Pavement, asphalt, wood, metal, sand and car or truck surfaces can become very hot during the summer months. These materials absorb heat from the sun and can stay hot for hours even after the sun has gone down. Temperatures on these surfaces can exceed 145° F!
Here’s a 5-second rule for pet owners that you can’t afford to ignore! Did you know that it literally takes less than a minute to burn (& blister) the pads of your dogs’ feet when walking on cement/concrete and pavement surfaces?! If you’re unsure whether it’s too hot to walk your dog on pavement/asphalt, here’s […]
We obviously want to spend gorgeous days with our dogs outside, but sometimes, that can actually hurt our fur-babies. It’s important that during warm weather seasons, we keep an eye on our dog’s health. Hot pavement can not only hurt Fido’s paws, but it can also contribute to overheating and overexertion in your pup, which […]
“Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible,” the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) urged. But sometimes it can be hard to tell. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy test, courtesy of Moon Valley Canine Training, to see if the street temperature […]