Qioti asked in PetsDogs · 4 weeks ago

What are the little balls that whiskers come out of called?

Its not a muzzle bc that's the whole thing. I want the name of the BALLS the whisker balls

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  • 4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    The whiskers on mammals like dogs, foxes, & cats are called vibrissae. The location of them on the lower cheeks or snout (aka the dog's FLEWS) is the whisker or vibrssae pad.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskers

    • Qioti4 weeks agoReport

      THANK YOU YOU ARE A GODSEND NOW I CAN RUB THIS IN MY FRIENDS FACE WHO SAID THERE WAS NO NAME FOR IT

  • TK
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It's the hair follicle.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Results of a google search using your question.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=What+are+the+littl...

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The hair shaft itself comes out of skin which froms a hair pocket called the Follicle. I'm assuming it's called the follicle from where whiskers grow out of too.

    The follicle on a dogs whisker is larger and more pronounced since the dogs whisker is more complex than a regular hair because it has sensory nerves that pick up vibrations as well as blood supply to keep it alive and more sensitive to enable the dog to feel vibrations from movement of objects and air. The whiskers should never be cut but especially pulled from the root becUse it is very painful and disorientating to a dog if many are plucked out.

    The bump they do grow out of is the follicle and the bulb, nerve pocket etc at the growing end of the hair is called the hair follicle that grows from the skin follicle.

    • Aged Kiwi
      Lv 4
      4 weeks agoReport

      YOU need to learn to PROOFREAD your typing, and CORRECT the grammar, punctuation and spelling BEFORE you click the [Submit] button.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Hair follicles. Whiskers are a thicker hair, so the follicles are also more noticeable

  • 4 weeks ago

    They are called hair follicles.

    • David B.
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Qioti; I'm so sorry. I misunderstood what you were asking. I looked it up and apparently it is called the whisker pad. The link is where I found this name.
      https://www.hartz.com/the-story-behind-your-cats-whiskers/

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