dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Shih Tzu Paw
An appendage to the main body of an organism.
Relating to, or located towards, the tail of an animal.
With reference to the limbs, caudal (and its opposite cranial) are only used to describe the portion of the limb that is proximal to the carpus (
) and tarsus (
The distal part of a limb which bears weight, and facilitates locomotion and manipulation.
Foot of medium length, longer than cat feet, but shorter than hare feet (of a dog)
Also known as
The distal part of a limb that bears weight, and facilitates locomotion and manipulation.
Elongated feet (of a dog).
A digit of a foot .
Toes 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
Fringe of long hair on the caudal surface of animals’ limbs (or ears, tail and elsewhere on the body).
The space between the pads of a foot, or a track made by a foot.
This includes interdigital space, but also the space between heel pad and toe pads.
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A to C
D to F
G to L
M to O
P to Q
R to S
T to Z
with profuse hair or
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