Thursday, December 05 | 07:24 AM
FACTS ON DOGS AND HEAT
- Many pets die each year as a result of being left in parked cars during warm weather.
- Temperatures inside a parked car, even with the windows open and in the shade, can rapidly reach very dangerous levels, even on a relatively mild summer day.
- A dog’s normal body temperature is about 39º C (102º F). Because of a limited ability to sweat, even a short time in a hot environment can be life threatening.
- A dog can withstand a body temperature of 41º C (106º F) for only a short time before suffering irreparable brain damage or even death.
If you find a pet that you think may be suffering from heat exhaustion, and the owner cannot be quickly located, please call your local Ontario SPCA Branch, Humane Society or the Police.
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No Hot Pets Poster
No Hot Pets Leaflet
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