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Internal temperatures increase the longer a dog is left on its own (Image: )
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Internal temperatures increase the longer a dog is left on its own - and so too does the consequent threat to the animal’s health.
For instance, 21 degrees centigrade outside can see a car’s internal temperature shoot up to over 45 degrees in just an hour - more than double what it was at the start.
If the external temperature is 35 degrees, inside the car the mercury can hit an unsurvivable 60 degrees.
For humans, high environmental temperatures can be dangerous to the body.
In the range of 32 and 40 degrees, people can experience heat cramps and exhaustion.
Heat exhaustion becomes even more likely between 40 and 54 degrees.
However, dogs, with their layers of warm fur, and who must pant to try to keep cool given their inability to sweat, therefore face grave danger in any sort of raised temperature.
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Dogs Trust is urging owners to:
- Avoid walking dogs at the hottest times of the day - early mornings or later in the evenings is often best - and take plenty of water
- Be careful of walking dogs on hot tarmac by doing the ‘seven-second test’ – if it’s too hot for human hands, it’s too hot for dogs’ paws
- Avoid long car journeys where possible and not to travel during the hottest and busiest times of the day, avoid congested roads as much as possible, take regular breaks and have plenty of water on board
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