From leftist cats to unique fingerprints, in this blog I’ve collected some facts about your cat’s cute paws.
The average cat has four toes on each leg. On the front legs there is also a so-called ‘wolf’s claw’: an extra toe that does not touch the ground. Some pedigree cats, such as Maine Coons, can have as many as seven toes per leg. It’s called polydactyly.
The soles of the house cat’s feet are hairless and are the only part of the cat’s body that can sweat. Through the sweat glands the cat dissipates excess heat. Very frightened cats sometimes leave paw prints on the vet’s treatment table!