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Here’s Why You Should *NEVER* Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car on a Warm Day


Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward set out to see what it feels like for a dog helplessly trapped in a hot car – with the windows cracked. Armed with a clock,a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, where it took only a few minutes for the temperature to reach to a sweltering – deadly – 116 degrees.

Humans sweat, Dr Ward explains, but dogs don’t have that cooling function. Their internal body temperature rises and in the 30 minutes a dog would be dead.

NEVER leave your dog in a car on a warm day – even with the windows open, even in the shade, even for a few minutes. NEVER.

Hat Tip to Toby Bloomberg

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Jill Elliot

I totally agree with Dr, Ward, Never leave your dog in a parked car with windows open or closed if you are not with the dog. Dog’s can very quickly suffer heat stroke, The best treatment would be to rush the dog to a veterinary hospital. Any delay can cause series damage and death.