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Published:June 18th, 2018 18:34 EST
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When It's 90+ Degrees, Asphalt Can Burn Your Dog's Paws

By Robert Paul Reyes

It`s late June in Virginia, and that means that it`s sizzling outside, and most Virginians are cooling off in the comfort of their air-conditioned homes.

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My dog, Mandy, loves to walk regardless if it`s snowing or sweltering outside, and I walk her almost every day of the year.

When I go walking with Mandy in the heat of the summer I keep in mind that dark colors absorb heat, thus I typically wear white shorts and white shirt.

But I`m also aware that the color black also applies to asphalt, and when it`s upwards of 90 degrees outside, asphalt can reach scorching temperatures of around 150 degrees. Needless say that can burn your doggie`s paws.

By all means walk your canine companion in the heat of the summer, but exercise caution by walking him on lawns as much as possible, and shortening your daily walk.

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