(WVLT) -- If you have a furry friend it can be a “ruff” time to figure out whether they’re comfortable in the summer heat. Sometimes, it just takes a little extra time to give them the protection they need.
Here are WVLT’s top 8 ways to protect your puppy's paws:
1: Use treats to condition dogs to get comfortable with paw inspections.
2: Stay on the grass.
3: Try dog shoes.
4: Check the ground with your own hand. If it's too hot for you, it's too hot for your pooch.
5: Using socks on your dog's paws is a quick and easy fix.
6: Use dog paw wax
7: Check out those paws frequently to see if they are red or blistered.
8: Timing is everything. Walk your dog early or later in the day when the sun isn't so hot.