Swiss police are well aware of how horrible it is to walk around barefoot on boiling tarmac, so they’re urging dog owners to buy dog shoes for their four-legged pals to protect them in high temperatures.
While dogs’ feet are tougher than ours, it still hurts them to walk around barefoot in the heat – so according to public broadcaster SRF, police are launching the Hot Dog campaign to educate dog owners on how to protect their best pals.
The heatwave means that Switzerland has had one of their hottest summers since records began, and 30 degrees can feel like 50-55 on the ground.
Zurich police spokesperson Michael Walker said
: ‘When a dog walks on hot asphalt, he can burn his feet – just like a human walking barefoot.’
They are also advising that owners don’t leave dogs in hot cars, and give them plenty of water.
The campaign includes photos of their service dogs wearing shoes, which many of them do to protect their feet and surfaces they touch.
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