South Side Tails Blog


June 2014

Summer Is Finally Here
Written by Nicole Zucchet, 4th year Veterinary Student WCVM

Warning: Do Not Leave Your Pets in a Vehicle in the Summer!

Summer is finally here! With warmer temperatures we all need to remember not to leave our pets unattended in vehicles. Overheated pets can quickly develop heat stroke which can lead to collapse and even death.

Most people have heard this before, but may not realize how quickly the inside of cars can heat up. It takes only minutes, and cracking the windows of the car gives little relief.

See this video for a great illustration of just how hot a parked car can really get.