why are my kittens whiskers breaking off

8 mth old scottish fold mix, plays with older female who has no problems with whiskers

Asked by Member 557836 on Jan 13th 2008 Tagged brokenwhiskers in Other Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

Is it possible that your kitten's older sister is pulling the whiskers out? I've never heard of cat's whiskers breaking off. I know that they regenerate like fingernails do. Does the rest of her fur and her claws look OK? You may have to adjust her diet. Check the skin around your cat's nose and mouth to make sure she doesn't have some sort of skin disease that would cause the whiskers to fall out.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/15/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Jonnie Harriet Rocket

They will do that alot. Sometimes they get broken off, sometimes they are a little unhealthy and might need better food, then the whiskers won't be so brittle. I foster kittens and this happens quite often. Keep an eye on the cats health, but don't worrry to much unless something else happens.

Jonnie Harriet Rocket answered on 1/16/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer