A horror picture of a dog’s burned paws was posted online, warning owners of the threat that hot pavements pose to their pets.
With the hottest day of the year so far set to reach 35C, animal charities are warning owners against walking their dogs as pavements could hit temperatures of 62C.
One Twitter user took to the platform to warn of the threat that the heat poses to dogs, alongside a graphic snap of the injuries that their dog incurred.
— Zucchinisaurus Ⓥ (@Zucchinisaurus) July 23, 2018
Captioning the image, Twitter user @zucchinisaurus wrote:
“Before you take your dog for a walk in hot weather, take off your shoes/socks and stand on the pavement.
If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your dog! “
The RSPCA have warned that dogs should only be warned early in the morning or at night “when they will not burn their paws on the pavement or be at increased risk of heatstroke.”
They have also warned that owners should be vigilant and keep a close eye out for any signs of discomfort.
Here at Tailster we have created some thermometers to check if it’s too hot for paws…
If your dog does appear to be suffering in the heat, we strongly advise that you take them to a shaded area, douse them in cool water and allow them to drink small amounts. If symptoms persist, seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.
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