Summer Safety: The Dangers of Leaving Pets in a Hot Car! (Infographic)

It should be a given fact: leaving your pet inside a hot vehicle is a no-no, but not all people know that leaving their dogs inside parked vehicles when the temperatures climb above 90 degrees Fahrenheit could even be fatal for our furry friends.

Every year, more and more cases of dogs who are left in parked cars are recorded. Sadly, this means that the number of pets who suffer and die also rise.

Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs. It literally takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. As a matter of fact, each minute that passes means increased danger for your dog, who can become overheated and suffer from heat stroke in a matter of minutes. Some cases, varying on the circumstances, they can even go into cardiac arrest and die.

Some people also assume that leaving them inside a vehicle alone is fine, just make sure that you leave the windows opened, they would be just fine. Well, that’s wrong. Cars heat up more than you think.

Summer Safety The Dangers of Leaving Pets in a Hot Car