Being stuck in a hot car is unbearable for anyone, especially dogs. Every year, hundreds of dogs tragically die after being left in a hot car. In order to raise awareness, we have provided some tips on how to keep dogs cool in the car while traveling below. With temperatures soaring this summer, please remember to never leave a dog in a hot car for more than a few minutes without implementing some of these tips below.
- Sun Shades – If leaving the air conditioning on with someone else in the car isn’t an option, one way to prevent the car from overheating so quickly is to use sun shades. They can easily be found in any automotive section or baby section.
- Portable Battery Powered Fans – To keep airflow moving, invest in a portable battery powered fan. They can be found in most camping or outdoor sections of your local store.
- Cooling Mats or Coats – Another way to keep your dog cool is to use cooling mats on the seats of your vehicle, or to use a cooling coat. Great options can be found here and here.
- Pack a Cooler – If you’re planning a longer trip with your furry friend, make sure to pack a cool full of water and ice packs. When you stop, cool your dog off with some fresh water and ice packs if they start to overheat.
We love our pets and treat them as family, and we hope you do too! It’s not always possible to take our dogs into stores with us, so make sure your visit is brief and that you don’t leave them stuck in the car without knowing they’re properly taken care of and won’t overheat. For more information on how to keep your dog safe in the car, click here.