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Please help me with my yorkie...she is sweating
Hi I have a yorkshire Terrier....was given to my by a freind.  I know from reading up on them that are not suposed to sweat.  Mine does.  I give her a bath most every week.  But, to no avail she is still sweating.  There is a strong oder too.  I just don't know what can be wrong?  Can you please tell me if this is somethig I can take care of or is this a visit to the vet?
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Dogs have two types of sweat glands.  Eccrine glands are found on the bottoms of the paws, and apocrine glands are found among the hair follicles.  Dogs do not thermoregulate themselves by sweating through the apocrine glands, instead these glands secrete pheromones that are used as a means of communication with other dogs.  Also, the amount of "sweat" produced by the apocrine glands should be a minute amount, certainly not enough that it would appear as though the dog was sweating.  
Dogs thermoregulate themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads.  Any moisture that is found on her body is not sweat, even though it might have the appearance of sweat.

I would say that if your yorkie is producing enough pheromones to make her coat wet, or even enough to be noticeable, there is something odd going on with her endocrine system that needs to be addressed.  She could just be a dog that produces an abundance of pheromones.  It could be something is peculiar to just her, or it could be an actual medical problem, but I would have a vet be the one to make that determination.

Is she spayed?  How old is she?

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my yorkie has been ahving the same problem, sweating so bad when you pick him up he is wet. I give him a bath and with hours another sweat attack and I'm right back where I started. I cant give him a bath every day. I read to give him olive iol in his food to help his coat and terrible ry skin. Coat and skin look great. Its not hte olive oil making him sweat as he was doing it before.
Vet bills were so high last visit $259. cant afford that, blood work proved nothing. going crazy

