Anatomy of the Cat
Articles about feline anatomy especially for the cat breeder
Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for
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- * Anatomy of a Pregnant Cat
Every breeder should be able to envision what is going on beneath the surface of their pregnant cat.
- * Cat's Tongue
The unique anatomy of the feline tongue is responsible for its sandpaper texture and exceptional sense of taste.
- Cat's Pupils
Have you ever wondered why a cat's eyes contract to a vertical slit instead of a circle?
- * Claws
All you wanted to know about claws but were afraid to ask...
- * Cow Hocks
Cow hocks are a conformation fault of the hind legs. This article includes diagrams, descriptions and protocols for improving the condition.
- * Cow Hocks In A Kitten
See photos of a cow hocked kitten and learn about how the condition was improved through diet and exercise.
- * Crooked Face
Occasionally, as a kitten develops, the two sides of its face develop at different rates. This may result in what cat judges call a "crooked face". This article discusses this phenomenon using photos...
- * Double Nails
Occasionally, a cat will have two nails coming from a single toe. There are several reasons why double nails might occur, but it usually involves an anomaly that occurs during the development of the embryo.
- Hair Apparent
Cat breeders really care about their cat's coats. Some people might even say cat exhibitors can be obsessive about their cat's hair . . . but do you know what kinds of hair a cat has?
- * Hear, Kitty, Kitty
How well does a cat hear? Very well indeed!
- * Internal Organs of the Cat
It is helpful for the serious breeder to have a basic knowledge of the placement and relative positioning of the major organs of the cat.
- * Male Cat's Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Every cat breeder should know the location and function of the organs associated with the urinary tract and reproduction of the male cat... it may save your cat's life!
- * Parts of the Cat
Before you can begin to analyze the structure of your cat, you need to know the names of various parts.
- * Sexing A Kitten: Part 1
Determining the sex of a newborn kitten is not always as simple as it sounds. See photos of young male and female kittens and learn what to look for.
- * Sexing A Kitten: Part 2
Due to popular demand, this article is a follow-up to Sexing A Kitten: Part 1.
- * Skeletal System of the Cat
Understanding the bones of the cat is a useful tool in understanding structure and development of your cat.
- * Teeth: More Than A Pretty Smile
Understand the basics of the anatomy & development of your kitten's teeth from babyhood to mature adult.
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