Car or oven? To your dog, there is no difference
by Dayna Dreger, author of Life is Better with Sheltie Hair
As the weather warms up we need to reconsider taking FiFi and Rover along for a car ride. An idle car left in a parking lot can quickly reach temperatures dangerous to the health of your dog. An outdoor temperature of 85F (29C) can see interior car temperatures of upwards of 102F (39C) within 10 minutes and 120F (48C) within 30 minutes, even with the windows cracked open! Dogs can only withstand body temperatures of 108F (42C) for a couple of minutes without risk of sustaining brain damage. Your dog will be safer and happier waiting for you at home than coming along for the ride, only to be left in the car. "Just a minute" may be a minute too long.
This is so true! I do not take April unless it is somewhere that I can take her in like the cleaners or to staples where I take her but I carry her in my arms and also I take her into Dollar General store even though it says no pets because I used to take her in as a baby in my purse and her tiny head would be peeking out and I was trying so hard to socialize her with every kind of human being there is and every kind of dog there is so she would not be jumpy and a barkey bitey dog!
Now during the winter, I will take her. But even then we have mild winters here in the south and I have had flowers blooming until well after Christmas sometimes. I bet it is the same for Rosa (Cactusflower). These are our life our Poodles and I know ya'll would never take your Poodle and leave them in the car in the summer but I can't tell you how many horrible scenes I have seen on the animal planet on those animal shelter houston shows or animal heros detroit. OMG People are so stupid and hateful to their pets. I swear I could not do that kind of work, I would get so mad I might attack someone and physically harm then over the way some dogs and cats and birds and horses are treated. If they will treat animals that way, wonder how they treat their kids and elderly. shudder.
Mary in Alabama
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