Keep Your Pets Healthy and Safe this Summer
As the weather starts to heat up, summer pet safety becomes a “hot” animal welfare issue.
The Animal Rescue League and Boston Veterinary Care want to remind you that leaving a pet inside a parked car is the most common cause of potentially deadly heat stroke.
Remember: Even when it’s only 80 degrees outside, the inside of a car can heat up to more than 120 degrees in just minutes – even with the windows cracked.
- Leaving your pet in a hot car for even a short period of time can have dangerous consequences.
- Even with all the windows cracked, the temperature of your car’s interior can quickly rise to deadly levels.
- Pets don’t sweat the way we do; they cannot cool their bodies efficiently in hot temperatures.
Make seasonal adjustments to your daily routine to keep your pets healthy and safe in the summer heat!