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June 03, 2016
It's very simple, if it feels too hot to walk outside, then it probably is too hot. The test to determine if it's too hot, is to feel the pavement with your hand. If it's too hot for your hand, it's too hot for your best friend.
When the air temperature is 86 degrees, the asphalt can reach a sizzling 135 degrees — more than hot enough to cook an egg in five minutes. And it can do the same to your dog’s sensitive foot pads.
The hot pavement can cause burns, permanent damage and scarring after just one minute of contact. Rapid burns and blistering can occur at 150 degrees (89 degrees F). Hot sidewalks, pavement and parking lots can not only burn paws, they also reflect heat onto dogs’ bodies , increasing their risk of deadly heatstroke.
Please wait for it to cool down & don’t make your dog walk on hot pavement.
Walk early in the morning or late at night when it’s cooler, carry water and take frequent breaks in shady spots. And never make dogs wear muzzles that restrict their breathing.
We recommend wearing boots that protect your dog's paws from the heat. The lightest weight dog boots that protect their pads are the pawkz dog boots. They have a rubberized sole on the bottom which will stop the heat and prevent burs or rocks from injuring the paws. We recommend adding a flat cotton ball pad to the bottom to add padding.
Durable dog boots stay on well and have more padding. The cool boots from U
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