The temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes! You should never leave pets unattended in a vehicle in the summer months as heatstroke and death can occur within minutes in warm temperatures.
- If you are taking a road trip, you can keep your pets cool by placing ice packs in their crates. You also want to make sure the crate being used to transport your animals on a long trip is well ventilated.
- Putting sunshades on your car windows can also help keep the inside of your car cool and more suitable for your pets to spend short amounts of time.
- Bring along fresh water, a bowl, and a tarp or tent so you can set up a shady spot when you stop.
- For dogs, you can keep a spray bottle filled with water to spritz on them to help cool them down.