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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Do cat whiskers fall out?

These past few days I have noticed some whiskers on the carpet and table (about 4-5 in total over the course of the week). There are no changes in behaviour, litter box etc.
I was a bit worried. Does this happen naturally?
I just got off the phone with my vet who told me it's nothing to worry about, but I' ve still made an appointment for Tuesday just to be on the safe side.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 08:10 AM
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Yep they do! I find them frequently with 5 indoor cats. Vet is right, nothing to worry about, I really don't think a vet visit is necessary, but if it makes you feel better, go.

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No worries, they shed just like hair. I find them around as well. I'm a bit of a weirdo and drop them in an old pill bottle and keep them. Not sure why.....
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No worries, they shed just like hair. I find them around as well. I'm a bit of a weirdo and drop them in an old pill bottle and keep them. Not sure why.....
HA! That's funny! I considered doing the same thing, but didn't want my husband and friends thinking I was a crazier cat lady than I am! I was saving the toenails that they chewed off and spit out for awhile, though. Yep, crazy, I know (I've since dumped them).

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Phew!! Thanks Marcia and MowMow


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I was saving the toenails that they chewed off and spit out for awhile, though. Yep, crazy, I know (I've since dumped them).
I didn't know that either.This explains some pieces of nails I found on the floor!!!
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Yes, MowMow chews his nails as well. I always figured it was a preemptive strike so I wouldn't trip them every other week. Book doesn't bother, he just lets me do the work for him.
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Do cat whiskers fall out?

Lmao I save whiskers too in a secret box so my bf doesn't think I'm nuts! My daughter said she does the same. Lol I find the nail sheaths everywhere too especially around the scratching post. It's cool how their nails grow and stay sharp like that


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....*TRIM them every week. I don't trip the cats...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 12:55 PM
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Yep, perfectly normal. Whiskers fall out naturally just like human hair does.


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