Unlike people who have exposed skin and can sweat to cool themselves down, dogs can only pant to get rid of heat. Ironically, that can make an already hot car even worse.
“Especially a dog that pants can make that environment worse,” said Dr. Mohammad-Zadeh. “Because panting – even though it dissipates heat – it creates heat because then the heat is in the car, it becomes humid and it can make it much hotter, faster.”
Recording breaking temperatures are expected Tuesday, with more warm days on the way later in the week.
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