What is the extra fold in a cat's ear?

Table of contents:

  1. What is the extra fold in a cat's ear?
  2. Why is it called Henry's pocket?
  3. Why do cats have a cut in their ear?
  4. What does a notch in a cat's ear mean?
  5. What does it mean if a cat's left ear is clipped?
  6. Does Ear-tipping hurt cats?
  7. Can I trace my cat with a microchip?
  8. How do you find out if a cat has an owner?

What is the extra fold in a cat's ear?

In animal anatomy, Henry's pocket, more formally known as a cutaneous marginal pouch, is a fold of skin forming an open pouch on the lower posterior part of the external ear.

Why is it called Henry's pocket?

That little slit is calledHenry's pocket” Yes, it does have a name! There are three theories why our pets have them. ... The third theory is that those cute little slits help dogs with a Henry's pocket flatten their ears, but cats don't fold their ears like canines do.

Why do cats have a cut in their ear?

Ear-tipping involves surgically removing a small portion of one of a cat's ears while the cat is under anesthesia for spay or neuter surgery. It is the universally accepted way to signify that a community cat has been spayed or neutered, which means no new kittens will be born, and that's a good thing.

What does a notch in a cat's ear mean?

An ear notch on a cat's ear allows us to physically identify if the cat has been spayed/neutered. If you have rescued a cat and plan on releasing the cat back out, it is important to get his/her's ear notched at the time of the spay/neuter surgery. Some doctors cut across the cat's ear and some do a V-shaped tip.

What does it mean if a cat's left ear is clipped?

The clipped left ear is a sign that the cat has already been Trapped, Neutered, Vaccinated, and Returned. Most feral cats are very skittish, and it is difficult to get close enough to see if a male has been neutered or look for a tattoo or spay scar on a female.

Does Ear-tipping hurt cats?

Does ear-tipping hurt the cat? Ear-tipping is extremely safe and is performed while the cat is already anesthetized for spay or neuter surgery. There is little or no bleeding involved, and it is not painful to the cat.

Can I trace my cat with a microchip?

A microchip is not a tracking device and therefore it cannot be used to track the cat or establish the location of the cat if it was to go missing. The microchip is a RFID (radio frequency identification), which doesn't require charging as there isn't a battery.

How do you find out if a cat has an owner?

Report the cat to your local rescue centres and vets Report to your local rescue centres and vets as many of them will keep a lost and found database. Our Lost Dogs & Cats Line is open seven days a week from 8am until 7pm to receive reports of missing or found animals within the M25 area.