Keeping animals cool this summer

July 12, 2017 | western

Don’t leave your dog in a car on a hot day! How many times have we heard that? And how many times do we hear on the news about someone leaving their pet in the car?  A study by McMaster University found that within 20 minutes on a 95 degree F day, the temperature of a small car that was just air-conditioned can exceed 122 degrees F within 20 minutes and soar to 150 degrees F within 40 minutes? (Leaving the window slightly didn’t help.) –  on a cooler 78 degree day, temperatures inside a car parked in the shade can reach 90 degrees or higher — and reach 160 degrees if the car is in the sun. So please be considerate and mindful that even if you park your car in the shade your pet may still be in danger. For more information on how to protect your pet go to:

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