Washington state veterinarians have an important warning for dog owners as we head into summer. A dog, named Olaf, was walking on a trail for a mile in high heat before his owner noticed his paws were severely burned by the ground, and took the animal to the Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital. The owner noted that even with the injuries, Olaf never whined or limped. The hospital wrote about the incident on Facebook, noting, "A good rule of thumb is if the pavement is too hot for your hand, it's too hot for your dog's pads." Poor Olaf's burns were so bad that his paw pads were completely gone, exposing raw muscle. The hospital carefully wrapped his paws in blue bandages so they can heal. They say that pets may show physical signs of pain by licking their feet, and if you think your pet gets burned-- seek professional help to avoid possible infection.
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