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Does anyone know how frequently cats lose their whiskers? Is it natural shedding, like their hair or is it much less frequent?

I ask because I have two cats and am randomly find a whisker here and there for the one cat. I never find any from the other cat but his whiskers are darker and much closer in color to the color of his fur. I'm thinking he may shed his whiskers too but maybe I just never see them?

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Continuously (if slowly) shed and replaced; nothing to worry about.

I'm always amused by finding a whisker; I forget just how long they are compared to the cat until I have one without the cat attached, and I find it interesting to ponder how that would scale up if large cat's whiskers were the same relative length.

  • +1 As long as your cat appears to have a normal amount of whiskers still attached, I would not worry about the ones that are shed. – mhwombat Mar 22 '16 at 5:01

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