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Dog left in CarDOGS LEFT IN THE CAR:

There's a ton of online information and many warnings about leaving dogs in the car on hot days. But still people keep doing it! Perhaps these people who continue to do so are not online. So please spread the word to all your friends and relatives about how dangerous and inhumane this is. Even with the windows open a bit, the car can get much hotter than the outdoor temperature and dogs can experience great distress and potentially life threatening harm via heat stroke. Keep in mind that dogs have to pant to decrease their body temperature. They don't have the sweat glands than people have. Tell everyone: leave the dogs at home on warm days -- please!
Dogs feet are tough -- but many people forget that they can still become traumatized by excessive heat from sun-soaked asphalt or from excessive running on concrete, gravel, or asphalt. Dogs' feet are prone to injuries and discomfort from these surfaces during high temperatures and extreme exercise. They're often so devoted that they will run forever to keep up with you. Please remember to keep them cool (keep feet off hot surfaces) and prevent them from overdoing it -- especially in the hot weather.

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