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Respiratory System of the Cat

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Respiratory System of the Cat

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The respiratory system includes the

  • Mouth and Nose
  • Trachea
  • Lungs and Smaller Airways (bronchi and bronchioles)

The respiratory system is responsible for taking in oxygen and eliminating waste gases like carbon dioxide. Because dogs and cats do not sweat through the skin, the respiratory system also plays an important role in regulation of temperature.



The pictures in this section are reprinted with permission by the copyright owner, Hill's Pet Nutrition, from the Atlas of Veterinary Clinical Anatomy. These illustrations should not be downloaded, printed or copied except for personal, non-commercial use.

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