't think too much, thinking it might be the eye brow got stuck and pulled off somewhere. But then today when I came home, I found the ones on the other side was gone as well! Now Meatball only has a few short (about one inch long) eye brows.

My question is: Is it normal? Could it be health related? Will they grow back? And frankly, I don't know what's the functionality of those eye brows...

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 01:03 AM
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I'm not sure about the eye brows, but Samantha used to shed her whiskers not all at once but I would find them on the floor, she was a Maine Coon and they were very long.
When ever I would find one I would stuff it in the face of a little Boyds stuffed bunny, now I have a Bunny with long kitty whiskers.
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Oh gosh that is adorable. I never noticed whiskers on my cat's eyes. They must be pretty short. I will take a look tomorrow as they are both in the dark sleeping right now.
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1) Whiskers on the eyebrow serve the same function as any whisker, but really not all that necessary for a domestic cat.

2) Cats constantly lose and regrow whiskers.
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Oh Misa has whiskers on her eyebrows too. Pretty interesting. lol
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 10:35 AM
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Ok I just checked, both my kitties have medium length eye brow whiskers. They sure are cute!!!
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Ok I just checked, both my kitties have medium length eye brow whiskers. They sure are cute!!!
Yes yes they are cute! What color are your cats eye whiskers? Meatball use to have white ones, but the newly grown ones are black and golden, matching her fur color

And if you look close at certain angles, you can see that cats have eye lashes as well! Very cute

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