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AS WEATHER WARMS UP
DON'T LEAVE PETS IN CAR !!!
Americans love to take their pets for car rides on a beautiful day and everywhere they go. During the summer months, however, the combination can be deadly. When it's only 80 degrees outside, a car can heat up to more than 120 degrees in just minutes. In that kind of heat, a dog could easily die. It is recommended that dog owners never leave their dog alone in a car during warm weather. Even a mild day can be dangerous. Every summer, there are animals that die that could have been prevented.
Common sense tells most people that leaving their pet inside a parked vehicle on a hot, summer day could be dangerous. But most people don't realize that the temperature can skyrocket after just a few minutes. Parking in the shade or leaving the windows cracked does little to alleviate this pressure cooker.
DOG IN A HOT CAR flyer
Whenever you see a parked car with animals inside, place this "Please Do not Leave Your Dog in a Hot Car!!!" flyer under their windshield wiper. When the dog's guardian returns to the car, he or she will find the educational flyer and will think twice about leaving his or her companion in a hot car. Flyers have been proven to be a painless reminder that alerts someone of the dangers of leaving animals in the car while he or she is shopping.
If you see a pet or a child in a parked car during a summer day, go to the nearest store and have the owner paged. Enlist the help of a local police officer or security guard or call the local police department.
Dogs in Open Truck Beds
It is estimated that 100,000 dogs are killed each year from sudden starts, stops, or turns that toss your pet onto the highway where the dog can be hit by oncoming traffic. Don't leash your dog inside the truck bed - many dogs have been strangled from being left helplessly dangling after hitting a bump.
Truck beds that are open give no protection from the weather. Hot sun beating down on a truck bed can cause the floor to burn a pet's pads. If left inside the truck with no shade or water in the broiling sun, a dog may suffer a heat stroke.
Most dogs love to stick their heads out of an open window while riding in a car. This often irritates mucous membranes and can allow a small stone or other flying object to blow into the dog's eye. Insects can lodge in nasal passages and get sucked into the windpipe. Attention from a veterinarian could be needed to remove foreign material from the eye. Permanent damage is also possible.
If you can't allow your dog to ride inside the truck cab, then leave him at home. If the dog must ride in the bed of your truck, put him inside a crate giving him some protection from the weather. Be sure to tie the crate securely so it can't slide around or get tossed out of the truck.
Dog Bite Prevention
Any dog can bite if it is frightened or feels threatened, even the family pet. Children are most often the victims. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) is urging people to use caution around strange dogs and to be respectful of their own pets. Because children are the most common victims of dog bites, parents and caregivers should: