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Posted: 1/25/2006 4:13:29 AM EDT
What happens when you cut the whiskers off of a dog? I'm curious because I think my boxer got the bad end of the scissors from my 7 year old brother
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:15:12 AM EDT
if it's the same as a cat, you're dog will be out of balance for a while
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 4:28:02 AM EDT
I don't think it will do any harm to them.

There are a lot of dog breeds that need regular grooming and have their wiskers cut off in the process.

Or, our poodle does not seem to mind.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:13:07 AM EDT
it messes with thier "chi"
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:14:23 AM EDT
It takes the tickle out of the ball lick.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:16:32 AM EDT
Their whiskers are usually the same width as their body, so they won't be able to judge if they can walk behind the couch and squeeze between the couch and the wall. If you can't find you dog for a couple of hours, check between your furniture and your walls.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:21:30 AM EDT
They help warn the animal if they are about to hit something with their head. Touch a cat's whiskers and he will blink.
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