Helpful tips on protecting pets from summer heat


Last updated 7/3/2008 at Noon

With the first day of summer already here, there are a few things Guide Dogs of the Desert would like to remind all pet owners. Pet care should be taken seriously as pets can’t make the same judgment as humans do when they overheat.

Pet paws and scalding hot pavement

Pavement is hot! Pets do not have soles on their paws, so they are directly subjected to the hot summer pavement (cement and blacktop).

To determine if the pavement is too hot, a pet owner should take the palm of his hand and hold it on the cement for five seconds – if it’s too hot for him, it can scald his pet’s paw...

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