With forecasted highs near 100 and the heat index reaching 110 throughout the crossroads area, it is safe to say it is HOT OUTSIDE!  Just imagine how it feels on your doggy's paws.  Let's start out with this basic rule. If the pavement feels too hot for your barefoot, it is too hot for Pluto's. Press your bare hands or feet on sunny pavement for at least 7-8 seconds to assess heat level. If it is uncomfortable for you, then it is too hot for your dog. Don't go for a walk and find another way to exercise or spend time with your dog.

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AIR TEMPERATURE     ASPHALT TEMPERATURE

77                                   125

86                                   135

87                                    143

When the temperature is upwards of 90 degrees outside, the asphalt of streets and parking lots can reach much more dangerous temperatures, around 150 degrees! At 125 degrees skin destruction can occur in just 60 seconds. At 135 to 143 degrees an egg can fry in 5 minutes at 131 degrees! Always check the asphalt prior to allowing your pet to walk on it.  PAWS WILL GET BURNED!  

NATIONAL DOG DAY:

National Dog Day 2021 is coming up on Thursday, August 26. So let's get ready to celebrate all our furry friends in the best ways possible! Just in case you didn't know, National Dog Day was first established in 2004 by pet & family lifestyle advocate Colleen Paige. This day is aimed at raising awareness about adopting these animals who are currently in rescue centers. This day also promotes dog ownership of all breeds, pure and mix. Embrace National Dog Day 2021 as an opportunity for all dogs to live a safe, happy, and abuse-free life. Share a pic of your fur baby and tell us about them below and we could use them in an article.

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