Protect Your Dog in Cars

When you’re running errands with your pet, it can be fun to bring them along for the ride. Unfortunately, during these hot summer months, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they’re left in a parked car for far too long. Temperatures in a vehicle can rise at least 20º F in less than ten minutes, putting your dog through extreme heat exhaustion in a very short amount of time.


Despite cracking the window while you run into the store, the heat is still enclosed in a small space and your dog has no way of cooling down on its own. Even if you think you’re going to be finished with your errands in little to no time, the health of your pet is more important, and we recommend keeping them at home where they’ll stay cool.


Here is another tip for bringing your dog in the car: make sure they’re properly secured in the back seat. While it’s cute to see a puppy’s head hanging out the window, their safety isn’t being properly considered. If an accident were to happen, the dog may be extremely hurt by being thrown or losing its balance.


There are tons of harnesses available for dogs of all sizes. These restraints are built to ensure the safety and comfort of your pet when traveling. Don’t hesitate to ask us about the best type of harness for your dog if you’re having trouble getting the best one.