Animal care experts remind us that oppressive levels of heat and humidity are not only potentially harmful to humans, but also can be dangerous for our pets. Both people and pets need to be keep cool on hot summer days. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), one of the biggest pieces of advice they offer every summer for keeping pets cool is to never leave them alone in vehicles. The AMVA cited a study that reports temperatures are able to rise 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. While some may think cracking a window will do the trick, the AMVA advises against it. Minnesota does have a law on the books that prohibits pet owners from leaving dogs or cats unattended in vehicles.
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