Hot Asphalt- Paw Safety in Summer

It’s been hot, hot, hot!… Considering it’s only May! And it’s only going to get hotter! 🥵🥵

We have to keep those paw’s safe! We as Hoomans wear shoes to protect our feet on the pavement and asphalt.

A tip to check if the temperature is okay to walk your dog would be touching the pavement with the back of your hand for seven seconds. If you cannot hold it there for that long it is too hot for a walk and your Floofs paws. The same goes for sand if walking at the beach.

If the air temperature is 25 degrees C the temperature of asphalt is 50 degrees C. Just remember it is always double the temperature!

If paws are burnt you will see these symptoms:

-Red and swollen

-Clear blisters (2nd degree burn)

-Charring (3rd degree burn)

If this does happen cool the affected paws under slow running water (not ice cold) and bandage.

Please do your best to protect those paws! ❤️🐾