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Think of Your Dog as Weather Heats Up – Your Car Is an Oven

A hot dog is great between buns but not when it’s Fido and heat exhaustion! Researching the dangers of hot weather on your car-occupying pet revealed some surprising info. I was inspired by the Summer like temps we have experienced this week. 89 Monday and today climbing into the mid-90s by Saturday but when it comes to your pet overheating in your parked car temps only have to reach the 60s for disaster to befall our fur coat covered canines. Guidelines, suggestions and even laws forbidding animals being endangered in hot cars are available. While this article from King 5 in Seattle has Washington State info. A simple rule of thumb is to leave your dog home if it’s a warm/hot day especially if your journey would necessitate leaving your pet unattended in the car. Remember, heat exhaustion in your pet can occur in just minutes, always have drinking water handy to help pets stay hydrated even on cool days. Mr. Cooper is allowed to sun himself outside but not heat up in a car.

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