Did you know dogs’ paws can burn on asphalt, artificial grass, pavement and other outdoor surfaces when the weather is hot? 

Follow the Seven Second Rule Before walking your dog or working outdoors.

Place your hand or bare foot on the ground. If you cannot keep it on the ground for up to seven seconds without feeling discomfort or burning,then your dog should not walk on that surface.

According to an article published by Vets-now, On a 77 degree day with low humidity and low wind, asphalt can reach 125 degrees.

An egg can fry in five minutes at 131 degrees.

Before training all dogs outdoors, we perform the seven-second test to ensure their paws won’t burn. We hope this reminder will get everyone practicing the SEVEN-SECOND RULE!

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