Did you know 100’s of dogs die each years from being left in hot parked cars: according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Ten minutes is all it takes your parked car to rise 20 degrees. That means that on a 75-degree day in 10 minutes the temperature in the car will be 95-degrees. The dog has no water or fresh air.
Zero is the number of degrees cooler your car will be with the windows cracked.
Eighty-three degrees in the car is the temperature at which your dog can begin to suffer from heat exhaustion.
One hundred fifty degrees is the temperature it can feel like to a dog in a fur coat on a 75-degree day with 75 percent humidity. A dog's normal body temperature is 100-102.5 degrees.
One hundred six degrees is the core body temperature at which your dog can suffer a heatstroke that could be fatal. These numbers are staggering. Please do not leave your animals in a parked car on a warm to hot day.
This information was obtained from the American veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Pet Insurance.
If you have questions about preventing heatstroke contact Dr. Underwood of Trumann Animal Clinic at email@example.com