Protect Your Pet's Paws From Hot Pavement.
Just like we depend on our feet, our pets (dogs and cats) rely on their paws to get to where they need to go. So, it is important that we take care of our pet's paws.
The pad's on a dog's paw is designed to provide protection. They give extra cushion, traction, shock absorption to protect joints, and insulation for extreme weather.
The pads of a dog's paw is the toughest skin on their body. The pads are made of a tough outer layer of skin and fat. This tough skin helps prevent injuries and abrasions. To help keep the pads cool, the pads consist of Exocrine sweat glands.
Damage to the paws and pads can occur within 60 seconds at 125°F. On a sunny day, the pavement can reach up to 143°F. It only take 131°F to fry an egg.
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