When is it too hot for Fido?
Sun, 19 May 2013 20:34:19 GMT —
Temperatures are heating up along the Grand Strand and in the Pee Dee and that means it may be too hot for your pet to be in your car.
Over the past week, Myrtle Beach Police have written four citations to people who left their dogs in their vehicles.
Dr. Kevin Kristick with Carolina Forest Veterinary Hospital says the heat means you need to be extra careful with your pet.
"We see countless cases per year with heat stroke from dogs being left in the car," said Kristick.
Although it may not feel hot outside to you, the inside of your car can heat up in minutes hitting three digit temps quickly.
"If they're left in the car for at least 10 minutes their body temps hits around 105 to 110 degrees," said Kristick.
Your dog can start overheating at just 102 degrees.
A cracked window on a car or a bowl of water left for them won't help either.
Kristick says if the dog is in the car, the car needs to be running with the air conditioner on.