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Posted on 07-19-2017
At Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic our veterinarians see too many cases of dogs whose paws have been burned on hot pavement. Even with relatively cool summertime temperatures, the pavement can damage your dog's paws. At 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the asphalt's temperature rises to a blistering 125 degrees – hot enough to damage soft tissue in only 60 seconds. The pavement's temperature increases exponentially with the air temperature, rising to 135 degrees at 86 degrees. The following tips from our Greensboro emergency animal hospital will help you protect your dog's paws and fun this summer.
In summer, protecting your dog from heat stroke is also imperative. Provide plenty of shade and water, and if you notice signs of heat stroke in your dog, contact us at (336) 288-2688 for immediate emergency pet care in Greensboro.
Do you and your dog have a favorite summertime run or walk?
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