In summer when the sun’s rays arrive perpendicularly on our regions and the temperatures are higher, everything is hotter and more torrid, the case of asphalt is impressive: just think that if the air temperature is 30 ° C., that of the asphalt could exceed 55 ° C.
The high temperatures of the air and asphalt could be very dangerous for the dog who is at risk of heat stroke and paw problems.
We use shoes for walking and the high temperatures of the asphalt bother us marginally, but the dog’s fingertips are not made to protect him from the heat levels of our paved sidewalks in the summer and the consequences for him can be painful. Have you ever tried to walk barefoot on the sand in summer? That’s more or less what a dog feels when walking on a tarred road.
Logic and common sense suggest not to go out with the dog in the central hours of the day and that’s right, but remember that the asphalt remains very hot for several hours, so the problem could exist even in the evening hours.
How to help our four-legged friends? On the market, there are natural moisturizers and conditioners specially designed to help them overcome the problems caused by sunburn.
In any case, we advise you to consult your veterinarian who, after a thorough examination of your dog, will be able to suggest the best treatment.
The staff of Nuova Fattoria Srl