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High Asphalt Temperatures Can Scorch Your Dog's Paws

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When it's 90+ degrees out, 150-degree asphalt can scorch your dog's paws

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We all know the adage about the color black absorbing heat, which is why many people choose to wear lighter-colored clothing in the oppressively warm summer months.

But as summer heats up in the D.C. area, remember that the wisdom about the color black also applies to asphalt. And when it's upwards of 90 degrees outside, the asphalt of streets and parking lots can reach much more dangerous temperatures, around 150 degrees!

That's warm enough to burn skin, including your pet's.

Experts say if you can't hold the back of your hand to the pavement for five seconds, it's too hot to walk your dog on that surface, because his paw pads could get burnt!

If that's the case, try to keep to grassy areas when walking your dog. Sidewalks, because they are lighter-colored, can also be a lot cooler than asphalt.

Another warm-weather tip for animal-lovers: Dogs can overheat just like people can! Keep them cool, and make sure they have plenty of water to drink.                                                                                            http://wjactv.com/news/offbeat/hot-asphalt-dog-paws

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