Dogs

What the weird flaps on your dog’s ears are and what they’re for

They have the cutest name too!

Have you ever looked at your dog or cat and wondered what that weird bit is on their ear near the head where there’s two layers of skin?

Well turns out it has a name – Henry’s pocket!

Also known as a cutaneous marginal pouch, Henry’s pocket is common in a few animals but most noticeable in cat and dogs with erect ears.

It’s unclear what it’s for, however, it might help these mighty listeners tune in to high-pitched sounds.

One thing is for sure – parasites love to hide away in this warm patch of skin, so it’s important to check the Henry’s pocket for any stowaways!

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