The Important Reasons Dogs Have Whiskers

Whiskers help assess openings and navigate tight, enclosed spaces dogs fit through.

Aid Spatial Navigation   

 Whiskers guide snapping and biting at prey by providing exact mouth position feedback.

Help Capture Prey    

Whiskers send tactile input about surroundings to the brain like object proximity.  

Provide Sensory Information   

 Whisker movements help convey moods like excitement and curiosity.  

Enhance Facial Expressions

Whiskers shield eyes from dirt and particles when dogs dig, eat, or move through vegetation.

Prevent Eye Damage    

Whiskers sense airflow changes needed for panting and temperature regulation. 

Regulate Body Temperature

Whiskers should never be trimmed, only removed by a vet if severely damaged. 

Never Cut Whiskers!

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