WARNING: Extreme heat can be deadly to your pet

posted: by: CCAH **Updated 1/6/2017 Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 


A pet should NEVER be left unattended in a parked car when the outside temperature is over 70 degrees. Allowing an animal to be harmed in this way is considered animal abuse. It is illegal and punishable by fines and imprisonment.
A hot day can be deadly to a pet left in a parked car. When the temperature outside is above 70 degrees, a parked car quickly becomes unbearably hot inside within minutes, even with the windows left slightly open.

* In just 10 minutes, the temperature inside your car can reach 102 degrees or hotter.

* In just 30 minutes, the temperature inside your car can reach 120 degrees or hotter.

* At 110 degrees, your pet may have just minutes to live! Your pet will suffer heatstroke, leading to collapse, brain damage and an agonizing death!

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET IN A VEHICLE!! IF YOU THINK YOUR PET IS OVERHEATED CALL YOUR VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY!! IF YOU SEE A PET IN A SITUATION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, CALL YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT!!