Paw

soft foot-like part of a mammal that has claws

A paw is the soft foot of a mammal that has claws or nails. A hard foot is called a hoof. Paws are used to pad feet for walking and reduce friction.

Front paw of dog showing A) claw, B) digital pads, C) metacarpal pad, D) dew claw, E) carpal pad

Animals with pawsEdit