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Posted on: June 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Pet Safety in Hot Weather

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As summer hits peak temperatures, pet owners are once again reminded that if it's too hot for you outside, it is definitely too hot outside for your dog. As the weather heats up, don't forget that dogs are sensitive to hot temperatures. Walking your dog on hot pavement can lead to blisters and burns.  

Even if the air is tolerable, the pavement may be too hot. We wear shoes to protect our feet from the hot pavement, but a dog's paws are much more vulnerable. If the temperature outside is 88 degrees Fahrenheit, the asphalt can be as hot as 144 degrees Fahrenheit. Ouch! 

For more tips & information on keeping your pets safe this summer call the Butte Silver Bow Animal Shelter at 497-6528, or visit us at 699 Centennial Ave.

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