What is a Mitten Cat or a Thumb Cat?

What is a Mitten Cat or a Thumb Cat?

PetPartners, Inc. is an indirect corporate affiliate of PetPlace.com. PetPlace may be compensated when you click on or make a purchase using the links in this article.

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – My neighbor says she has a mitten cat. What does that mean?

Jenna B.


Hi – thanks for your email Jenna. You wrote asking what is a mitten or thumb cat. A mitten foot, mitten cat or thumb cat refers to a condition called Polydactyly. It is a condition that a cat is born with extra toes.

An article that might be helpful to you is Polydactyly in cats.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

To read most recent questions Click here!

Click here to see the full list of Ask Dr. Debra Questions and Answers!

number-of-posts0 paws up

Previous / Next Article

Previous Article button

Vet Q&A

Are olives bad for cats?

Next Article button