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Is it too hot to take my dog along today?
REGION -- Warm weather can literally be a killer for a dog left inside a car.
Did you know that on warm days, the inside of a car heats up very quickly? When it is 85 degress out, the temperature inside a car- even with the windows slightly open- can soar to 102 degress in 10 minutes, and reach 120 degrees in just a half hour.
On hotter days, the temperature will climb even higher. Outside temperatures in the 70's can be dangerous as well.
Even leaving your dog for "just a minute" may be too long. A dog's normal temperature ranges from 101 to 102.5 degress. Dogs can withstand a body temperature of 107 to 108 degrees for only a short period of time before suffering brain damage-or even death."