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30 Jan 2004

Dogs pant, cats......?
Hi
I would just like to ask how a cats cools down? Humans sweat and dogs pant when they are hot but what happens to a cat?
Thanks!
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

If cats are really hot, they do pant. Normally though, they just seek cool places to lie so heat can escape by conduction. They will also lose heat through the nose, ears and feet. If necessary, they pant like dogs. Also, they tend to be not very active, therefore they generate less heat. Very interesting question!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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