This is the thirdÂ in a series of six weekly posts highlighting:
Summer Safety Tips for Pets
Avoiding Hot Sidewalks and Pavement
Iâ€™m off for my early morning dog walk while itâ€™s still cool and before the sidewalks and pavement get too hot for my paws.
Did you know that hot sidewalks and pavement that can cause a dogs paw pads to burn?
Before venturing out on your dog walk, have your human press their hands onto surfaces for 10 seconds; if itâ€™s too hot and painful for them it will be painful for us dogs!
Try to go on dog walks during the cooler early mornings and evenings, and when you can, keep your paws on cool grassy surfaces.
Signs of burned pads can include:
- Limping, licking or chewing feet
- Refusing to walk
- Missing part of pad
- Blisters or redness
If you see any of these symptoms, be sure to contact your veterinarian immediately.
What is your favourite time of day to go for a walk with your dog?
Has your dog ever experienced sore or burnt pads from hot sidewalks or hot pavement?