Dogs die in hot cars

Many people believe it’ll never happen to them, yet every year people gamble with their beloved dog’s life and every summer dogs die in hot cars. Warm weather offers the perfect opportunity to get out and about with your four legged friend, but don’t forget that a warm day for us is even hotter when you have a fur coat on! 

Put yourself in their paws. Even parked in the shade with the windows open, a car can quickly become an oven. When it’s 22°C outside, within an hour the temperature in a car can reach an unbearable and deadly 47°C. If your dog’s internal body temperature exceeds 41°C, it can be fatal. 


Think how frightening that must be, with no way of escape. If you’re out and about this summer, we wouldn’t recommend taking your pooch with you if it’s likely you’ll have to leave them in the car.

Look for dog friendly days out, or find alternative care for your dog. Even if you're popping to the shop for a minute or two, a delay or an unexpected occurrence could lead to tragic consequences for your dog – it’s really not worth the risk. 

If you are taking your dog out in the car with you, remember to make regular stops if you need to and keep the car as cool as possible while driving.