The Danger of Leaving Your Dog in a Hot Car

04 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Dogs die every year because they were left in a hot car. Sadly, this is a fact. So next time when you’re thinking about taking your dog with you when going out, only to leave him waiting for you in the car, think twice!

Even on a sunny day, when it’s not that hot outside, the temperature in a car can get unbearable for your four-legged friend. For example, when outside are 72°F (22°C), inside a car the temperature will get to 117°F (47°C) within an hour, even with the windows rolled down, so you’re virtually leaving your dog in an oven.

Dogs can’t cool down in a hot car, and when they can’t reduce their body temperature, they are very likely to develop heatstroke. Heatstroke can be fatal, and, as responsible pet owners, we should do everything we can to prevent it.

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