My neutered cat seems to lose his whiskers frequently. Does anyone know why? Thanks!!

Stephenie DavisStephenie Davis Nuevo, CaliforniaMember Posts: 1

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  • Judy WilkinsJudy Wilkins MissionMember Posts: 162
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    If his whiskers are as full as before, then it would mean the whisker loss is normal & you're just noticing them more. Just like us, their hair falls out a little at a time & is replaced regularly. But if his whiskers are falling out lots or are thin & break easily, it's a sign that not all is well with him. It could be a nutritional deficiency, especially if you feed cheap supermarket dry food (which is mainly grain & corn). It could also be a sign that he's got something more serious wrong with him - generally run-down or developing some illness or hyperthyroidism or hormonal imbalance. If his fur looks a little lacklustre or scruffy too, he either needs a better diet, a vet visit to find what's going on, or possibly both. Telling people to have their vet check their cat for health problems isn't a cop-out but sound advice. Even a vet can't diagnose a problem over the internet & there may be serious troubles that can easily be missed.
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