With that in mind, here are some pet dangers lurking in your car:

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People seem to forget how quickly a car can turn into an oven. And in the South, the car’s more like a microwave. The pet’s wearing a fur coat too so whatever the actual air temperature is it’s so much worse for the pet. The temperature rises to a level that’s not survivable for an animal or a person for that matter.
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Crash testing is expensive, and no one knew that better than a car manufacturer. Michael McHale, a spokesman for Subaru, explained that Subaru’s cars tend to be particularly popular with people who carry pets in vehicles, particularly dogs. “I think it’s like 60 percent carry their pets in their vehicles at least once a month,” he said. , check out this once in a lifetime opportunity to get YOUR pet featured on 's car. Enter now:
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You've probably heard news reports of dogs suffocating inside cars on warm days. Here are suggestions for educating people about leaving pets in cars, and what to do if you see a pet in distress.Even when the outside air temperature is in the 60s, temperatures inside some vehicles can reach the danger zone on bright, sunny days. So many experts recommend not to leave pets or children in parked cars even for short periods if the temperature is in the 60s or higher.It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. Most people don't realize how hot it can get in a parked car on a balmy day. However, on a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees -- and hit a scorching 160 degrees if parked in the sun! Domestic pets are allowed in vehicles. Proper care must be taken to ensure that vehicles are returned clean and free of pet hair. Excessive pet hair or soiling caused by animals will result in an extra cleaning charge.Rolling down a window or parking in the shade doesn't guarantee protection either, since temperatures can still climb into the danger zone. And if the window is rolled down sufficiently, the pet can escape. Plus if a passer-by claims he or she was bitten through the car window, the pet owner will be liable.Even when temps are in the low 70s, your pet is at risk if left alone in a hot car. It’s going to be way hotter than that this weekend, with the or more for parts of Minnesota. So it’s especially important to drink more fluids, limit outdoor activity, and never leave any person or animal in a closed, parked vehicle. Housebroken pets are invited to travel in your rental car, just as they do in your personal car. Although Budget doesn't assess an extra fee for pets, pet owners will incur an additional charge for any damage caused by animals, or any special cleaning required as a result of shedding or accidents.On a warm day, the temperature in a car can exceed 120 degrees in a matter of minutes, even with the windows partially open, officials warn. Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation.