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Hi all, my kitten Presto had all of his whiskers when I brought him home (he was around 5 weeks old). Eventually he lost most of them and some new whiskers growed. Now i can see that even the new short ones are falling too. I'm feeding him royal canin dry. Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Desdemona View Post
Hi all, my kitten Presto had all of his whiskers when I brought him home (he was around 5 weeks old). Eventually he lost most of them and some new whiskers growed. Now i can see that even the new short ones are falling too. I'm feeding him royal canin dry. Any thoughts?
I don't have any suggestions about his food but when we got Isaac he was 4 months old and had these enormous whiskers which systematically fell out. Then he had all these new thin ones grow in and they are now long and thicker.

Does your kitty seem fine in every other way except for the new whiskers falling out?
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I don't have any suggestions about his food but when we got Isaac he was 4 months old and had these enormous whiskers which systematically fell out. Then he had all these new thin ones grow in and they are now long and thicker.

Does your kitty seem fine in every other way except for the new whiskers falling out?
Yeah, he's happy and plays all the time. No change in his atttitude!
post #4 of 7
I had one litter of kittens that didn't have whiskers until they were around 5 months old. It was a good thing that Adik's first show wasn't until she was 6 months old

It happens and the whiskers will grow back! Probably a transition thing...
post #5 of 7
losing whiskers, and breaking them too, is really normal for kittens.

I wouldn't worry as long as kitty seems healthy and is up on all shots and exams... couldn't hurt to ask the vet though
post #6 of 7
All of my kittens lost whiskers, and then they grew back quickly. I just figured it was part of growing up.
post #7 of 7
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Thank you all so much!
Actually Presto is seeing his doctor regularly and he had his shots and everything. I'm relieved, no vet in Greece knows what to tell me!
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