Now that the scorching summer heat is upon us, it can be near unbearable to go outside. We’ve all been there before, not wanting to leave your house because it’s just too hot and dealing with the heat just seems like way too much. The feeling becomes even worse when you get in a car that has been baking in the sun for hours and your skin sticks to it and the metal part of your seat belt practically burns your skin off. And if you have dark interior...multiply that heat by a million because that's approximately how many degrees your car is when you get inside.
So, if we all know how hot our cars can get. . .why do some people continue to leave their dogs inside? Your car can heat up to extraordinary temperatures in just a matter of minutes and dogs have no way of opening the door and escaping. You wouldn’t leave your child in a hot car unattended, so why would you do it to your fur baby? Dogs can suffer from heatstroke and dehydration just like humans, even if you leave dog food and water inside.