True or False: Dogs sweat through their paws.
Yes, dogs do sweat through their paws. Dogs have small sweat glands in their paws, since they are so small, they need another method to cool down. They accomplish this through panting.
While sweat glands are designed to aid with cooling in humans, heat release does not occur in dogs this same way. Dogs lack the normal, predominant sweat glands that humans and other species have.
Panting is the primary method, while vasodilation is likely the second most important. Vasodilation helps bring hot blood directly to the surface of the skin, allowing for the blood to cool before returning back to the heart.