|Harley is one cool Husky.|
First, before we start talking about why our dogs cool, let's talk about what the significance of today is.
|Be the Change!|
|Chloe took the Pledge!|
"When it was 72 degrees outside, a car’s internal temperature climbed to 116 degrees within one hour."
|Gibson's cool...in the pool.|
|Gibson took the Cool Dog Pledge!|
- Especially vulnerable to heat-related illness because they can only cool off by panting and through the pads in their feet.
- Even seemingly mild days are dangerous. In a Stanford University study, when it was 72 degrees outside, a car’s internal temperature climbed to 116 degrees within one hour.
- Enclosed cars heat up quickly. In a study by San Francisco State University, when it was 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car rose to 99 degrees in 10 minutes and 109 degrees in 20 minutes.
- A dog’s normal body temperature is between 101 to 102.5 degrees; a dog can only withstand a high body temperature for a short time before suffering nerve damage, heart problems, liver damage, brain damage or even death.
- Studies show that cracking the windows has little effect on a vehicle’s internal temperature.
|Bandit loves to be a cool dog!|
- help get the word out about the dangers of leaving a pet in a hot car, even with the windows rolled down they are in danger,
- educating folks on how to prevent pet deaths from being left in a hot car, and
- reminding people to never leave their pet in a car during the warm weather season. (Yes, I said "warm." Remember the statistic above about when it is a warm 72ºF day, temps inside a car can reach 116ºF?)
|Wolf wants You to be Cool!|
In the meantime, enjoy the warmer weather, stay safe, watch out for pets in hot cars (get help if you see one), and be cool!