Taking your dog with you in your car is a great way to spend some quality time with your buddy. The only problem is that there will probably be occasions when you have to leave him alone inside the car. Many stores and other public buildings don’t allow dogs on the premises, so he’ll have to sit and wait by himself while you shop or transact business.
This can be especially problematic on a hot summer day. Since you can’t leave your vehicle unattended with the motor running and the air conditioning on, your dog will be left to endure the brutal summer heat. Unfortunately, a hot car can quickly turn into a death trap for any dog.
How Hot Can a Car’s Interior Get?
While many people realize that leaving a dog unattended in a car during periods of extreme heat is a bad idea, the practice can also be dangerous on a “cooler” day. According to the SPCA, research indicates that even when the temperature is a relatively comfortable 74° F, it can reach a scorching 110° F inside a hot car in … Read Entire Post