Why You Need to Protect Your Dog's Paws in the Heat

Could going on a simple walk be causing your Dog lots of pain?

June 6, 2018

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If you think the heat and humidity are hard on you just imagine how our pets feel. 

You probably don't think twice before taking your dog out for a walk in this heat because they need to get their exercise and go to the bathroom, but something as simple as going for a walk can cause a lot of pain for your dog. 

Ever walk on the sidewalk or asphalt barefoot during the Summer? Ouch! It's super hot and makes it feel like the bottoms of your feet are getting burned. Well, just think how your dog feels? 

Our dog's paws are just as sensitive as our feet. So when do we need to be extra careful? 

Just a little fun fact, but you can fry an egg at 131 degrees. So how can you protect your dog's paws from the hot ground?

1. Walk your pet when earlier in the morning before it gets too hot outside or later at night when the sun goes down.

2. Keep your four-legged friend on the grass when it's hot outside. 

3. Put socks on your dog's paws to offer some protection.

4. You can buy some dog shoes to put a barrier between your pooch's paws and the pavement. 

And remember, if it's too hot for your bare feet, it's too hot for your dog's bare paws.