Ellie, asked me to send out a reminder to all Fur Baby Parents.
Never leave your pet in a parked car says Bark About It Store when the outside temperature is above 70 degrees. Not even with the windows partway down, not even in the shade, not even for a quick errand. Dogs and cats can’t sweat like humans, so they pant to lower their body temperature more at Bark About It. If they’re inside a car, recycling very hot air, panting gives no relief, and heat stroke can happen quickly.
Heat stroke can permanently damage a pet’s health very rapidly. The change of only a few degrees to a dog’s normal body temperature can quickly result in coma, organ dysfunction, permanent brain damage or even death.