dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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The pattern of movement of animals during (terrestrial) locomotion.
Gaits used by cats and dogs include the walk, the amble, the pace, the trot, the canter and the gallop.
An appendage to the main body of an organism.
For example, an arm, leg, flipper or wing.
Either of the cranial (
Either of the caudal (
Relating to the opposite side of the body.
For example, diagonally contralateral limbs are limbs on diagonally opposite sides of the body.
Relating to the same side of the body.
For example, ipsilateral limbs are limbs that are on the same side of the body.
The front region of an animal, excluding the head and neck.
One function of the forequarters is to absorb the weight (shock) during locomotion. At rest approximately 60% of the weight of a dog is borne by the forequarters.
The hind region of the dog, from the loin.
Hindquarters should be in balance with forequarters to achieve a relaxed, efficient, graceful and fault-free gait.
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The angles formed by bones meeting at a joint (when an animal is standing at rest).
, the animal is said to be
Good and balanced angulation results in a smooth stride, allowing an animal moving with ease and grace.
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