Brooklyn Bark Talks

Someone Left a Dog in That Car!  What Do I Do?!?!

Hey, we educated pet lovers have heard it often enough.  Even on a beautiful spring day, a closed car can simulate an oven.  If you want hard numbers, here is a YouTube from a vet from the UK who shows us how in 20 minutes the interior of his car became hotter than the highest temperature ever recorded in Death Valley (which happens to be 117 degrees Fahrenheit.)  He talks about protein breakdown at temperatures we call over 100 degrees and points out that he's wearing lightweight cotton scrubs and "dying" in the hot car.  A dog is wearing a fur coat.

For those who are mathematically inclined, we pre

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What to do if you see a dog trapped in a hot car

Have you ever seen a dog trapped in a hot car and wanted to save it? 

This holiday weekend may of us will be traveling.  Matter of fact, all summer is travel time.  We all know that pets should never be left in a car unattended.  Think of getting into your car after it's been parked in the sun for a while.  Hot. Hot. Hot.  Most of us have seen the video of veterinarian Ernie Ward in a car with the windows cracked open where the temperature hits 115 degrees in less than 30 minutes.

According to PETA, "on a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to be

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