May 17, 2015
[Click for Audio] As summer temperatures rise, so do potential
dangers for our pets.
Things you can do to prevent heat related injuries are:
If you leave a pet in the car you need to check on them every few minutes - No Exceptions!
When the temperature outside is 80 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 100 degrees in 15 minutes, and 120 degrees in 30 minutes, even with the windows open half-way. This can be fatal!
Once the outside temperature reaches 70, if your pet doesn't need to go with you, the best place for them is probably at home.
Do not rely on the vehicle's air conditioning, or if you do, you must continue to check on your pet every few minutes to ensure that the vehicle and AC are still running.
Enjoy the summer but please make sure you keep yourself and your pet safe and comfortable