All-over-it dog lovers know the fundamentals of keeping dogs safe in summer: Bring many water with you on walks, await the signs of your dog overheating and never, ever, ever leave a dog within the car – even on days that do not seem that warm. But it’d come as a surprise to even the foremost type-A pup owners that the very pavement beneath your dog’s paws might be sizzling hot. Hot pavement can have awful and excruciating consequences.
Luckily, there is a quick and straightforward test to ascertain if the road temperature is safe enough for a walk together with your dog. Put the rear of your hand on the pavement, and if you cannot keep it there for five seconds, it’s too hot for your pup’s feet.