During the summer, it is not uncommon to see dogs alone in a car with the windows closed.
This is very dangerous! The car can quickly turn into a deadly trap.
At 30 degrees Celsius, the temperature inside your car will climb up to 44 degrees in less than 10 minutes. After half an hour, it can rise above 49 degrees Celsius.
Above 41 degrees, the dog can develop heat-stroke, which can be fatal.
In addition to the lack of ventilation and combined with the sun’s intensity, factors like humidity or the actual color of the car or even the type of seat covers can all increase the risk of heatstroke.
Signs of heat-stroke include, panting quickly, hot and dry skin ,shiny red gums and sometimes vomiting. Then the animal usually collapses,slips into a coma and death soon follows.
How to avoid it? Simple: never leave your pet, whatever it is, in your car during the summer.
If unfortunately, your dog was left in the car and it shows signs of heat-stroke: you must immediately lower its temperature, but do it gradually giving him a bath or by spraying it with water. Then, immediately contact your veterinarian or local emergency services.