When it's really unbearably hot out this summer, don't forget to keep your animals' safety in mind.
One simple trick for keeping your pet's paws safe is currently going viral after it was posted on Facebook by Moon Valley Canine Training in Sonoma, California.
The trick: "Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it for five seconds, it's too hot to walk your dog."
It's simple, and highly effective.
The trick may seem obvious, but it sends an important message to be mindful of your pet's pain and discomfort, which isn't always obvious. Plus, it also probably applies to anyone walking around barefoot in summer, especially children.