Now that it’s summer, you might be tempted to bring your pet along while you go run your errands, but this can be a dangerous decision. Even if you plan to be gone for only a few minutes, the interior temperature of your car can reach 100 degrees within minutes, due to the greenhouse effect. This can put your pet at risk for heatstroke, which can be fatal. Initial signs of heatstroke include panting and difficulty breathing.

If you ever see someone else’s pet left alone in a hot car, contact your local humane society or call the police. It’s important that you keep an eye on the pet until someone arrives to make sure it doesn’t begin to exhibit symptoms of heatstroke.

So unless you can bring Max to your destination, or someone else will be going with you to stay in the vehicle with him, it’s best to keep him at home, where he can be safe from the heat!

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