Source: Animal Protection Institute
The title of this article is the text on one side of
this flyer. Text on reverse reads:
We understand you meant to be kind in taking your dog
with you today, but you could be risking his or her life.
On hot -- or even warm -- sunny days, the inside of a
car heats up very quickly.
Dark colored cars can become very hot inside, even on
days that don't seem too hot to take your dog along. On an 85-degree
day, for example, even with the windows slightly open, the temperature
inside a car can climb to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, to 120 in 30
minutes. On warmer days it will go even higher.
A dog's normal body temperature is 101.0 to 102.5
degrees Fahrenheit. A dog can withstand a body temperature of 107 to 108
degrees Fahrenheit for only a very short time before suffering
irreparable brain damage -- or even death. The inside temperature of the
car is too hot for anyone, especially your dog.
If your dog is overcome by heat exhaustion, immediately
soak him or her down
with water and take to a veterinarian as soon as
The Hot Car Flyer has been designed so that a humane
society or shelter can imprint its name and address on the back. 25 for
$2 For information email API or call 916-731-5521 or 1-800-348-7387.
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