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    Does animal sweat from their body?

    As in Human beings when the body is undue stress we will get sweat in the Human skin . A sweat pore is a small opening in the skin that allows fluid from sweat gland to exit from the body. As like human skin do animals and pets do have sweat pores how the sweat will be secreted for animals? Is there any special function will there for animals to secrete the sweat outside the body.Do animals secrete sweat from their body?Knowledgeable members please respond to the question with detailed explanation?
  • #586726
    Except human beings getting sweat in large extent in not possible in many animals. While Rhinos and some species of monkeys do sweat like human beings, the elephants wants to cool the body by venting their ire and throwing the sand on their own head. Like wise the dogs also try to sweat it out through their mouth to cool off themselves. Even in some human beings they wont get sweat at all even at high temperature and there are some people who get sweat even during winter season. Sweating is the natural process in the body and the more we exert, we loose more sweat.
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  • #586728
    As per my knowledge in elephants sweat secretion will be there that is why if you observe in some elephants there is a hair on their heads and some parts of skin.......
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  • #586761
    Well mammals are warm-blooded,i.e.., they can adjust their body temperatures according to their surroundings. And how do they do that, by sweating.
    But not all sweats are same.. Rhinoceros have blood red sweats. And pigs and elephants cool themselves by rolling in mud. Because their sweat glands aren't very efficient.
    Dogs and cats pant to cool themselves off.
    As for cold-blooded animals, they just warm themselves by sun and cool down in a shadow.

  • #586764
    I think elephants have sweat pores and the hair on the skin on elephants is because of widening the sweat pores....
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  • #586766
    Gorillas and chimpanzees are also classified as mammals do have sweat glands along with humans...
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  • #586801
    Yes that's what I said. Mammals have sweat pores. But not the way you imagine.
    So they go for other alternatives. And also, sweat glands aren't any use if you have a scaly skin. So animals with a scaly skin such as Rhinoceros, pigs, elephants, Hippopotamus etc.., wet themselves to escape the sun. That's why they're slightly pinkish in color.
    As for cats and dogs their thick fur captures warm or cold air to keep the body temperature normal, so they rarely need help of sweat. But cats do sweat. And they stink.
    But pigs don't sweat. You can look it up in any website.

  • #586837
    In humans, sweating is primarily meant for regulating body temperature. Evaporation of sweat from the body surface through skin cools the human body. Dogs achieve similar results by panting as they have fewer sweat glands.
    Sweating exists in many other mammals also but that is not primarily designed for thermoregulation of the body temperature.

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  • #586846
    I heard that the dogs are releasing their sweat through the tongue. That is what the dogs are extending their tongues out always. Similarly the lion and similar wild animals are showing their teeth out to the sun light so as to remove the dusts and germs out as of we clean our teeth daily

  • #586849
    Mr. Pattabiraman: Yes, it is correct. Dogs have sweat glands in their tongues. During summer, we can see dogs sitting with their tongues outside their mouth and sweats coming out from their tongues.
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