Why The Paws Of Dogs And Cats Sweat

Just like humans, dogs, as well as cats, have what is called the epidermis. In cats and dogs particularly, the epidermis is found in their paws and it's a really thick layer on the outer part of the paws. Being the outermost part, the epidermis in the paws of dogs and cats are subjected to the environment. Beneath their epidermis is the layer called the dermis which houses the sweat glands. These sweat glands create sweat which moves through certain ducts from the dermis into the epidermis and outwards. Because the footpad or the paws on their foot are really thick, you would only notice sweat rarely or when the dog or cat is feeling nervous or anxious. It's also been revealed that these pets sweat while running and the sweat helps them run a bit faster. These pets have a finite number of sweat glands in their body, and thus they pant to release some of their body heat.

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