Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

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Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

Post by Hiedidog » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:03 pm

I've read in many different books that wolves sweat through their tongues. And in other books, that they sweat through their pads. I've tried looking up the answers but they varied.
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Re: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

Post by catlowsammy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:18 pm

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Re: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

Post by pawnee » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:21 pm

Wolves get rid of excess heat through panting and sweating. People and wolves pant with their tongue...but wolves sweat (like dogs) through their paws. Wolves don`t sweat through their tongue, but their still trying to get cool. Diffrent means, same motive.
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Re: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

Post by Hiedidog » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:48 pm

Oh I get it now. Thank you Pawnee!
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Re: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

Post by WildFire » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:46 am

I think canines are also supposed to have a special type of skin that enables heat to escape when they sweat and pant. Something along that line.

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Re: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

Post by Snowmuzzle » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:25 pm

I don't know about paws, but they can't sweat in their fur. That's why they pant.
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Re: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

Post by pawnee » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:15 pm

WildFire wrote:I think canines are also supposed to have a special type of skin that enables heat to escape when they sweat and pant. Something along that line.

I know that the wolf`s coat in winter is so insulating to the animal, that frost and snow on the backs of wolves doesn`t melt. I think the summer molt helps in the process of making the wolves cool...
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