TAMS are reminding you all that it’s too hot to leave dogs in the car, no matter how much they might enjoy the ride:
With the warm weather well and truly upon us, Domestic Animal Services (DAS) today reminded Canberrans to plan ahead and avoid leaving their dog in a parked car for any period of time.
“If you are planning a trip in the car with your best friend, please plan ahead. Leaving your dog in a parked car for even the shortest period of time could end in tragedy,” Deputy Registrar of Domestic Animal Services, Julie Angove, said today.
“Dogs can die from heat exhaustion and dehydration in a matter of minutes. As they have a coat, dogs only sweat through their paws, so can overheat very quickly. Even if you leave your car window open for your pet to receive fresh air, the heat inside a parked car could still seriously damage its health.
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“If you are going out shopping, then plan ahead and leave your dog at home with plenty of shade and water.”