This dog's pads burned off while on walk on hot pavement

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With late spring and summer heat comes hot pavement, and one veterinary hospital is warning dog owners about walking your dog.

Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital in Washington state posted a series of disturbing photos showing a dog with burned paw pads.

"Olaf" burned his paws after a mile-long walk on hot pavement. The hospital said he wasn't whining or limping and his owner had no idea what happened.

"He is one tough cookie," read the post.

A key rule for dog owners is if the pavement is too hot for your hand, it's too hot for your dogs' paw pads.

Contributing: KTRK

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