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Hot Weather Warning – Don’t Leave Your Dogs in Vehicles

With this week’s welcome sunshine, the Kennel Club is warning people that they risk killing their dogs if they leave them unattended in a vehicle.

Dogs are extremely sensitive to the heat and should never be left in a vehicle alone, even on a fairly warm or cloudy day. Surprisingly, leaving a car window open or supplying water makes little difference and the dog will suffer, as a car can quickly heat up to around 50°C.

The following video demonstrates how easily dogs can suffer from brain damage, organ failure and death, if left in a hot car.

Here are some tips for dog owners when travelling with dogs during warm weather.

Always

Never

What to do if your dog overheats: