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Veterinarian, Dr. Ernie Ward, set out to see what it feels like for a dog helplessly trapped in a hot car.
Armed with a clock, a thermometer, and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, with the windows cracked, for thirty minutes while the temperature climbed to a sweltering 116 degrees.
The doctor explained, even with the windows cracked, the air in the car was still. Just a few minutes in, and already drenched with sweat—a cooling function that dogs don’t have—Dr. Ward was already starting to reflect on the suffering that dogs must experience in the same situation.
The video below serves as a vivid reminder to pet parents to NOT leave a dog in a hot car, even if only for a few minutes.
Read more about Dr. Ernie at DrErnieWard.com.