May 12, 2020

These tips will help keep your furry friend safe during the hot months to come

Summer is here and as Arizona residents know, you really can cook an egg on the sidewalk.

More importantly for our four-legged friends, surface temperatures can exceed 160 degrees Fahrenheit in only 100-degree weather. And if you wouldn't want to go barefoot on the pavement, your dog probably doesn't either. 

So whether you’re a seasoned dog owner or you recently adopted a new furry friend, check out these tips from Assistant Professor Jennifer Vanos, an extreme heat researcher from the ASU School of Sustainability, on how to keep your pet safe during walks.

pavement heat infographic

Infographic by Alex Davis/ASU Now