The summer heat can impact surface temperatures. Concrete, asphalt, gravel, and even artificial grass temperatures can dramatically differ when exposed to direct sunlight. For pets, this can be detrimental, making the pads of their paws susceptible to burns.
Tips to protect your dog’s paw pads in hot temperatures:
- Walk your pup early or late in the day when temperatures have cooled.
- Even if the air doesn’t feel hot, or the surface has shade, before taking your dog out, test the surface by touching it with the palm of your hand or bare feet. If it’s too hot for you, then it’s too hot for them.