As the sun heats up roads, sidewalks and sand, the pads of your dog's feet need to be protected from burns and blisters.
Almost everyone has experienced the unpleasant sensation of standing on a very hot road. How many of us realize the road can be just as dangerous for our dogs?
The signs that a dog has burned pads are limping, refusing to walk, darker than usual pads, blisters, redness, missing parts of the pad or licking and chewing the foot, according to Vetmedicineabout.com.
A dog that has been in the water for a while is more easily injured due to pads that have been softened.
If your dog experiences any of these symptoms, the best treatment is to immediately flush the injured paw with cool water, get the dog to a grassy area, and carry him/her if possible.
As soon as possible, the dog should be checked by a veterinarian. The veterinarian will determine if the dog needs pain medication and/or antibiotics.
The paws should be kept as clean as possible and bandaged until they fully heal.
When taking your dog out with you this summer, be aware of hot surfaces, and try to walk the dog in grassy areas. A wet towel can also be useful for the dog to stand on while loading him/her into the car.
There were storms along the flight path, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.
A storm and cold air forecast to develop at the end of 2014 and linger into the start of 2015 will deliver snow, rain and a frost or freeze to portions of California.
Rain, snow, and unseasonably cold conditions will impact much of the West through the upcoming week with the threat of slippery travel in parts of the Southwest by midweek.
A storm will continue to spread rain and disruptive snow farther to the east across eastern Europe Monday into Tuesday.
As the year comes to a close and people prepare to celebrate the start of 2015, many will be bundling up as cold weather stretches from coast to coast.
Progressively colder conditions are in the offing for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the last days of 2014 and December and into the start of 2015.
Buffalo, NY (2001)
An amazing 26.2" more snow buried the city, bringing the 5 day total (at the airport) to 81.5". The previous record for an entire month was 68.4" in December, 1985. In addition, a new record snow depth was established at 44". All unnecessary travel was banned, and a state of emergency was declared by the governor.
New England (1839)
Third of Triple snowstorms - 24" of snow in Hartford; Worcester pressure: 28.77"; Boston - whole gales swept coast - studied by Redfield & Espy.
Coldest December morning in Iowa: 104 stations averaged -24.6 degrees.