Wait…mom says it is pavement…I guess..
Let’s sit down for a second. I have something very important to tell you that from collecting previous survey results (= talking to other doggies at the dog park) I realized that not many dog owners know about. My humans just became aware of this as well.
Luckily you are reading this, so you will belong to the small amount that will know and pay attention to this in the future.
If you have done this before here is a paw shake from me as a thank you!
In Arizona it has been around 110-120 degrees ( 43 – 49 C ) in the past couple weeks. That is a lot of degrees!
I don’t have a shoe which I usually don’t mind but when it is this hot, the ground becomes very warm for my tiny paws. Remember the times when you went to the pool with your friends, took off your flip-flops and you had to rush to the water because the ground was so so hot? This is how I feel too!
Here is a quick tip on
HOW TO CHECK IF THE GROUND IS TOO HOT FOR US?
Just gently press the back of your human front paw (mom says: hand) against the asphalt for about 5 – 7 seconds and see if it is uncomfortably hot. If the answer is yes then it is too hot for us too!
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT OUR PAWS?
WHAT NOT TO USE?
- Disposable/rubber/silicone shoes. They get too hot, and there is zero room for our feet to breathe in them. They will suffocate!
- Human Lotion burns if we have tiny cracks on our paws!
FUN FACT TO UNDERSTAND HOW HOT THE GROUND CAN GET:
When you make an egg in the morning and you are late from school or work, you will only need 5 minutes to cook the egg on 131 degrees! The ground can easily can get that warm for our tiny paws which could cause terrible injuries.
FILL OUT THIS FUN POLL TO SEE WHERE YOUR KNOWLEDGE WAS BEFORE COMPARED TO OTHERS
Don’t let our paws burn, remember to protect them!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD FRIENDS! ♥
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