If there are both small children and cats in the house, then the cat is likely to suffer from this poisonous hand: the beard is cut by the child. For children, cutting a few cat whiskers is no big deal, but for cats is a big deal. As many people know, the cat's beard is a "ruler", which helps cats to determine whether they can get through some tight spaces. And once you lose this ruler, the cat can still live normally? The answer is no, of course.
If there are both small children and cats in the home, then the cat is likely to suffer the poisonous hand: the beard is cut by the children. For children, cutting a few cat's beard is no big deal, but for cats is a big deal. As many people know, the cat's beard is a "ruler", which helps cats to determine whether they can get through some tight spaces. And once you lose this ruler, the cat can still live normally? The answer is, of course, no.
I. Not so simple cat beard
The cat's beard can be more than a decoration, as long as you look closely, you will find that the cat's beard than other hair to come thick, and also more hard, we call it touch hair. The depth of the hair follicles of the cat's touch hairs is deeper than that of other hairs, plus there are rich nerve endings around the hair follicles, so the cat's whiskers are very sensitive. In fact, in addition to whiskers, some other parts of the cat's body will also have touch hairs, such as the back of the forelimbs of the cat's wrist joints have touch hairs.
II. Will the cat's beard fall out?
During the growth of a cat, losing its beard is actually a normal phenomenon, especially when the cat is in its young and old age, owners may more often see their cats lose their beards. Younger cats lose their beards as they grow, and usually grow new ones quickly. Older cats, on the other hand, lose their beards due to their aging. Aging actually does not only cause cats to lose their beards, but many cats may also experience tooth loss, etc. Aging is an irreversible process, and if an elderly cat starts to lose its beard, then the owner needs to do a good job of daily maintenance to avoid some unexpected conditions in the cat.
Of course, pathological reasons can also cause cats to lose their beards, such as skin diseases, malnutrition and other conditions that may cause cats to lose their beards. If the cat loses its whiskers due to pathological reasons, the owner needs to find out the cause of the disease immediately, and the whiskers can usually grow out after the disease is cured. For malnourished cats, owners must not give them unauthorized supplements, because improper supplementation of nutrition may instead be detrimental to the cat's health, and owners must keep their cats under the guidance of a veterinarian.