A simple 60 degrees outside can result in 90 degree temperatures inside a vehicle. On a 78 degree day, a car parked in the shade can result in high 90 degree temperatures, and car parked in the sun can result in 160 degree temperatures.
Dogs are unable to sweat like humans do. They can only attempt to cool down by panting and releasing sweat through the pads on their feet. Even with the windows 'cracked' a dog will be breathing overheated air. Within 15 minutes a dog's body temperature can climb from normal to 102.5 degrees and above. This is a deadly temperature which can damage the nervous and cardiovascular systems, cause brain damage, dehydration and may possibly lead to death. (Read On)
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