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Dog boots can be very helpful in protecting her feet from hot pavement and rough rocky ground. Asphalt and even dark colored rocks can hold heat for a period of time after they are out of the sun so it is important to feel the area where she will be playing. If you can’t keep your hand on it for over 30 seconds it is too hot for her as well. Other things to consider are to avoid the heat of the day when playing or exercising. There can be other concerns in certain pets depending on their anatomy or their overall health. Your local vet can let you know if there is any concerns specific to your pet.
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