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Walking your dog in the extreme heat

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

Well it’s here and it’s certainly not my favorite kind of weather, in fact I hate it! Tomorrow the temperature in New York will  reach the upper 90’s.  We have to take care of our pets in extreme heat. You should  only walk your dog in the morning or later in the evening. Keep him out of the sun in the middle part of the day not because the temperature is too high but the sidewalks will be too hot for the pads on your dogs paws. As a general rule, if the sidewalk or sand is too hot for you to walk barefoot then is too hot for your dog.  Bring along plenty of water and make frequent stops for your dog to drink.  Don’t take long walks or exercise your dog in the extreme heat. The walk itself will be light exercise.  If you are going on a hike with your dog, I wouldn’t do it in the extreme heat. Wait for a cooler day, hike in the morning and of course take along plenty of water and make frequent stops.

Remember, your pets count!

 

 



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