We’ve all seen a lot of news stories about the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car, but did you know that a simple stroll on the sidewalk can blister your pup’s paws when the weather is hot?
KUTV in Salt Lake City talked to a local veterinarian about the dangers of hot sidewalks. He took a thermometer outside on a hot day and measured the temperature on a sunny sidewalk. It registered 131 degrees! In contrast, the shade temperature was just 80 degrees.
Paw blisters can happen in minutes, so to protect your dog, be sure to walk her on grass and in the shade. Early morning is the safest time of day.
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