Dogs in Hot Cars and on Hot Pavement !!
Hot cars KILL dogs, would YOU leave ME to DIE?
If It's too HOT for YOUR feet.... it's too HOT for MINE!!
Remember, Dogs Die In Hot Cars !!
Every year, dogs suffer and die when their pawparents make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand. Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
Tips to Protect MY Paws in the Dog Days of Summer
Check the pavement for heat before taking your dog on a walk. Place your hand or a bare foot on the surface for 10 seconds. If it is too hot for you to keep your hand or foot on it, then it is too hot for your pet.
Stay on grassy surfaces and avoid bare ground when outside in the summer heat.
Avoid the hottest parts of the day. Walk early in the morning or late in the evening after the pavement has cooled down.
Keep in mind that My paws may be more susceptible to hot materials after swimming. If you see any signs in your dog such as limping, not wanting to walk, a red or pink color change in the paw pads, licking or chewing at the feet, missing pieces of the pads or blisters, take your dog to see your veterinarian immediately.