Leaving pets in parked cars can be a deadly combination.
Have you ever considered any of these statements?
It’s not that hot.
I will only be gone for 5 minutes.
I will leave the windows cracked.
I will park in the shade.
Even on an 85 degree day, with the windows slightly open, the temperature inside a car can reach 102 degrees. On warmer days or in darker colored cars, the temperature can sky-rocket in a matter of minutes.
A dog’s normal body temperature is 101 to 102.5 degrees. A dog can only withstand a body temperature over 106 degrees for a very short time before suffering irrepairable brain damage – or even death.
If your dog is overcome by heat exhaustion, by any means, immediately soak him or her down with COOL water (not cold water) and take to your veterinarian ASAP.