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    Hot Cars and Heatstroke

    Friends don’t leave friends waiting in hot cars… Leaving a pet in an unventilated automobile is a very common cause of heatstroke and possible death.


    An independent study show the temperature inside a closed car will reach 102 degrees in 10 minutes on a beautiful 85 degree day.  In 30 minutes, the car will reach 120 degrees or more inside. Watch this demonstration on how hot a parked car can get in 5 minutes.

    Never leave an animal in an unventilated vehicle for any period of time. Partially rolling down the windows in a car will not provide enough ventilation, so it may be best to leave the pet at home during warm seasons of the year.  Even with emergency treatment, heatstroke can be fatal. Do your friend a favor and leave him/her at home :)

    Signs of Heatstroke

    • Panting
    • Staring
    • Anxious expression
    • Refusal to obey commands
    • Warm, dry skin
    • High fever
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Vomiting
    • Collapse

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