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Toe Pads of Hind Foot of Dog
Cushion-like part of animal foot.
The tough, superficial cutis (outer layer of skin) of the pad is keratinized and hairless.
Under the cutis is the thick subcutis.
The fatty (adipose) tissue of the subcutis provides a cushion to absorb shock during locomotion.
Distal parts of a limb, such as fingers or toes.
These are named and identified by Roman numerals.
In a pentadactyl (
five-fingered or five-toed
) arrangement, the most medial digit, if present, is I (e.g. the human
) and the most lateral is V (e.g. the human
Distal Interphalangeal Joints
Hinge joints between the intermediate and the distal phalanges.
Vestigial and rudimentary digit of the foot.
Some digitigrade animals, including dogs and cats, have dewclaws located on the medial (
) side of the foot, (usually) too high up to make contact with the ground or register in a track.
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located under the distal interphalangeal joint
Each toe of a cat or dog, including the
(if present), usually has a corresponding pad.
Also known as
and, more commonly, as
Digital Pads of Domestic Cat
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