Creepy cat video; cat has cutaneous asthenia

This is a slightly creepy video. It’s not meant to be. It just looks odd and a bit shocking. Cutaneous asthenia is a genetically inherited condition caused by defective gene which affects collagen production in the skin which makes the skin very loose as you can see in the video. The skin is also …

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The wrinkly skin of hairless cats

Sphynx crinkled or wrinkly skin on top of head

The wrinkly skin of hairless cats is caused by what? I have tried to answer the question but I’m reliant on speculating what I think might cause it. Some people might believe that cats with normal coats have the sort of wrinkled skin that we see in these photographs. However, this simply isn’t true. …

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Are all domestic cats wrinkly like hairless cats but we just can’t see it?

Odd-eyed hairless cats

This is a interesting question. It is certainly peculiar that we are seeing many hairless cats with incredibly wrinkly skin particularly on the top of their heads. I’m not sure that there is a caste iron answer to the question as to why hairless cats have wrinkly skin. Certainly, cats with fur do not …

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Do tigers have stripes on their skin?

Tiger fur pattern in skin

Yes, tigers do have stripes on their skin. The stripes are actually “in” and “on” the skin. This is because, as I understand it, even when a tiger’s fur has been shaved there remains a small segment of hair shaft inside the hair follicle (and just above it), embedded into the skin. This hair …

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Picture of Sphynx cat shows a lot of skin between arm and body

Sphynx cat picture shows the skin between foreleg and torso of the domestic cat

Sphynx cats tend to throw up some strange photographs. One I published years ago showed the webbed feet of cats. The hairless cat’s lack of fur reveals more clearly the domestic cat’s anatomy to us. We see things we would not normally see. In this instance we see a lot of loose skin attached …

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