With high temperatures expected today around the state, if you’re not sure whether it’s too hot to walk your dog, just follow the 5-second rule
Simply place the back of your hand on a surface for five seconds. If you can’t handle the heat, your dog can’t either and it would be best to wait till things cool down before venturing out
Your dog can easily overheat when walking in the warmer weather. Dogs cool themselves through their paws and by panting. They simply can’t do this if the ground and air is too hot!
To avoid burning your pooch’s pads, try walking early in the morning before the pavement has heated up or later at night on cooler grassed areas
If you think your pet has overheated or is suffering from heat related issues, call your local veterinarian immediately.