Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers

img_7133This little cutie’s whiskers are hidden under all that fur. But, they are there nonetheless.  Their purpose – sensory organs.  Dog’s whiskers have evolved to detect vibrations, air movement and touch.  These help dogs to be more aware of their surroundings and environment.  Whiskers can also serve as communication devices.  Dogs can move their whiskers forward and backward to signal to other dogs a state of fear, or a strength of confidence.

While it is not painful and will not cause a dog distress, we recommend that you do not trim, pluck or remove dog’s whiskers as they serve as an important source of information.

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