Summer is here! The weather is getting warmer each day. Leaving a dog in a vehicle with warm weather is hazardous to your dog’s health. Dog’s normal body temperature is higher than ours. They also don’t handle extreme heat as well since they do not sweat. Dog’s expel body heat by panting.
Here is a great website with a video explaining how quickly it can heat up inside of a car, even with the windows cracked.
Even if you are only gone for a few minutes, temperatures inside a car rise very quickly. If your pet is left behind, they have nowhere to escape and can become distressed. This will cause their body temperature to rise even faster.
Please don’t leave pets in an unattended vehicle. Leave your pet at home or take them to a store where dogs are allowed inside. If you see a pet in a hot car, you can call local authorities to report the vehicle.