Sunday, August 26, 2012

No More Dogs in Hot Cars!!

I just don't understand how people bring and leave their dogs inside their cars on warm days.  I see more of this irresponsible behavior than I care to count.  It makes me furious and sick all at the same time.  I realize summer is coming to a close in many parts of the world, but there are still too many high temperature days to be leaving your dog in the car yet...even with the windows down!

What to look for and do...
A dog may be experiencing heat stroke if you see heavy panting, vomiting, drooling and/or weakness.  The dog should be cooled via a cool hose or bath to a temperature of 104.  The dog should be dried and of course taken immediately to the vet.  It is important not to over-cool a dog as well.  Do not encourage a lot of water drinking.  The heavy panting will increase the gulping and taking in of a lot of air.  Water is best held off until the body temperature becomes more normal.

A great resource from the MSPCA of Massachusetts


  1. We could not agree more. I wish there was more we could do to stop this! !

    Your friends,

    Murphy and Stanley

  2. We agree completely Murray, thanks for bringing that to everypup's attention. Those cars heat up so quickly!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  3. Seems like every year we have a story about a dog...or child left in a car. Sometimes people think if they just crack the window it's good enough. We don't get to go in the car much when it's hot.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Some of these people should test out sitting in a hot car!


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