7/8/2015 - Warmer Weather Reminds Of Dangers Of Hot Cars To Animals
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Though Antigo normally doesn't reach high temperatures compared with the rest of the country, it doesn't take long for that weather to affect your pets in a hot car. Temperatures of just 75 degrees can feel like over 100 in under 10 minutes.
Dr. Sarah with the Antigo Vet Clinic says you should never leave your pet along in a car for more than 5 minutes at a time, to make the best of a bad situation, if you do have to leave them, make sure they have fresh water so they can stay hydrated.
She also adds that symptoms of an animal struggling inside a hot car include heavy panting, whining, and continuous movement showing discomfort with the conditions. She encourages you to call 911 if you feel something is wrong.
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