Prevent Burnt Paw Pads
Your dog's paws endure a lot of daily wear and tear. Asphalt, metal, concrete and rocky surfaces can get very hot during summer months—hotter than the ambient temperature itself.
Rule of thumb:
If the ground, or surface on which you're walking, is hot to the touch of your palm then it's too hot for your dog's paws.
A sign your dog is suffering: repeated lifting of one or more paws or agitated pacing.
You can take precautions: walk in the grass, take walks during cooler mornings or evenings, or buy protective dog booties for your dog's paws.