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Protecting Your Dog's Paw Pads In The Summer Heat

Most dogs love going for walks all year round. With warm weather finally here and summertime approaching, many people like taking their dogs for walks to enjoy the nice weather. As nice as the weather may feel to us, hot pavement will burn a dog's paws. It may be tempting to want to take your dog everywhere you go, but it can cause serious harm to your dog if you aren't careful. Burned paw pads can also lead to infections if not treated properly. Your dog might need antibiotics or pain medication depending on the severity of the burn. Asphalt, cement, and metal can get hot enough to cook an egg, so just imagine what it will do to your dog's paws. If you can't comfortably leave your hand on the pavement for 5 seconds, then the pavement is too hot. Here are some tips for protecting your dog's paws in the summer: Walk your dog early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the temperatures are lower and the pavement has cooled down (test it with your hands firs

Car Safety and Your Dog

Lots of people love to travel with their pets and lots of pets love going for car rides. Although it's great to have your furry friend riding shotgun with you or getting a good breeze out of the car window, there are precautions that should be taken to keep your pet safe in the event of a car accident or to prevent them from distracting you or jumping out of a car window. Unrestrained pets can be seriously injured or killed in  1) Number one rule is a given - Don't leave your car in a car unattended! I wouldn't recommend leaving the keys in the car with the AC running either because then someone can steal your car and your dog! You think "Oh, I'll just be five minutes" but it's not a risk worth taking. It's best to leave your pup at home if the place you are going is not dog friendly. Even if it's overcast, raining, or a cooler day - play it safe and don't risk your dog's life. Water and cracked windows will not prevent your dog from over

Tips For Keeping Your Dog Cool In The Summer

Summer can mean lots of fun outside with your dog. As the temperatures rise, your dog will get hot and can overheat. Whether you're taking him for a ride, to the park, or out in the yard to play, here are some tips for keeping your dog cool this Summer. Never leave your dog in the car - This is a given, right? And no, not even for a few minutes. Temperatures can soar inside of a car. On an 85 degree day, the temperature can reach 102 F within 10 minutes. Cracking windows and leaving water for your dog will not keep them from overheating in a parked car. Would you really want to risk your dog's life for just a "quick trip" in the store? Leave your dog at home or wait to go places where he can come with you. Keep your house cool - Close the drapes and crank up the AC on super hot days. You can even use a cooling mat to help your dog cool down inside or out Offer an ice pack or wet towel to lay on, or add ice cubes to the water dish.  Make your dog some homemade f