Did you know, the inside temperature of a car can reach 49 degrees in just 30 minutes, even with the windows left open?
Reminding ALL dog owners to remember the dangers of leaving your dog in the car on warm days – BASICALLY DO NOT DO IT
A car can become very hot, even when it doesn’t feel that warm outside. Dogs regulate their body temperature by panting, and in a small enclosed space, a panting dog will not be able to get enough fresh air to keep their temperature at a safe level. They can become dangerously overheated inside of a vehicle within just a few minutes, which can lead to dehydration, heatstroke, and even death.
Advice from the experts at the Pet Health Helpline
1. Don’t leave pets in the car – even for a minute
2. Hot pavements can burn your dogs paws, which can be a real problem for certain breeds with very thin pads. Walk dogs during the cooler hours or on the grass if possible
3. Offer fresh water at all times
If you are concerned about a dog, take these simple steps:
1. Find the owner
2. Call 999 if pet is in distress
3. Cool the pet down and offer cool water to drink