By Linda Pape
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Great advise to those who live in the hot areas of America. I live in Florida and there's no way I will walk my dogs on the hot pavement. Luckily, we have a huge back yard for them to play in but it isn't the same as the walk they need. As soon as it starts to cool down some, the walking will begin again. I know they will be happy.
Some people put little booties on their dogs to protect their paws and that's fine but dogs can suffer from heat exhaustion and die quicker than we think.
Please be careful about walking your dog this summer!!!!
By Jennifer Nelson 07/20/2006
Excellent advice Linda. My dogs are only walked in the early morning and around 6 pm, and I am fortunate to have shade at those times. During the day, the dog walker takes them out just for a few minutes and it's back in the house.
Not only do their little paws burn but their faces and bodies are not far from the intense heat thrown by the pavement.
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