dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Heel Pad of Rottweiler Forepaw
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.
Joint between metacarpal bones and proximal phalanges of toes of the forefoot.
Joins the metacarpus to the digits (
toes or fingers
Joint between metatarsal bones and proximal phalanges of toes of the hind foot.
Joins the metatarsus to the digits (
Relating to, or located towards, the surface opposite the dorsal surface of the forefoot.
For humans this is the palm of the hand.
For cats and dogs, this is the underside of the forefoot.
Relating to, or located towards, the surface opposite the dorsal surface of the hind foot.
For humans this is the sole of the foot.
For cats and dogs, this is the underside of the hind foot.
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located at the metacarpus under the
, or at the metatarsus under the
These are the largest of the pads on the
surface of the feet of dogs and cats.
is the term generally used by trackers and pet associations, and is the term used by Revealing Paws.
Also known as
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