All about Concrete Pavements
What can happen along concrete pavements. (Photo Credits)
Concrete can be really hot in the summer, hence stepping barefoot, or even sitting on it can be very uncomfortable, even unthinkable to some.
Pet owners should also be extra mindful about this situation. The organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals reminded pet owners to be conscious about the temperature of concrete pavements when walking their dogs in the summer.
“On an 87-degree day, asphalt temperatures can reach 140 degrees, hot enough to cause burns, permanent damage and scarring after just one minute of contact. Rapid burns and blistering can occur at 150 degrees. Hot sidewalks, pavement and parking lots can not only burn paws, they also reflect heat onto dogs’ bodies , increasing their risk of deadly heatstroke. If you wouldn’t put your dog in a frying pan, please don’t make him or her walk on hot pavement. Always test the pavement with your hand before setting out (too hot to touch is too hot for Spot), walk early in the morning or late at night when it’s cooler, carry water and take frequent breaks in shady spots and never make dogs wear muzzles that restrict their breathing.”
Read the rest of PETA’s reminders here.
A Good Example
This pet owner featured over at Examiner.com has been sensitive enough to protect his dog from the dangers of walking on really hot concrete pavement.
“A homeless man in Glendale, Arizona, was recently on the receiving end of help after a good Samaritan noticed him struggling to care for his dog. Lisa Peterson spoke to the man and learned that the pavement is so hot that he was carrying his dog, “Roger,” around-the-clock, in order to spare him from burning his feet.”
Check out the photos and read the rest of the post here.
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LittleThings meantime featured an inspiring story about a teenager who hit her head in the pavement, was pronounced brain dead, and suddenly became conscious following a pray over session. “That’s when Jeff Stickel entered her life and changed everything. A chiropractor and devout Christian, Jeff heard Taylor’s story and had wanted to visit her. But when he walked into her hospital room and saw her condition, he decided against working on her. But before leaving, he asked the Hales if they would join him in a prayer. Jeff placed his hand on the unconscious teen’s neck, and the family bowed their heads. That afternoon, Taylor’s life support was going to be turned off.”
Read the rest of the post here.
Have you ever heard other stories about concrete pavements?