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PamH
10th March 2007, 02:40 AM
When Maddy was in for her spay one side of her whiskers were somehow cut. We have no idea why. Hubby just noticed one side was shorter which was not the case before. I have to wait until tomorrow to see her and check it out. Will they grow again? I know they are supposed to be useful as sensors.
Pam

Shay
10th March 2007, 04:18 AM
Gee Pam....That's strange. Wonder if it had something to do with the anesthesia. Perhaps the tube they insert in the throat was taped to her muzzle and they trimmed her whiskers. Just a thought.

I trimmed the ones over Lily's eyes a couple of months ago because they were so long, they were in her eyes. They have since grown back. So Maddy's should grow back.

Caraline
10th March 2007, 07:44 AM
Wonder if it had something to do with the anesthesia. Perhaps the tube they insert in the throat was taped to her muzzle and they trimmed her whiskers. Just a thought.

That is what I am thinking. Don't worry, they will grow back. For some really dumb reasons, when you show Boxers you have to remove their whiskers (go figure!). Anyway, I showed one of ours a couple of times & under the supervision of her breeders trimmed her whiskers. They grew back pretty fast I am pleased to say.

CavyGirl
10th March 2007, 07:06 PM
So other cavs have really long eyelashes too! Charlie's eyelashes are SO long, so are his whiskers.... He also has a few whiskers growing under his chin.

I was thinking of trimming the eyelashes too, but so far, they don't seem to bother him.

That is strange how Maddy's whiskers are shorter though... I wonder if the length of the whiskers affect their sensory?