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Hot cars kill dogs

Hot cars kill dogs! Please don’t leave your dog or cat in a parked car in the spring or summer months, even for a few minutes.

Even on an average day the temperature inside your car can reach an unbearable 160 degrees in the sun. And parking lots do not have shade. Even with the windows partially open, your dog or cat can die of heat prostration within a short time. And, those that survive can suffer unseen brain damage.

Just as you wouldn’t leave an elderly person or a child in a hot car, don’t leave an animal in a hot car.

Your companion animal does not sweat the way we do. Their lungs are their main cooling system. With nothing but overheated air to breathe, they can’t live very long. Please, when the weather is warm, leave your dog or cat in your air conditioned home, or your dog might enjoy that time under a shade tree in your back yard with plenty of clean, fresh drinking water.

Here are some websites about this subject: mydogiscool.com/newsroom/how-hot-is-too-hot, www.wikihow.com/Travel-by-Car-with-Your-Dog.

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