What Happens to A Dog in a Hot Car?
You've undoubtedly heard that it's a bad idea to leave Fido in your car during the summer. Doing so can even earn you a fine from the Austin Police Department. But did you know that this isn't just an issue when the temperatures rocket past 100?
Every year, dogs (and children) in Texas die from heat stroke from being left in cars. Even when it's only 70 degrees outside, the temperature in your car can be as hot as 110 degrees -- and cracking the window makes little difference!
When your dog's body temperature hits 109 degrees, they suffer from irreversible brain damage, seizures, coma and death. But even before that point, they can suffer damage to their kidneys, stomach, liver and brain.
Check out the infographic below to learn just how serious an issue this is and please spread this to every dog owner you know -- education is the best way to prevent these tragedies!
And if you see a dog left in a car, what should you do? CALL 9-1-1! Many people feel uncomfertable calling 9-1-1 in this situation, but it could save a life!