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Question by  Johnnyy (57)

Why does my cat not have any eyebrows?

She is a great cat except for no eyebrows.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Cats don't have eyebrows in the same way humans do. Sometimes a cat will have markings on it's fur above it eyes that resemble eyebrows, but they don't have actual eyebrows.


Answer by  Cvt (149)

Humans are the only animals with eyebrows. Unless you are asking about color variations. Siamese cats have very distinct facial markings, where as some black and white cats may appear to have a black mustache. So, unless your cat is actually missing hair, I wouldn't worry.


Answer by  dcbuis85 (267)

If your cat is one of the hairless species this can easily be understood because they are completely bare. If your cat is not of the Sphinx breed then there are several factors for hair loss including allergies and stress. If you are very concerned take her to the vet.


Answer by  geogre (90)

If she is an indoor cat this is very common. Evolution over time has caused cats to lose their eyebrows because back when they were out in the wild, their eyebrows were necessary to shade their eyes from sunlight. There is no need for them anymore.


Answer by  catysuzgirl2000 (578)

Sphynx Cats are one breed of 'hairless' cats without eyebrows. Every cat is unique. Cats vary in the length of their eyebrows and eyelash as well as their whiskers.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Cats don't have eyebrows in the same way people do. Some cats have markings above their eyes that makes them appear to have eyebrows, but the vast majority of cats don't have them.


Answer by  sharronh007 (3)

My kitten had eye brows but when he turned about 5 mo they either fell out or my niece pulled them out. It has been a month and they have not grown back but they were really long and white. He was so cute with them!

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