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Summer temperatures bring potential safety risks for people and pets

Humans aren’t the only ones affected by high temperatures. They also take a toll on pets. Here’s a slogan to remember – it’s even hotter on the ground. According to an Idaho Humane Society Facebook post, if it’s 77 degrees out, asphalt and tarmac can reach 125 degrees. To avoid burning your dog’s paws, walk early in the morning or late in the evening. Keep to natural grass or invest in a pair of booties. The Human Society also said people should follow the seven-second rule. Hold the back of your hand on the pavement for seven seconds. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for you dog. Read more…

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