1. Place your cat on a dissecting tray with the ventral surface up, dorsal side down,

2. Make a midline incision from the chin to the groin. Make sure that you do not cut too deeply. There may be an area in the neck where the skin has already been removed. This area was used to inject colored latex into the arteries and veins of the cat Since the skin is the thickest in the neck you can see that you need not cut very deep.

3. Cut carefully along the mandible, just under the ears and, around the back of the head.

4 Make an incision from the midline incision out each arm and leg to the wrist and ankle respectively.

5. Cut the skin around each wrist and ankle.

6. Gently use a probe or the back edge of a scalpel to separate the skin from the underlying muscle working from the ventral surface to the dorsal sur face. If you have a male cat, exercise caution in the groin area to insure that the spermatic cords are not cut. Leave the skin on the scrotum. On both the male and female cat, leave the skin on the tail.

7. Once finished, the skin should come off in one piece.

8. Wrap the cat back in its skin.

9. Place the wrapped cat back in its bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag with the rubber band or twist tie.

10. Label the bag with your names or the name of your cat.

11. Replace the cat in the receptacle.

12. Clean up your work area according to the laboratory rules.


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