Originally published July 18, 2013. Revised July 19, 2017
Another heat wave is upon us, and pretty much all of North America, it seems.
Today’s weather in the Toronto area:
Dogs feel the heat much more intensely than humans do and special attention must be paid to this! Personally, I don’t advocate leaving dogs outside for any length of time unsupervised, no matter what the weather, but especially NOT in stifling hot conditions.
Of course, there may be circumstances where this is unavoidable. To that end, the good folks at
The Uncommon Dog have provided a helpful infographic. (The website is gone.)
I keep reading about these morons who leave their kids and dogs in hot cars. Do they not know that temperatures inside the car will double in mere minutes and that this is a death trap?! I can only hope they lose all caregiver rights and get their asses thrown in jail on cruelty charges!
Okay, rant over.
Stay cool folks and take good care of your kids, be they two-legged or four.
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