Summer is on its way! There has been a lot of talk about leaving dogs in hot cars (DON’T DO IT!), but people also need to think about the temperature of the pavement. Dog’s pads can burn very badly on hot pavement!
Although dog’s paws may appear tough and hard, they are as sensitive as human feet. “Dogs can suffer burns to their paws on days most dog owners wouldn’t consider exceedingly hot” warns Dr. Alison Mason, a veterinarian and medical director at Hope Animal Hospital in Brooklyn. Paw burns from hot surfaces like pavement, asphalt and […]
Did you know dogs sweat through their paws? It’s true! The Merocrine sweat glands which serve as the primary way dogs cool their bodies are located in their paw pads. Merocrine glands activate when your pup is hot in order to cool him down. That’s why you may notice damp paw prints on the floor […]
The dog days of summer offer so many fun activities for you and your dog but, they can also be the most dangerous. Although by now everyone should be aware to never leave your dog in a car in the summer, inevitably there are still many deaths as a result of this. A 2C (36F) […]