Seasonal Pet Tips in Ames: Pets in Cars
Thinking about bringing Max or Sadie along while you run your errands? If the answer is yes, use caution! Pets are susceptible to heatstroke if exposed to excessively high temperatures, just like people are, and the inside of a car is one of the places where they’re most at risk. This is due to the fact that some owners leave their pets in cars, thinking they’ll be gone for only a few minutes, but they end up being gone for much longer. Others think the interior car temperature won’t get hot enough to pose a threat…but believe it or not, on a 78-degree day, the interior temperature can quickly reach over 100 degrees, putting your pet at risk for heatstroke.
So don’t take any chances with your companion. Unless you can bring them to your destination or bring someone else along to sit in the car with them, leave them at home, where they can be safe from the summer heat.