Hot pavements – Hot Pads
The British summer is un-predictable and a heatwave can come over night, this leads to our furry friends going into a state of un-acclimated distress. Hot pavements are not to be taken lightly with studies showing that the surface temperature can be double in some cases than that of the air temperature with asphalt pavement hotter than concrete
Dog’s pads are not as resilient as we would like and each year there are more cases of dogs with burns and blisters which can be avoided.
Don’t walk your dog in the mid-day sun
Try to avoid asphalt and concrete pavements
You could make them wear boots but the above is more useful
When you return from a walk, rub Paw Balm in the pads to sooth and soften.
Hot Days – Panting Dogs
Some dogs are great in the heat including my own dog Nuala who is not bothered by anything but for most dogs hot days spell discomfort.
What can I do?
- Keep your house cool by closing the curtains and windows on the sunny side and switching to the other side when the sun comes around.
- Run a bath towel under the cold tap and wring out for your dog to lie on, repeat when necessary.
Rock Sulphur has been around for centuries’ follow the instructions on the box and the sulphur will cool down pets naturally but it’s not a fast fix, but a must have over the summer months.
- Mix water with their dry food so they get more moisture