Monday, 13 January 2014

Dogs die in hot cars!

It takes just six minutes or less for an animal to suffer severe heat exhaustion in a car and die.


Tests conducted by Melbourne’s Metropolitan Ambulance Service on a 29 degree day with the car’s air conditioning having cooled the interior to a comfortable 20 degrees showed it took just 10 minutes for the temperature to more than double to 44 degrees. In a further 10 minutes it had tripled to a deadly 60.2 degrees. As with humans, exposure to these types of temperatures can be extremely dangerous.


It's going to be an incredibly hot week so please take care of your doggy friends and refer to the RSPCA article below for detailed information and great advice about keeping dogs cool in extreme heat!

http://rspcavic.org/health-and-behaviour/dogs/dogs-in-hot-cars 
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