If your dog is like mine, they love their daily walks. But they have no idea that it is summer and that the hot pavement is going to hurt their paws. And because we have on shoes so often we forget how hot the pavement can be.
Here are a few tips to help save horrible burns to your dogs paws.
- I use the 10 second rule. You know like we used to do with food on the floor as kids. Place your hand on the pavement. If you can’t hold your hand there for 10 seconds it it too hot for your dog to walk on.
- Walk your dog at the coolest time of the day. This is would be early morning or late evening after the pavement has cooled.
- Walk on the grass. If your dog must go for a walk during the hottest time of the day. Then walk them on the grass
- Moisturize your dogs paws daily. This helps prevent cuts, cracking or peeling paw pads.
- Try Dogs shoes. If your dog will tolerate them. I know when I tried it we didn’t walk to far because I was laughing to hard. My poor baby finally sat down and refused to go any further.
Always wash and check your dogs paws daily whether you are walking them in warm weather or cool. You know how you feel when you have a cut or sore on your foot. They feel the same pain. They just hide it better than we do.