Countryside Veterinary Hospital
With summer coming we wanted to talk just a moment about leaving pets in
cars. Dogs eliminate heat by panting. While they do have some sweat
glands in their feet, it only minimally helps with heat dissipation. Here are some facts about
how quickly it can get dangerously hot in your car:
* When it's 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour.
* When it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees Fahrenheit within 10 minutes.
* Rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.