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Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:46

Hot Weather Blues--Pavement

With temperatures in the 90s today, we'd like to remind you to be careful walking your dog on asphalt. The temperature of that black surface can be exponentially hotter than the outside air.

To avoid burning your dog's pads, walk early in the morning or late in the evening, and try to give your dog access to a cooler surface like grass. Another option is to press the back of your hand to the asphalt and wait seven seconds. If you can do this comfortably, the pavement will be comfortable for your dog.

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