The Dangers of Leaving your Pet in a Hot Car
Written by: Mirah Lucas
It’s starting to heat up outside. This beautiful weather means more time on the go with the pups. Remember that their bodies react much differently to heat than ours. PALSavesKids will always unlock.
Instead of sweating like humans, dogs cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paws. Stuffy cars and hot upholstery can hinder your dog’s cool-down process. A dog’s body temperature can climb from normal to deadly levels in as little as 15 minutes.
Warning Signs of Heat Stroke:
- Heavy Panting
- Lack of Coordination
- Profuse Salvation
- Rapid Pulse
- Red Gums and Tongue
If your dog or a stranger’s dog is locked in a vehicle, call your Pop-A-Lock Jacksonville at 904-354-8566 and a trained locksmith will come out and unlock the vehicle.