Warning... Walking your dog on hot pavements.. !

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  1. scotjimland

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    A friend of mine lives in Fuengirola, Spain.

    .. this was lifted from his Facebook


    It's getting hotter outside every day. These pictures are the result of a dog being walked on pavement in 80°F. It doesn’t seem like it would be too hot does it?

    Before you take your dog for a walk, take off your shoes & stand on the pavement. If it's too hot for you, it's too hot for your dog.

    Let's keep our furbabies safe this summer.



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    Owch. Poor dog.
     
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    Or, place the back of your hand on the pavement for 5 seconds (y)
     
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    Try these. (y)
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    Last week on the beach at Mojacar a dog tried to climb onto Martin's feet to get its paws off the sand! Eventually it ran, sort of hopping, into the sea. Don't know if it's owners were aware of the temperature of the sand. They, like us, were wearing shoes.
     
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    Poor doggies,people just don't realise do they? We need shoes on hot pavements or indeed gravel but expect pooches to just do it. Our susie never liked gravel.I never thought of hot pavements either to be fair.
     
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    Ye god's , that look's painful . The honest truth , i would never have considered a hot pavement to do that kind of damage , only good thing i can add , is i don't consider walking a dog on the pavement a proper walk , prefer grass .

    Good post , thank's for the head's up .


    Feel free to tell me off ! .
     
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    I do know that on really hot days, (and when crossing the road), your dog can get stuck in melting asphalt. The advice is to leave it there until night time, then chisel the whole hound out with a jackhammer. (y)
     
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    Behave ,
     
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    Sorry, totally alien to me. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    You beat me to it....

    Our Tootles has been very mischievous of late....:devil:
     
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    Not me!! :eek: You must have me mixed up with another who has a similar sounding name. Dux maybe??
     
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    Yeah i had noticed , rosierose .
     
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    Madness to walk them in that kind of heat, not just for their feet, they can't take their coats off either!
     
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    I'm the same, and it's not great for their joints either.
    Talking of dog walking in heat, my hatred towards people either jogging or cycling with dogs running behind is growing, it's been hot here in Somerset for a couple of weeks and this week I saw a woman jogging with 2 long haired German shepherds that were panting like mad, why would you run or cycle with a dog, drives me mad
     
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    Yeah , fair point , we don't go far and normally ends up with a paddle in the local stream . Well she does anyway , i just watch to make sure don't run into trouble . Connie's 9 now , but she's a hound/alsatian cross , walk's are the highlight of day . I would never hear the end of it if we didn't go , literally .

    and Dave , i know what your saying , we got a couple round here .
     
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    You must have a fat dog to get stuck. Mines just whimpers and runs over it to the closest puddle. 9 times out of ten the puddles evaporate so she has to make do with the self made warm puddles at the lamp posts.
     
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    couldn't agree more.. no one was suggesting we should..

    it was a warning, particularly for those who take our dogs abroad, that even at 80f .. or 26c .. asphalt can get hot enough to burn a dog's paws.
     
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