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Vet warns against walking dogs on hot sidewalks

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 13:01:03-04

Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital posted a warning on their Facebook page - protect your pups from burning their paws.

A golden retriever named Olaf visited the Washington State clinic with severely burned paws after walking on a trail with his owner. The clinic said Olaf and his owner walked a full mile on the trail before the owner noticed Olaf's paws were burning - Olaf wasn't even limping or whining.

Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital said a good rule of thumb to protect your furry friends is to put your hand on the sidewalk - if it's too hot for your hand, it's too hot for their paws.