Safe Summer Travel: Leaving Dogs in Locked Cars with AC - 🐶 Cool & Secure 🌞

As a veterinarian, I strongly advise against leaving your dog in the car, even with the air conditioning on and the car locked. While it may seem like a convenient solution to keep your dog cool while you run a quick errand, it can actually be very dangerous for your furry friend. It's far safer to invest in a dog console car seat or a dog harness for car use.

First and foremost, cars can heat up quickly, even with the air conditioning on. The temperature inside a car can rise by 20 degrees Fahrenheit within just 10 minutes, and even with the windows cracked, it can become dangerously hot for your dog. Dogs are more susceptible to heatstroke than humans, and leaving them in a hot car can lead to serious health issues or even death. Therefore, it's crucial to ensure your car is equipped with dog car seat covers to protect your pet.

Additionally, leaving your dog alone in a car can be stressful for them. Dogs are social animals and thrive on companionship. Being left alone in a confined space can cause anxiety. To make car rides more comfortable for your pet, consider using dog steps for car travel or a dog car bed.

Alana Johnson
Animal welfare, pet nutrition, hiking, photography

Alana Johnson is a seasoned veterinarian with a decade of hands-on experience in animal care. She is fervently committed to guiding pet owners in offering top-notch care to their beloved pets.