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Exposure to hot pavement can cause heat stress, burn dogs' pads

Animal Care Center in Tucson, Ariz., is handling 10 to 15 cases of heat-related neglect or abuse each day, says director Kristen Auerbach, including a case in which a person left a dog in a car on a 100-degree day while applying for a license at the center. Exposure to hot pavement can cause dogs to overheat quickly and burn their paws, and protective booties restrict their ability to release body heat.

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