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!
“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 […]
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 […]
As temperatures rise over the summer, it is “essential” to keep an eye for paw pad burns on pets whenever they go outside. “There is actually a physical burn when the paw pads are burned when the concrete is too hot,” Dr. M. Duffy Jones, DVM, told the website, adding that burns may turn to […]