With the hottest temperatures so far this year fast approaching, the Humane Society of Central Oregon offered tips Tuesday on keeping your pet safe in the heat — namely, not in your car, dangerous even if “just for a few minutes” with the windows cracked.
If your pet is outside during the day, remember to provide protection from the sun and plenty of fresh water. Remember that older, short muzzle and overweight dogs are more likely to overheat during hot weather. You can provide a wading pool to aid in cooling.
· Leaving your pet in a parked car can be a deadly mistake. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in a few minutes. Even partially open windows won’t protect your pet from heatstroke.[…]