Lilo Says: Keep Paws Safe on Hot Pavement

Hot summer temperatures = hot asphalt! Lilo (and Sgt. Gregory Beveridge of the Meadville City Police Department) have some advice on keeping your pet’s paws safe when walking.

When outside air temperature is measured at 77 degrees, asphalt in direct sunlight has been measured at 125 degrees. At 87 degrees, asphalt can reach temps of up to 143 degrees, scorching your poor pet’s paws! Try pressing your hand against the surface for at least 7-8 seconds to check the heat level. If it is too hot for you, then it is too hot for your dog. Reschedule your walk for later in the day or earlier in the morning.