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.

Click HERE for the story and video.


9 thoughts on “Protect Your Dog’s Paws from Hot Pavement This Summer

  1. It continues to drive me nuts when people don’t seem to understand running their pet during a lunch hour on a hot day is tantamount to abuse. And especially when they’re Black Labs. I saw a guy a couple of days ago with his Lab and it was all I could do not to bash him on the head. His poor dog was clearly struggling in the upper 90’s heat at 11:30 am. #whatiswrongwithpeople

  2. We are so fortunate to have the woods to walk instead of pavement. HuMom never takes me on the road when it’s hot. People forget or pawhaps they don’t know that us dogs have a higher body temperature than humans🐾💜🐾

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