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Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - PICKS - By Mar­i­lyn vos Sa­vant

Fans help cool peo­ple by pro­mot­ing evap­o­ra­tion of per­spi­ra­tion, but dogs don’t per­spire. So do fans help cool dogs?

—E. Mor­gan, San Antonio Be­cause dogs have sweat glands only on their noses and the pads of their paws, fans pro­vide lit­tle cool­ing, if any. But if you wet the dog first, a fan is ben­e­fi­cial. Just re­mem­ber that as soon as he dries off, you’ve got to wet him again!

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