How to Protect Your Pups Paws this Summer: Dog Booties for Hot Pavement
Summer is the paw-fect time to hit the streets and enjoy the warm weather with your furry friend. However, while you're out there, keep in mind that pavement can get hot enough to burn your dog's paws. That's right: Even a short walk on the hot pavement can cause severe burns, blisters and pain for your pup. As a responsible pet owner, it's your duty to protect your pooch's paws from the scorching hot pavement.
How to Protect Dog Paws from Hot Pavement
Walk during the coolest time of the day.
One of the easiest ways to protect dog paws from hot pavement is to avoid walking on the hot pavement altogether! Try to take your dog for a walk during the coolest times of the day, such as early morning or late evening. That way, the pavement is much cooler, and your dog's paws will be safe.
Use dog booties or leggings.
Dog booties are an excellent way to protect your dog's paws from hot pavement. They not only protect your dog's paws from the heat, but also from other hazards such as sharp rocks and glass. Our Deluxe Easy-On Boot Leggings are made from TPE material that’s designed to withstand heat up to 302F, and protect from burrs, ticks, allergens and toxic chemicals.
Apply paw balm.
Paw balm is a special wax that you can apply to your dog's paws to protect them from hot pavement. It creates a protective layer on your dog's paw pads, which helps prevent burns and blisters. Make sure to choose a paw balm that is made from natural ingredients and does not contain any harmful chemicals.
Keep your dog hydrated.
Dehydration can make your dog more susceptible to heat exhaustion and burns from hot pavement. Make sure to carry plenty of water with you and offer it to your furry friend at regular intervals. You can also carry a collapsible water bowl for your dog to drink from.
Choose a grassy or shaded route.
Walking on grassy or shaded routes is an excellent way to protect dog paws from hot pavement. These surfaces are much cooler than the pavement and can help prevent burns and blisters. Additionally, walking on grassy routes can be more comfortable for your dog and provide them with a better walking experience. (Don’t forget to use your Walkee Paws dog boot leggings--they’ll keep your dog’s paws and legs safe from lawn chemicals, pesticides, foxtails and other outdoor dangers!)
Check the pavement temperature.
Before taking your dog for a walk, make sure to check the pavement temperature. You can do this by placing the back of your hand on the pavement for a few seconds. If it feels too hot for you, it's too hot for your pup's paws, too!
Q: Can my dog wear shoes in the summer?
A: Yes, dog booties are a great way to protect your dog's paws from the hot pavement, as well as other hazards such as sharp rocks, glass, burrs, foxtails, lawn chemicals, allergens, pesticides and more.
Q: How can I tell if the pavement is too hot for my dog's paws?
A: You can use the back of your hand to feel the pavement. If it's too hot for you to hold your hand on it for more than a few seconds, then it's too hot for your pooch's paws.
Q: Can I use human sunscreen on my dog's paws?
A: No, you should never use human sunscreen on your dog's paws. It can be toxic to dogs if ingested and can cause skin irritation.
Q: What should I do if my dog gets a burn on their paws from hot pavement?
A: If your dog gets a burn on their paws from hot pavement, you should take them to the vet immediately. Burns can be very painful and can lead to infection if not treated properly.
Protecting your furry friend's paws from hot pavement is essential to their health and well-being. Whether you choose to use dog booties, paw balm or walk during the coolest times of the day, make sure to take the necessary precautions to keep your dog's paws safe. With these tips, you can enjoy a fun-filled summer with your furry friend without having to worry about their paw pads getting burned or injured. Remember, a little extra care can go a long way in keeping your canine companion happy and healthy.