7 Reasons NOT to leave your Dog in the Car

Posted by wadmin on Monday, June 1, 2015
Gresham Animal Hospital_7 Reasons NOT to leave your Dog in the Car

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Summer has arrived! During the nice weather we all enjoy taking our dogs with us wherever we go but we also want to keep our dogs safe, and that might mean leaving your pet companion at home if you are going somewhere dogs are not welcome.

With temperatures on the rise, it’s important to know the facts on why you should never leave your dog in the car:

1. Cars Aren’t Cool

A car’s temperature will rise approximately 40°F in an hour, even on a relatively cool 72°F day.

2. Cars Heat Up Fast!

Most of a car’s temperature increase is within the first 30 minutes.

3. Windows Don’t Help

Cracking your windows doesn’t stop the heat from increasing. In a paper in the journal Pediatrics, it was shown that cars with the windows cracked still reached the same temperature as those with the windows closed.

4. Your Car Becomes an Oven on Hot Days

On a hot day, cars can reach 120°F in just a few minutes.

5. Shade Doesn’t Help

Dogs can succumb to heatstroke even when the car is in the shade.

Gresham Animal Hospital cares about your Dog. Read our Tips for Dogs at: www.greshamanimalhospital.com/10-tips-for-dogs/

SRC: Learn more reasons Not to leave your dog in the car at: www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-care/gallery-7-reasons-to-never-leave-your-dog-in-a-car-summersafetytips/

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.