BOISE, Idaho — Even though the air temperature may be 90 degrees outside, the temperature inside of a car can be up to 20 degrees higher. Those temperatures can be dangerous for both people and your pets alike.
“If the car temperature is over the dog’s body temperature, it’s not safe even any amount of time,” said Dr. Alix McGrath, Director of Shelter Medicine for the Idaho Humane Society.
A dog’s internal temperature is about 99 degrees. At 104+ degrees, Dr. McGrath says dogs are at risk of organ damage that could result in death.