Panicked, hopeless, and unable to cool down, many dogs left in hot cars die each year. The temperature inside a parked car on a warm day, even with the windows slightly open, can reach 160 degrees or above, causing potential brain damage, heatstroke, and death—all in a matter of minutes. As we approach summer, and on any warm day, leave your dogs safe at home.
Dogs Trust has an important message for pet parents.
Under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog should its body temperature exceed 105°F. As the temperature inside the car rises, in just a matter of minutes, the dog’s suffering will become evident through excessive panting, whimpering or barking. This will develop into a loss of muscle control and ultimately the kidneys will cease to function, the brain will become irreversibly damaged and the heart will stop.
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