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!
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 […]
Dogs Paws seem so tough and durable, used every day, everywhere. But did you know they are actually as sensitive as human feet? Many people recognize the need to protect paws from salt and ice in winter, but did you know that the summer months can be just as deadly? Maybe more so. Read more […]
Once upon a time humans didn’t wear shoes or boots. Our feet were tough and calloused to guard against injuries. But as the world changed so did our attire. We realized that shoes are beneficial and protect our feet from all sorts of injuries and dirt. Similarly our dog’s domestication made their feet softer and […]