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    advice on driveways being harmful to dogs' feet

    Driveway Contractors

    Is it true that driveways and similar surfaces are harmful to dogs’ feet? I’ve read a little on the subject and it does concern me as I have two border collies and especially with the way the weather’s been lately, I don’t want them burning their feet during the summer months. If it is true, what can I do to protect them? Is it best to only walk them in the evening when it's cool during the summer months? Is there anything else I can do, like a cream or product that I could add so that it wouldn’t hurt or damage their feet? Any thoughts? Thanks!

    Asked by Mo on 20th Aug 2020
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    B M Property Services

    This will come down to the type of surface they are being exposed to.
    Concrete, Tarmac, Chip & Tar, Stone (chip), Resin bonded surfaces, there are two types - Resin bound surfaces smooth finish or resin bonded stone finish. These are but a few of the type of surfaces that are out there today. Without more specifics it is rather difficult to help you."

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Oakley construction and surfacing LTD

    "Sealing your driveway will reflect the suns UV Ray's,
    Regarding the dogs health if you'd like to walk them
    When its hotter weather, either evening or early morning
    I'm a dog owner the way to tell is if you can go out and put
    Your hand on the pavement without it burning it shall be sufficient for your dog,

    Answered on 23rd Aug 2020 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
    Galmay Contractors

    "Dog feet get burnt from products like tarmac that heat in the sun and get very warm . Concrete isn’t as bad but can still cause some issues to the pads of dogs feet"

    Answered on 20th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Brandes Roofing Limited

    "Well tarmac gets warm in hot weather, as for driveway blocks or concrete I would say none of the previous would hurt any animals feet, we would not install them if this was the case."

    Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "Most surfaces get hot in the heat so can all harm dogs. Tarmac is known to get hot and melt a bit at times in really high heat but as I said all surfaces get hot"

    Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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