Pet Safety

Amber Mader | RVT  
Tips and tricks for keeping your pet safe during high temperatures:

When it's hot don't leave your pet in the car!

Even if the temperature outside is only 70 degrees, the inside of your car maybe as much as 20 degrees hotter.

On a day that is 85 degrees, it only takes 10 minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102 degrees.

Within just 30 minutes, the car's interior can reach from 85 degrees to 120 degrees.

Know the symptoms of heat exhaustion: 

  • Excessive panting
  • Drooling
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Increased heart rate and respiratory rate
  • Elevated body temperature

**It is important to make sure your pets have plenty of fresh water and access to a fan, air condition or shade during high temperatures.


  • In 2018-2019 almost 78 pets passed away due to heat exhaustion from being in a hot car.
  • Pets can only survive 2-3 days without water.
  • Dogs are unable to sweat so instead they pant to help cool themselves down.

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