Early signs of heat stroke can be observed in dogs left in hot cars for as few as 10 minutes. Advanced stages may be reached by the 15-20 minute mark.
Dogs that are brachycephalic (short-faced), such as Bulldogs, Boxers, Japanese Chins, and Pekingese, have an especially hard time in the heat because they do not pant as efficiently as longer-faced dogs. Keep your brachycephalic dog inside with air-conditioning.
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We know most folks know better than to leave their pets alone in the car, even for a few moments. But do you know what to do if you see someone else's pet left alone?
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