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Talk to a GOOD Yorkie breeder. I've never heard of this in any breed and bathing a dog more than once or twice a year should be the limit for bathing. (Show dogs get bathed more often, but the shampoos are different) Bathing with the wrong ingrediants like dish liquids ect cause the wrong PH balance in the skin and can cause problems. If you are giving olive oil, you could be giving too much or too often and that could cause problems with the coat. You could have a dog who already has oily skin and coat making it appear to be wet. Talk to a good breeder and get advice from them. If you need help with this PM me and I'll try and help.
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My Minnie Schnauzer is a sweater too, she smells to high hell also. Have taken her to vet with no satisfaction.  Started her on probiotics, has helped with smell but she still sweats. I adopted her a year ago and do not know her history. She was found wondering the streets in Savannah Ga. They were going to put her down at the pound because of her age . Walked just in time and told the staff that I wanted to adopt who ever was at the top of the list I feel very lucky to have her in my life but sure do wish I could make her more comfortable
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Boy, this is an old thread. You may do better starting a new one.  Dogs don't sweat like we do. They sweat through their foot pads.  That is one reason they can overheat easily and use panting to cool themselves off.  Any chance you may be smelling the anal glands?  If they need to be expressed, they can really stink.
The smell may be coming from bacteria on the skin.  Try an oatmeal shampoo for dogs and then try a vinegar rinse.  Dilute some vinegar in water about 3parts water to one part vinegar.  Shampoo the dog and rinse then apply the vinegar, wirk it in to the coat and let set for about 5 minutes then rinse.  Vinegar actually can help if it is a bacteria problem.  
What are you feeding as diet could be contributing also.  I would stick with a grain free and no corn food.  
Ah, that is so sweet you saved this girl!!  
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My 4 year old Doberman is sweating when he sleeps. He sweats under his arms, his belly and his crotch area. It may not be sweat but it sure seems like it. It's NOT anal glands, not pee, not vomit but whatever it is, I wish some vet could help me with this problem! Sounds like other dogs have it too, he STINKS so bad! Give him a bath and overnight he's back smelling bad. He's been treated for allergies/food sensitivities. Tried antibiotics, prednisone, apoquel. Don't know if this is related but his muscles twitch also when he sleeps, I've always thought he was so itchy that he shuddered. I don't know... just don't know but I love him SO much! I just want him to feel better! Any ideas or similar experiences?
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Did u ever find out why your dog sweats and moves his left? My schnauzer does the same thing.. He is in Apoquel but still doing the same thing u described.  No answers from the vets I've seem:)
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My Boston Terrier has developed sweaty coat?  I am wondering if she is getting 2 much flea medicine?  Fleas are heavy in our area and sometimes I have had to give flea meds twice a month to help alleviate problem.  Could this be causing this?
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From what it sounds like you all are dealing with seborrhea. It is an excess amount of oil being produced.
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If so, what should we about it?
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My pit bull sweats under the covers when she's too warm. Her actual skin and coat get wet/sweaty. Exactly like a human. I've never seen a dog do this before and she pants very rarely.
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My male pit bull does the same thing. I was wondering what was going on with him my boyfriend said dogs do not sweat so I kind of got scared.. Did u ever find out what the issue was??
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I have a dogo argentino, 5 months, he sweats under his arms and more when he's hot or under covers. He has skin allergies and I'm not sure if it's related, we've tried a few different dog foods and have restricted the ingredients in his diet a lot. The sweating is the weirdest thing. It really seems like a human. I'm just worried it's something more severe. His underarms are also one of the main places he scratches. With his allergies, he scratches a lot. Poor thing. I feel so bad for him, he's been the best puppy and we've formed such a great bond I hate that he suffers! I will comment again if the vet says anything that explains the sweating.  
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I just found my 3 year old Chihuahua terrier mix hiding under my daughter's bed panting and covered in sweat. His head, face back, stomach everything. Pads of feet were not sweaty. He has peed before from urinary problems but this was defiantly sweat and his privates didn't have pee on them. I took him outside thinking cool air would help he just peed a little. Vet says something must be wrong since they dont usually sweat and he must be in alot of pain but if I cant pay he cant be seen. I have to take off work to watch him. He is losing his fur, bloody crusty spots all over ive already spent $500 last couple months on vet and im low income so that means no food and bills dont get paid. I have him on no grain only fish no beef or chicken. I have him on expensive daily allergy meds, i have him on special fish oil from vet. His allergies are BAD they said dont know what hes allergic to could be enviromental. Nothing helps hes been wearing a cone on head for 4 months straight. Pads of feet bloody.ive gotten booties, special ointments, special soap, bitter lime spray... now he's soaked in obvious sweat like a human idk what's wrong!
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My Yorkie/Silkie mix has developed the same symptoms in the last few years.  He's 8 1/2 years old.  He "sweats" whenever he sleeps and it really noticeable where he has no fur, like under his arms, his belly and his underside near the crotch area.  It seems like sweat but a little more "oily" then human sweat. He is constantly scratching and biting himself in the last two years.  So much now that he tears the skin.  One time he hurt himself so much he left blood all over the carpet through out the house.  We now have booties on the back feet and placed a large funnel over his head to prevent him from harming himself.  We take them off when we can hold/watch him closely, but we just can't do that all day and night.  As a pup he used to have VERY oily hair which smelled very bad.  He loves to sit in the sun to the point where he starts to pant.  This would cause him to get the oily hair.  So we restrict where he can go using dog/baby fences.  When he needs to itch very bad I notice he his muscles would twitch and he would shake, and this would happen when he is awake or sleep.  Vet says it's skin allergies related to food.  But we went to restricted ingredient food with no grain.  The pimple have nearly disappeared but the itching/sweating hasn't.  We started Oatmeal baths, which seems to help with the smell, but not the itching.  He used to get small red bumps, which would be red, but as much of that anymore but the itching/sweating is persisting.  When he was bout 4, we were going to leave the country for a vacation, and the Pet Hotel used a different food.  So we switch to that  food a month before we left and the excessive itching started.  The Vet at the time gave him a Steroid shot and he quickly got better.  Then a little over a year latter it happened again and a different Vet gave him the same shot and he was better.  Now the Vet will not give the Steroid shot, saying too many isn't good for him, but the suffering he is experiencing can't be any better.
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