Questions tagged [anatomy]

The anatomy of a pet. Normal and abnormal anatomy. Anatomical features typical to certain pets that may be prone to causing problems or require special care.

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What is the near point (punctum proximum) of cats? [closed]

Or, in other words, how close a cat can see distinctively ? For instance, it is around 25cm for an average 46 year old human. As a reference, there are relevant articles on Wikipedia: in English; ...
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Is shoeing a horse bad?

I am wondering if shoeing a horse is bad for them. For clarification the word "bad" here covers any negative affect it can have on the horse. I will only be accepting an answer that argues both sides ...
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Why can´t our dog bark with a high pitch while holding a stick in her mouth?

When I throw sticks with our dog (a Swiss Shepherd) she usually barks at me with a high pitch when I'm about to throw the stick. Sometimes she still has another stick in her mouth and in that case her ...
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Why are dog belly buttons so different from our own?

I'm going to assume that no one needs to be told what human belly buttons look like. But most people probably don't know what dog belly buttons look like. Here's a photo of one, which should make it ...
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Is it normal to feel the bones in a cats back legs?

I noticed just now that when I feel my cats back legs there's not a lot of flesh and I can easily distinguish both bones and the gap between them. Is this normal or something I should be concerned ...
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Why are balls of fur behind my dog's ears, and how do I get rid of them?

I recently came into possession of an adorable Shorkie Tzu - a Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix. She has rather long hair, with tufts of fur (like little balls) behind her ears. Why do these form, and how do I ...
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What research is there on the long term effects of pinch-induced behavioral inhibition conditioning on cats?

There have been studies using "clipnosis" a.k.a. pinch-induced behavioral inhibition (PIBI) as a technique to immobilize a variety of animals. The following study examines the use of such a technique ...
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Does a feline footprint include a trace of the fifth toe?

Cats have five toes on their front paws, yet if I search online using a "cat paws" pattern, the results always yield paws with four toes. Is this because the fifth toe is not pressed firmly to the ...
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What can owners do to help their dachshund's existing back problems?

My grandfather used to breed dachshunds, needless to say we and many of our extended family owned dachshunds. Due to their long back and small frame and legs, they are prone to back problems; in ...