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August
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« on: July 09, 2008, 07:13:52 PM »

Lulu has one super long whisker.  I thought it would have fallen out by now, but it hasn't. 

I keep wondering if she'd like me to trim it so that it's the same length as her other ones, or if she likes it that way.  I've seen it get stuck in her wet food once, and though it looked uncomfortable to me, she didn't seem to be bothered by it (though I took it out of her food for her Smiley  ).

What do you think?  Au natural or a tiny trim?
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 07:27:24 PM »

August.....Please do not trim Lulu's looooooong whisker
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008, 07:30:15 PM »

I've always thought the whiskers tell them what they fit through. So there should be a reason for it being longer.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 07:32:05 PM »

If she's not bothered, I wouldn't worry about it. Gives her face character.  Grin  Besides, like all hair, it'll eventually fall out on its own.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 07:42:57 PM »

I've always heard that you should never cut the whiskers - but why not ??
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008, 07:45:29 PM »

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/question592.htm
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2008, 07:50:20 PM »

No.  Whiskers are important sensory organs to a cat.  They are very sensitive, unlike hair that grows on our heads.  My cat uses the whiskers on the left side of her head to help her "see" and "hear" with since she has no eye on that side.  That is how sensitive they are.  You might try a different shaped bowl if her whiskers don't fit in it.  I actually bought some au grautin dishes to use as cat bowls.

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2008, 07:51:44 PM »

I thought so.   Wink


Au natural it is.


ETA :  Our food dishes are very shallow (almost flat).  I think it was just that particular time that her whisker got stuck in the wet.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 11:12:29 AM »

Au naturale please.  We loooooove loooooong whiskers!  Kind of like Cindi Crawfords beauty mark.
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008, 11:23:42 AM »

I've also heard of the alpha cat trimming the whiskers of subordinates.. gives them somewhat of an unfair advantage over "their" subjects..
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2008, 04:49:57 PM »

Yeah, MItzie does that to Stefie. And Stefie tried to do it to his toy tiger, had to trim the whiskers on the toy before giving it back to him  Grin
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