Cat skin more than 50% thinner than dog skin

Why cat groomers need to be very careful when we shave a cat . . .

Human skin:  0.5 mm to 4.0 mm     *eyelids are 0.5 mm thick

Canine skin:  0.5 mm to 5.0 mm

Feline skin: 0.4 mm to 2.0 mm  

So the thickest part of your cat’s skin is still only 4 times as thick as your eyelid!!

25.4 mm = 1 inch

 

Sources:

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/15332170_Histologic_features_of_normal_canine_and_feline_skin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/skin/skin.shtml

 

 

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