Here’s another good reason to get up early during the hot summer months: It’s the safest time to walk the family dog. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. is when temperatures are at their hottest, and the surfaces your dog’s paws walk on are dangerously hot, too. Walking on surfaces like macadam and concrete during those peak-heat hours can cause burns and make your dog very uncomfortable. Try to move their regular walks to morning and early evening hours to protect their paws, or limit them to shaded or grass-covered areas instead during the day.
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