Information taken from the RSPCA website.
As the weather heats up and after a year of lockdowns and restrictions, it's inevitable that many of us will be wanting to explore the great outdoors and seeking the perfect staycations with our four legged friends. With the reality being that dogs are not welcomed everywhere, the RSPCA are urging the public to carefully plan outings and to safeguard their dogs' from heatstroke this summer.
Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999.
Many people still believe that it's ok to leave a dog in a car on a warm day if the windows are left open or they're parked in the shade, but the truth is, it's still a very dangerous situation for the dog.
A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn't feel that warm. When it's 22 degrees outside, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour.
Last Updated on Wednesday, June 14, 2023