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1. Anal Glands in Cats
The anal glands are two glands located on either side of the anus that allow animals to mark their territory and to identify each other. They secrete a pungent fluid that travels through tiny ducts that open into the anus.
2. Function of the Skin and Hair Coat in Cats
The skin is the outer covering and the largest organ of the body. Together with the hair, claws, pads and skin glands, it forms the integumentary system.
3. Function of the Tail in Cats
The tail is the posterior elongated part of a cat that extends beyond the trunk or main part of the body. It is made up of up to 20 supple and articulated caudal vertebrae, depending on the species, breed and individual.
4. Structure and Function of Bone Marrow in Cats
Bone marrow is the soft, spongy material found in the center of the bones. The bone marrow produces the three major types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
5. Structure and Function of Nerves in Cats
Nerves are bundles of fibers made up of specialized cells that send and receive information to and from the brain. Your cat's muscles, stomach, and even heart would not function if a nerve did not relay instructions from the brain.
6. Structure and Function of the Anal Glands in Cats
The anal glands (also called anal sacs) are two glands that secrete a pungent fluid. The fluid travels through tiny ducts that open into the anus. Typically, this fluid is released during defecation.
7. Structure and Function of the Blood in Cats
Blood is the life-maintaining transport fluid that circulates oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, carries away waste products and helps defend against disease.
8. Structure and Function of the Brain and Spinal Cord in Cats
The brain and the spinal cord are the two organs that form the central nervous system.
9. Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular System in Cats
The cardiovascular system (or circulatory system) is a major system concerned with the movement of blood through the body. It consists of the heart and blood vessels – arteries, veins and capillaries.
10. Structure and Function of the Claw and Footpad in Cats
Claws are appendages at the extremities of the digits of cats. The footpad is the tough spongy pads of thick skin beneath each foot.
 

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