Many places in the U.S. can reach temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit — or higher — during the summer months. Most of us probably prefer to do nothing more than lounge inside with the air conditioning blasting.
But most of us know that our dogs look forward to their outdoor walks and time to explore the neighborhood or favorite park. However, just like you’re not comfortable in the heat, they won’t be either.
Think about how hot the pavement can get during the day; now, imagine your dog’s paws walking on that hot surface. They can be seriously burned. We recommend using some of our 3-in-1 paw ointment as a protective barrier if you think your pet’s paws are at risk of being burned on their walk.
Otherwise, trying to take walks early in the morning or late in the evening, when everything is cooler, can help a lot. Or, if you have a grassy yard they can walk in, their paws will be more protected than on pavement. And after any activity, make sure your pet has plenty of cool water.
And of course, we must mention this important summer safety tip: Never leave your pet alone in the car. Even if it’s running with the air conditioning on — that could put them at risk in a different way.