With the summer months, comes summer heat. Pet owners are reminded to check on their little or big ones every time they go outside.
Hot pavement can injury the pet without the owner noticing right away. Experts say you should do the 7-second test before hitting the streets.
The test recommends feeling the hot pavement with the backside of the hand. If the surface seems too warm for the hand, then it is too warm for your pets feet.
“We’ve already seen a lot this year when they come in and their paw pads are just bloody, and at that point the only thing you can really do is apply an antibiotic calming gel or ointment. Sometimes bandaging helps, but bandages are so hard to keep on feet,” said Trusty Vet Dr. Claire Clune.