Heatstroke can occur if the animal is exposed to high temperatures over 85 degrees without water or shade, or even less, depending on their health and age. Ambient temperatures may be as low as 70 degrees but the temperature in a car - even with the windows open- can climb to over 100 very quickly. Within minutes! Be careful about leaving animals in cars! A greyhound arrived for a routine rehab with a temperature of 104.5 just because her owner's car air-conditioning wasn't working for the ten-minute drive to my clinic.
Signs of Heatstroke
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