Joy A asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

Why do dogs like to lie in the sun when it is warm inside and pretty hot outside?

I wonder if it has anything to do with their skin making Vitamin D like we do. Can dogs make Vitamin D if the sun shines on them? Does their fur keep the sun from shining on their skin so they can't? How do wild dogs get their Vitamin D?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Dogs make Vitamin D by laying in the sun too. It feels nice to lay out in the sun. The ground feels cool under him, so he may like this also. He probably wishes he was on a beach somewhere. :-)

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know about vitamin D, but my dog can't take the heat. I limit his walks as the weather gets warmer. He's part pug and part chiuaua. Cats like to lay in the sun though. So do snakes. So do I.

  • 1 decade ago

    dogs have every right to take sunbath

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