I was running errands last week and spotted this in the car right next to me: Yup, a dog locked in a car. I don’t think he’d been there for long, as he wasn’t panting, but still … Did you know that on an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows cracked can reach 102-degress in just 10 minutes? It might not feel hot to you outside, but couple the quickly climbing temps in the car with a dog’s inferior natural cooling system (just pads, nose and panting) and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Leave your dog at home unless he’s accompanying you to your final destination, folks. It’s just not worth the risk. Read about more hot weather safety tips here.
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