Hot Asphalt Awareness
It's summertime and who doesn't love to take their furry friends for long walks, or to the beach, or to the park for some fun and exercise. We must be careful for our furry friends.
Your dogs paw pads can burn if they are walking on HOT surfaces such as sand, flagstone, blacktop, driveways, streets and parking lots.
Your dog’s paw pads are ruff and tough and get our furry friends from place to place.
Lets make sure we keep them safe from burns. To protect your furry friends paw pads, check the temperature of the ground. Make sure it is not to hot for your furry friend.
Place the back of your hand or a bare foot on the surface for 7 seconds. If it is to hot for you to keep your hand or foot on it, then it is to hot for your pet.
Paw protection from burns is pretty easy. If it's to hot for you, it's to hot for them.
Paw pad burns can be prevented by, Walk your dog when it's cool. Walking early in the morning or evening will prevent paw pad burns. Stay on the grass when it's hot. Grass is cooler than the sidewalk or street and can minimize chance of burns.
Moisturize your dog's paws on a daily basis. Keep your dog's paws well moisturized with Vaseline or a special paw pad balm or cream, like Musher's Secret or Paw Soother. Moisturizing the dog's paw pads will prevent cracking, peeling and minor pad cuts. These injuries could cause the dog's pads to become more sensitive once healing is complete, so lets prevent the injury.
Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax is an easy-to-apply all-natural wax-based cream protects paws from harsh surfaces. Protect paws from sand, hot pavement, ice and salt with all natural 100 percent wax-based cream. When applied to pads and between toes, dries in seconds to form a semi-permeable shield. Non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-staining formula can be used weekly or as needed to prevent abrasions, burning, drying and cracking. Perfect for mushing, hunting, walking or before any outdoor activity. Acts as an invisible boot to prevent potential paw problems. Easy-to-apply formula contains vitamin E to moisturize and help heal wounds and keep paws healthy.
Another great choice that is an organic, vegan, all-natural butter and herbal-based blend specially formulated to heal rough, chapped, dry dog paw pads is Paw Soother. Paws can become dry and damaged from many elements such as ice, salt, sand, rough or hot surfaces. Paw Soother helps to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin to heal paws. Perfectly safe and edible, so do not worry if your dog attempts to lick it off.
Think your furry friend has burnt paw pads.
Signs of burned pads include: • limping or refusing to walk • licking or chewing at the feet • pads darker in color • missing part of pad • blisters or redness • whining and or heavy panting may be a sign of pain.
If your furry friend gets a mild burn, soak her paws in cold water, clean with soap and pat dry, do not rub for it could further irritate the burn. If your furry friend has second or third degree burns, contact your vet immediately.