Dogs Left in Hot Cars
Posted on May 22, 2015 under Dog Topics
At Pets Best, our mission is to help keep pets healthy, happy and safe in all aspects, from pet insurance coverage to heat safety.
The weather is warming up so remember to play it safe and don’t leave your dog in the car, even on a seemingly “cooler” summer day of 68 degrees! Here are some scary examples of how quickly your car can heat up inside, making it very dangerous for pets left inside.
- On a 68 degree day, in 10 minutes your car can jump up 13 degrees to 81 degrees, and in 60 minutes your car can reach 115 degrees.
- On an 82 degree day, in 10 minutes your car can reach 95 degrees and within 60 minutes your car can reach 129 degrees!
- On a 90 degree day, in 10 minutes your car can reach 102 degrees and within 60 minutes your car can reach 136 degrees!
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*All degrees listed are Fahrenheit.