Thanks for the warning. I was surprised yesterday as I walked Tara on a rail-to-trail path that she still chose to walk on the asphalt, not the grass or cinders next to it. But I'm sure it'll keep getting hotter!
I use mushers wax on Gibson all year long. It builds a protective barriar between the pavement and his pads. It also stops the snow from balling up in the winter and from rock salt in the winter also. It will also stop gum being stuck to the fur on the feet or tar.
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Paw care: Beware of hot pavement! by Adam, Wendy & Lola, proprietors Paw Luxury
We all know the feeling of stepping barefoot onto hot pavement, and one word comes to mind: OUCH! Remember that your dog's paws also experience the extreme summer heat and can take a beating when the mercury rises. Protect those paws from the blistering sun, asphalt and sand. Make sure that after long walks, you give your pets paws a pampering by moisturizing with a soothing, all-natural paw balm. For minor burns, apply antibacterial wash and aloe vera and cover the paw with a loose bandage. For serious burns, visit your vet immediately.
P.S. this goes for kitties too! LOL
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