Do cats sweat?
Most of us know that dogs don’t sweat like humans do…they release heat by panting and maybe through the sweat glands in their paws…but what about cats? I never see cats panting – do you? So does that mean they don’t sweat? Cats are pretty cool…so maybe they don’t!
Cats do have some sweat glands in their paws, but they do not tend to exert themselves like dogs do by running and playing to exhaustion. A cat who is warm from exertion will likely go sit in a cool shady spot. They do pant, but any prolonged panting should be seen as a sign of stress or over-exertion and you should take measures to relax and calm your cat.
A cats normal body temperature should stay under 102F and consistent temp above that warrants a vet visit.