Living in a concrete jungle during the summer can be hard on both dogs and humans.
There is never enough shade, the air conditioner is just never strong enough, and it always feels hotter than the weather channel says to both you and your dog. Wearing something to combat the heat so you can treat and protect your dog.
Your Dog's Paws are sensitive and are likely to burn walking on hot asphalt or concrete in high summer temperatures, same as human feet. Pavement absorbs and retains the heat all day long so the temperature outside is not what your dog is feeling on their paws.
Dog’s sweat glands are located in their paws to try and regulate their body temperatures. If you are feeling warm, your canine companion is likely feeling much warmer. the natural rubber on Walkee Paws provides a barrier between the heat and your dog’s sensitive paw pads.
So here are some ‘rule of paws’ to keeping your dog safe, dry and cool:
- Water water water! - Hydration is critical
- Don’t walk your dog during the hottest parts of the day and cut back walk times if it is too hot
- While walking, look out for shady areas
- Moisturize and/or wax your dog’s paws
- If you cannot leave your hand touching the pavement out for more than 10 seconds do not go on a walk.
- Before and after walks check your dog's paws. The need to look pawfect!
- Consider grabbing some Walkee Paws protection for your dog’s paws. They are light and durable, fashionable leggings with an adjustable strap that protect your dog's paws from the hot pavement. Check out the different colors here
What Owners Need To Know About Protecting Your Pups Paws
Spend time with your canine companion this summer; exercise, shop, enjoy fun activities outside, but don’t let your pooch burn their paw pads.
Asphalt is a great material for New York City streets. It is durable yet flexible and cheaper to install and upkeep than concrete. However, asphalt retains heat. It becomes much hotter than the outside temperature. Anywhere from 40-60 degrees hotter. When the temperature outside is a cool 86 degrees your dog can be walking on asphalt at a temperature near 135 degrees.
In fact, any temperature above 125 degrees can destroy skin in a matter of 60 seconds. Ouch! And yes, the hot pavement on bare paws can hurt your dog from mild discomfort to severe burns and blisters. Besides checking their paws, your dog will show signs of discomfort. Look out for limping, holding a paw, or whimpering.
It can put stress on your dog’s body. So, protect your pets’ paws from summer rain and hot pavement. Prevent pain, skin damage, swelling and burns with Walkee Paws waterproof booties and your dog will have clean paws, warm paws, and stylish paws. By wearing a protective layer, you get to avoid a trip to the vet which is a bonus for your dog and your wallet.