Originally posted on Cats & Co:
We can’t repeat it enough that it’s dangerous to leave your pets in the car during hot weather. Vet dr. Ernie Ward shows us how fast and how hot it gets in the car within 30 minutes. He shows it from his perspective and he’s understanding how dogs and other animals will feel in that same situation. Leaving windows open for a few inches doesn’t seem to matter. Within 20 minutes the temperature had raised to 46 Celsius degrees. He’s sweating his ass off, feels like a prisoner in his car. In other words: NEVER leave your pet (and children!) in the car during hot weather. And it doesn’t matter if it’s only for a few minutes.