Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

Olaf

Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital

Olaf

SOURCE: Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital

‘Hot weather means hot pavement!’: Experts warn owners after dog’s pads burn off during walk

Experts in Washington state are urging dog owners to be careful when walking their pets this summer. Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital posted a graphic image showing a dog’s injured foot after he endured a walk on scorching pavement. “Hot weather means hot pavement! Olaf walked over a mile on the Fish Trap Trail before his owner realized his pads were burned, and even then he wasn’t whining or limping! He is one tough cookie (and exceptionally sweet cookie),” the post reads. “A good rule of thumb is if the pavement is too hot for your hand it’s too hot for your dogs’ pads.”KEPR reports Olaf is recovering well but needs daily treatment on his paws.Experts suggest pet owners walk their dogs in the early morning hours, or late evenings, when the pavement is cooler.

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. —

Experts in Washington state are urging dog owners to be careful when walking their pets this summer.

Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital posted a graphic image showing a dog’s injured foot after he endured a walk on scorching pavement.

“Hot weather means hot pavement! Olaf walked over a mile on the Fish Trap Trail before his owner realized his pads were burned, and even then he wasn’t whining or limping! He is one tough cookie (and exceptionally sweet cookie),” the =68.ARDP0KUfYqa_Mp3sUH3Q2uc6nC87YJtnn0-x3VlvPL_JVmXK9DG-s4ERirGBejE2mkKKAgdJmXNDPMlY5Br8cxGBsh6c2M6v1E8s6WJCvZyXFf_EY1Mg1mqiGKlezRX7m3xkGfEv8O289zm9wrxreSyuwb5YCwwB1Y9kIU9Om8ZAy8cNWGYaZqDKV80fwZMjcQG4z_rl0Ga6Pq9yE3WwiwRwxjcfeYnDshAAe_GndRCqq54Wpfw4q6LEpcw3esjk5Px3IT2zHW1-XQDoIol93DPFZsx36p-T9NvOqpyAFdYNTVXof3zfBr5y4NRJctR6cGhWZXc5c0HOilRprimcsL-t4w&__tn__=-R” target=”_blank”>post reads. “A good rule of thumb is if the pavement is too hot for your hand it’s too hot for your dogs’ pads.”

KEPR reports Olaf is recovering well but needs daily treatment on his paws.

Experts suggest pet owners walk their dogs in the early morning hours, or late evenings, when the pavement is cooler.

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