Scientific "debunking" misconceptions

For a start, it should be recalled that the cat belongs to the class of mammals and the placental infraclass, that is the highest of the beasts. A distinctive feature of all placental is the birth of offspring in a relatively advanced stage. This became possible when, in the course of evolution, the females of this species appeared embryonic body, the placenta.

It is through the placenta is the nutrition of the fetus and its prenatal development. She migrates from mother to the embryo of all the nutrients and antibodies. Each embryo is associated with the mother's body by the umbilical cord.

Therefore, each of the newborn creatures of the mammal class, and thus each kitten has an umbilical cord. The navel and the kitten is also available.

How to find navel cat

The main and the original error lies in the fact that a cat owner, looking for her belly button, trying to find a deeper or scar-scar – similar to his own navel. But the human belly button looks like a deepening only because after the birth of the baby the umbilical cord is cut and ligated doctors-obstetricians.

The cat, everything happens in a natural way, without surgery. After the birth of offspring she cuts the umbilical cord. And then actively licking the place each kitten. The saliva of a cat secretes vitamins B1, B6, B12 and also contains lysozyme, a substance with antibacterial properties. In medicine, the lysozyme has long been used as antiseptic.

After this "medical" procedure, the remnants of the umbilical cord dry up pretty quickly, and in a few days and does fall away, leaving the skin kitten virtually no trace. Over time, the already unobtrusive footprint pales even more. And later overgrown with wool.

In order to find the navel of a cat, you need to flip the animal on his back and carefully examine her belly. In the area between the ribcage and the pelvis, in the upper third of this space, you notice a little less owolosenie the site is very small in size. This is the cat's navel.

Of all the felines Sphynx only to find a navel presents no special difficulties – the coat of this breed is very short, less than thick and the slightest changes in the skin are well marked. The trace of the umbilical cord very clearly visible and similar to a tiny scar, which is in the specified region.