An orange tabby cat lying in a green window bed in the bright sun.

Dewclaw in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats have a fifth claw on each of their front paws known as a dewclaw.

A cheetah sitting against a dark blue sky.

Cheetah Claws Don’t Fully Retract

Caitlin Dempsey

Besides the cheetah, only three other cats are known to have semi-retractable claws.