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Author Topic:   Extra toes on a cat?

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From:B.C. Canada
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 03-04-2004 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for momma     Edit/Delete Message
What is this and why does it occure? Is it a gean or a deformatiy? Thanks

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posted 03-04-2004 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. It's a mutant gene (Pd) that is dominant. For instance if one of the parents has extra toes, then it is most likely that some of their offspring will as well.

The Pd gene is basically considered to be a 'genetic fault'. However, cat's with this are just fine and don't need any special care (that I know of). I think it's kind of cute. MaryNH's cat Zeus has this. Perhaps she will post a pic for you.

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