Do you ever leave you pet in the car? Even just for a little bit? As the hottest summer in years continues to assault the West-Coast, it’s more important than ever to understand the dangers of leaving a pet inside a car for as little as a half hour. In this new informative video, a veterinarian spends 30 minutes locked away in a vehicle. Even with all four windows partially opened, the intense heat rapidly descends upon him. The point of the exercise is to show what a dog feels like when left inside a parked car.
Within five minutes, the vet suffers from heat over 100 degrees. By thirty minutes the heat is measured at 117 degrees. Again, this is with all four windows left open to “allow the breeze to roll in.”
The vet explains the horrors of the hot car affect dogs physically, as well as mentally. The vet can see the breeze moving trees in the distance, but cannot feel it which leaves him frustrated. The vet knows he can escape from the car, but for a dog the endless heat seems like it will never stop. Furthermore, the vet is able to sweat to cool his body down. Dogs lack sweat glands, and have no way to regulate their body temperature inside the car.
The vet finishes his experiment with a firmer stance that ever that pets should never be left alone inside a hot vehicle. Dogs do die this way, and even if they don’t, the incredible pain and anguish they feel is unjust and unfair.
Send this video to any dog owner you know. Once they see what really happens to a dog locked inside a hot car, they will never do it again.