Summer is coming, and Alexander Animal Hospital is here to provide paw protection tips for your pet’s wellness. When you are frequently wearing shoes, it’s easy to forget that your pet’s paws can take a beating. This week’s article will discuss protecting your pet’s paws during the hot months.
How Hot Can Your Pet’s Paws Endure?
When the Maryland sun is shining, things can become heated very quickly. It’s typical for surfaces such as asphalt, pavement, and packed sand to rise to 120 Fahrenheit. Pets who walk on these hot surfaces can injure their paw pads and receive blisters or burns.
Because our furry friends don’t always complain or show signs of discomfort, it is our job as pet owners to watch out for them. In addition, a way to determine if a surface is too hot is to hold your hand on it for 10 seconds. If the pavement is too hot to leave on for 10 seconds, then it’s too hot to walk your dog on.
Summer Paw Protection Tips
Moreover, use our summer paw protection tips to make sure your fun is enjoyable in the sun:
- Try to walk your pet during the lower heat times, like early in the morning or the evenings
- Walk them on the grass when possible
- Consider purchasing a pair of protective booties for your pup
- Avoid sharp surfaces and hazardous debris like broken glass
- Pay attention to possibly pointed bottoms of puddles your furry friend may enter
What Happens if Your Pet Has Injured Paws?
Furthermore, summer paw protection tips are essential for your pet’s wellness. Contact us right away if you are concerned that your pet may have injured its paw pads. Often, animals with paw pad burns or other injuries need medical attention. Please bring them to Alexander Animal Hospital so we can prescribe the proper treatments and ease their pain and infection.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.
Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment.