Are you curious and have you been asking the question “Do cats have eyebrows?” if yes then you are reading the right article, In this article, I would be telling you everything you need to know concerning cats and eyebrows, there is also a short nice video attached to help you understand better.
What Are Cats?
The cat is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.Wikipedia
Do Cats Have Eyebrows?
No, cats do not have eyebrows! However, they have a small set of whiskers above their eyes which varies in volume across the different breeds of cats. Most animals do not have eyebrows. eyebrows are present in humans because of the absence of furs and they help shield the eye from dirt and debris.
Many people do tend to confuse or mistake this set of whiskers to be eyebrows but they are not eyebrows, the length and volume (amount) of the whiskers are different among different cats, some breeds of cats have more whiskers above the eyes than others.
Why does my cat have (whiskers) eyebrows?
The whiskers contain sensory cells which pass information to the brain, it helps them figure out lots of things like where they can fit, and where their prey is, and sometimes it helps display their emotions
- These whiskers even help protect the cat’s eyes from different particles and debris
- They pass information to the cat’s brain
- They aid movement and balancing
- They help cats communicate and express emotions.
Do cats have eyelashes?
Yes, cats have eyelashes but they are different from the ones in humans, they serve similar purposes. the eyelashes in cats vary in length across the different breeds of cats.
Why do cats lose their eyebrows?
Cats lose their eyebrows when they age, normally called Facial alopecia or preauricular alopecia. Its starts from 1 year above depending on the breed of cats. It is normal and happens to every bread/gender of cat.
How to take care of your cat’s whiskers
Cats are neat animals and can take care of themselves however they deserve extra care from their owners, here are some of the ways you can take care of your cat’s whiskers
- Do not cut them they can fall off and regrow like hair
- Treat injuries around that area early
- Use shallow feeding bowls so as not to stress the whiskers
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Cats’ whiskers are prone to various injuries such as parasitic infections, allergies to plants, food, environment e.t.c Ensure that proper care is taken to avoid any of these.
If you notice anything unusual with your cat’s whiskers please see a vet.
Conclusion on Do cats Have eyebrows?
Now we know that cats do not have eyebrows! However, they have a small set of whiskers above their eyes which varies in volume across the different breeds of cats. Most animals do not have eyebrows. eyebrows are present in humans because of the absence of furs and they help shield the eye from dirt and debris. and we also know that it is important for us to take care of our cat’s whiskers.
This post was written by Israel for Animals District