Parked Cars Extremely Dangerous for Pets

You officially know it is summer in Texas when you can’t get in your car for a few minutes until the AC kicks in. It is especially true if you have leather seats in your Chevy or GMC, otherwise you’ll be sticking to the seats and sweating in an attempt to cool down. Let’s face it sometimes all you think about during the summer in Texas is how can I stay cool.

Well while concern for yourself is important, you also need to consider your passengers – especially four-legged ones that bark. That’s because your dog can’t sweat, so while it may be hot for you parked cars can be extremely dangerous for pets. Why do we bring this up? Because despite the warnings, people still leave their dogs in parked cars during the summer. Even with the windows rolled down a little, this is not an okay way to treat man’s best friend.

The star of that video is Dr. Ernie Ward, known as “America’s Pet Advocate,” by demonstrating how hot it gets in a car parked in the sun, he hoped to persuade people never to leave their dogs in that type of situation again.

“The whole point of this exercise is to see what this would feel like to a dog to be stuck in a car.” Ward said. “You’re helpless, you have no control over what’s happening, you don’t understand what’s happening, you just know that your body is getting so overheated that you could be in real danger.”

At Hanner Chevrolet, we hope to never again see a dog locked in a parked in a car, suffering from the intense heat of the Texas sun. Help us by sharing this blog with every pet owner you know!

Leaving your dog in this type of car is completely okay as long as they look this cute though!

Leaving your dog in this type of car is completely okay as long as they look this cute though!

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