Normal, Illinois (WMBD) —Rising temperatures in central Illinois pose a risk to pets as well as people.
In the hottest heat, asphalt temperatures can exceed 125 degrees Celsius, and according to the Central Illinois Humanitarian Association, dog paws can be as seriously burned as humans.
Humane Society manager Jane Kerman said her feet are sensitive and that if she gets burned, it will take some time to heal. She said that if the dog owner is hot, the dog is also hot.
She advises people not to take a walk with your dog in the middle of the afternoon.
“I walk them early in the morning and walk again in this kind of heat. You don’t have to exercise as you would on a normal day, or if it gets cooler late in the evening, go for a walk.” Mr. Carman says. “Avoid asphalt and sidewalks and walk in the grass.”
Mr. Kerman said he would give his dog plenty of fresh water on a regular basis and be careful not to leave it in a hot car.
The Humane Society of Central Illinois offers tips for protecting dogs from heat
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