Golden retriever lying by the pool
Golden retriever lying by the pool

Too Hot to Walk Your Dog? Here’s How You Can Tell

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ran out to get the mail or bring in the trash cans in my bare feet, only to realize the hot pavement is going to scorch my flesh off (okay – that might be a bit dramatic, but I think you get my idea)!

You can tell when it’s too hot for your feet, but what about when it comes to your dog’s paws? I heard about this simple way to determine if it’s okay for your pooch …

Place the back of your hand on the pavement for 7 seconds. If it’s too hot for the back of your hand, experts say it could be too hot for your dog’s paws. So unless you get your dog some Nike running shoes, it might be best to keep him or her inside.

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