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Don't Let Your Dogs Walk on Hot Pavement in the Summer Time!

We got out of the pickup today at the supermarket. We saw a lady we knew, pull up ... park. She saw us, called to us. We walked over to her.

We saw a little dog in the car with her. It had long, silky hair. She was telling us that someone just gave the little dog to her. She was happy to have it. She had brought some people to the supermarket, they got out ... went inside the supermarket.

She got out of her car, began hooking the little dog's leash to its collar. As she was getting ready to put the little dog down on the hot pavement ... I told her what could happen!

She didn't put it on the hot pavement after I told her ... she went over to the edge of the parking lot in the shade to walk it. I was so glad!

You never put a dog on hot pavement to walk it! Never. It can blister their feet just like it would ours. I have seen some awful photos of what hot pavement did to dogs .... terrible blisters, the skin burnt off.

You can Google to get more info. It's like full-blown summer here and our temperatures are right at 100 degrees now. I'm sure it's probably the same for a lot of people. Remember to not walk your dogs on hot pavement ... surfaces.

Note by Author: Photo is of our Kissy (Rottie), and Camie (Australian Shepherd). Photo, article owned ... written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Image Credit » Photos owned by me... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

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xstitcher wrote on June 14, 2015, 7:58 PM

Beautiful doggies. I love Camie's markings--really looks like camo ! :D

CoralLevang wrote on June 15, 2015, 5:18 AM

Great advice and the littler dogs are a bit more tender. I've seen it, too.

GrannyGee wrote on June 15, 2015, 5:23 AM

Thank you ... she is like camo for-real, ha!

GrannyGee wrote on June 15, 2015, 5:24 AM

You are so right. I'm amazed at how people don't think about that!

LadyDuck wrote on June 16, 2015, 3:28 AM

I like your dogs. Good advice to all dog owners. The pavement in summer becomes too hot and it hurts the dogs paws.

wetnosedogs wrote on June 17, 2015, 9:57 AM

Oh, what a lovely picture of your dogs. Great advice. I hope people realize this.

GrannyGee wrote on June 17, 2015, 10:23 AM

I think you are right ... asphalt melts and will stick! Cement doesn't.

GrannyGee wrote on June 17, 2015, 10:24 AM

Thank you! I have to walk them on the grass and edge of the driveway ... it has gotten to 100 degrees here, already. North Carolina

GrannyGee wrote on June 17, 2015, 10:25 AM

Thank you very much.