Minnesota’s Hot Temperatures Are Dangerous For Your Dog’s Paws
I love sitting outside on a hot day in Minnesota and letting the sun hit my face. On the 90+ degree days, being outside in Minnesota is almost like sitting in a sauna...with mosquitos. I love to bring my dog outside with me too but I was reminded how dangerous our asphalt driveways and roads are for dogs when I walked on my driveway barefoot yesterday.
How hot is too hot for a dog's paws? I did a little research and found some great info from iloveveterinary.com. One tip that they had was "press your hand against the pavement for 7-8 seconds. If it's too hot for you, it's too hot for them!".
As far as how hot the pavement truly is, the numbers that they shared on their website were:
- When the air temp is 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the asphalt is 125 degrees Fahrenheit
- When the air temp is 86 degrees Fahrenheit, the asphalt is 135 degrees Fahrenheit
- When the air temp is 87 degrees Fahrenheit, the asphalt is 143 degrees Fahrenheit