8 thoughts on “Air Temperature vs. Asphalt Temperature

    • Leslie

      I have seen dogs at the vet’s office with their feet wrapped from burns from cement. This is not hogwash. It depends on how long they are made to walk, stand etc on the asphalt. And I would guess when it is hot outside, humans don’t casually walk across the asphalt but rather run, hopping and expressing repeated “ouch” on the way across. 😊

    • Winddancerlp

      I have seen dogs at the vet’s office with their feet wrapped from burns from cement. This is not hogwash. It depends on how long they are made to walk, stand etc on the asphalt. And I would guess when it is hot outside, humans don’t casually walk across the asphalt but rather run, hopping and expressing repeated “ouch” on the way across.

  1. Bee

    I would agree with that. 77 degrees and the asphalt being 125? I seriously doubt that. Now, once we get into the 90s and up, I won’t even walk on sand anymore, but my dogs still do on their own, without me making them.

    • Winddancerlp

      I have seen dogs at the vet’s office with their feet wrapped from burns from cement. This is not hogwash. It depends on how long they are made to walk, stand etc on the asphalt. And I would guess when it is hot outside, humans don’t casually walk across the asphalt but rather run, hopping and expressing repeated “ouch” on the way across.

  2. Anonymous

    I’m a K-9 Handler with a local Sheriff’s Office and I can say that this is not hogwash…. We have actually tested some of these theories with a high dollar digital thermometer and at 72 degrees outside at 930 in the morning the asphalt is already at almost 110 degrees. with that being said are these numbers 100% accurate? No because you have to take in consideration humidity and wind temps and shade, but do you really want to take a chance with your fur baby. I got my partner a pair of dog boots due to what she is trained to do she is on the asphalt a lot. I want to protect her paws as much as possible so if it is over 75 degrees outside Ill test the asphalt with the back of my hand and put her boots on her to protect her paws. It may sometimes be over reacting but better safe than sorry.

  3. Danny

    Can’t believe that woman, copying her comment, and re-posting It after each & every post. It lost ALL MEANING. The second time I saw it. Sad affair when 1 person has a need to control an unbiased comment section. My own, independent, biased opinion: I have a very special Service Dog for my Diabetes & Epilepsy. He is a Jack Russell. Only 16 pounds to sleep next to my head, to work all night. A high energy dog, I walk him 1.2 miles, twice daily. Extremely important to protect what protects me. In 100% agreement with the K-9 owner. I use my hand on the asphalt, (my feet have NO FEELINGS.) If it feels remotely hot, I will carry my dog from shade to shade, grass to more grass. I refuse to let ignorance of real safety tests, hurt my adopted best friend.

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