3 Interesting Facts About Your Dog’s Skin and Coat

Small Yorkshire Terrier Dog After Bathing. Owner Of The Dog Comb

Dogs have skin, and dogs have hair. But what’s the difference?

Skin is a covering for the body and it helps to protect your dog from infections, injury, and parasites. Your dog’s skin is the largest organ in its body, and it absorbs everything that comes into contact with it—including what you put on it!  The skin can tell you a lot about your dog’s health—and it has a lot to say about his happiness! 

Hair is a type of protein that grows on the skin and helps with insulation, protection from sunburn and heat loss, and communication (for example, with scent glands). Your dog’s hair is not just for show; it has a purpose! 

Here 3 interesting facts about your dog’s skin and coat:

Dogs have two layers of fur

As we mentioned earlier there is both an outer guard hair layer and an undercoat (which is made up of guard hairs that have been shed) that make up your dog’s coat. Understanding the purpose of each layer is important. Guard hairs protect dogs from sunburns and insect bites. Down hairs trap air around your dog’s body so they stay warm even when it’s cold outside—this is why dogs shake off water after taking a bath: they’re trying to get rid of all that trapped air in their coat!

– Dogs shed their undercoat once a year

Dogs shed their undercoat once a year because shedding is actually a way for your dog to regulate his body temperature! That’s right—dogs don’t shed just because they’re bored or want attention. They actually shed so they don’t overheat during the summer months.

-Dogs have sweat glands in their paws

Dogs are mammals and, like all mammals, they have a few key traits that set them apart from other animals. One of these is that they have sweat glands in their paws (which means they can cool themselves down when it’s hot). This also means that dogs don’t care about the weather because they don’t feel like it’s too cold or too hot—they just feel normal! If you’ve ever seen a dog panting in the sun, you might be confused by this because you know humans need to drink water when it’s hot outside. But dogs don’t sweat through their skin as humans do—they use their paws to cool themselves down.

While we have explored many areas of the canine body in this article, there is still a lot to learn about their skin and coat. Hopefully, this blog has piqued your interest and encouraged you to explore even more about your pup!