During the summer you as a pet owner should be aware how to keep your dog safe, and provide him with a lot of drinking water, cool well-conditioned nap place in the house, and avoid sun ray exposure.
Moreover, is important to protect his feet from walking on the hot asphalt and concrete. You might not think of it first until your dog’s paws get burnt.
What you can do to protect your pet’s paws?
* The most evident solution is to stay away from hot surfaces or at least reduce the time walking on them.
* Take your dog for a walk in the morning or in the evening when pavement is not that hot.
* Stay on the grass or in shady places.
* Try dog shoes. There are various brands with different features. Most of such shoes are reusable, waterproof, and will protect your dog’s paw pads from getting burnt.
* Get a stroller. They suit well for smaller dogs. However, your pet will still need to be walked for some exercise what can be done during the cooler hours of the day.
* Wash and check his paws carefully.
* Use moisturizing paw pad creams. (Cain & Able Moisturizing Paw Rub for Pets, 3 Ounces) Daily moisturizing helps to prevent cuts, cracking, or peeling of the paws. Healthy paws are less susceptible to burns and other injuries.
* Use paw wax (Musher’s Secret Paw Wax). If you go out with your dog frequently, try to smear it onto your pet’s paw pads. The paw wax will protect his feet from hot surfaces and potentially harmful chemicals.
If your pet’s paw pads do become burnt, you should visit your vet to make a check. He can also recommend some paw ointments to soothe your dog’s irritated paw pads.
Hopefully, these tips will help your dog stay uninjured from the dangers of hot asphalt and concrete during the summer. And do not forget to protect him from any other heat related injuries.
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