Front paneling on kitchen cabinets coming loose?
I'm stumped finding an answer online, so I've turned here with hopes someone might have an answer!
We thought these were ash cabinets (per the original home description provided by the builder). My cats have been very interested in this one particular cabinet door and it looks like they may have pulled the front face off the cabinet, or have just added to the damage. I'm not sure if these are original or if there was some updating in the 56 years of the life of the house. The original owner from 1964-2020 has passed away. No one to get answers from.
Is there any way to tell what type of cabinets these are? Can the face be pulled off all of them? Not sure if it's a weakness on just this one cabinet. Not close to any water source that could have caused the damage. It appears that there is a crease happening in that front panel from the cats pulling at it. I'm not a fan of the wood panel appearance on the faces of the cabinet, so I wouldn't be sad if it could come off.
So my questions are:
How the heck do I describe what is happening here??
Is there a way to tell what type of wood these cabinets are?
Should I glue it back on or should I remove it?
Any online searches take me straight to veneer or thermafoil, which are both incorrect assumptions Google!