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Every now and then you see a dog left in a parked car. On hot days, that’s a very dangerous thing. To raise awareness, this man left an egg in his car for 15 minutes to show what can happen on sweltering summer days.
The organization PETA says that dogs have died when left alone in a hot car, even for just a couple of minutes. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car will reach 120 degrees in just minutes. If it’s 90 degrees outside, the car will heat to over 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
Not only can this lead to brain damage or heatstroke, but it can cause a dog to die in as little as 15 minutes. This man’s example should be enough to prove that your dog should never be inside your car alone on a hot day.
A hot car is no place to leave your dog, as this experiment with eggs will prove.
Egg in the Car
A man decided to prove a point by leaving an egg in his car for just 15 minutes.
“The interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes,” say the experts at PETA.
A dog left in a hot car for just 15 minutes can suffer heatstroke, brain damage and even death.
Even with the windows cracked, the car will become very hot in a very short amount of time.
As you can see from the experiment, this egg cooked in just about 15 minutes, so think of what your dog would be suffering.
A dog can only cool itself through panting and sweating through the paw pads, which is hard to do locked in a hot car.
“If you wouldn’t put your dog in a frying pan, please don’t make him… walk on hot pavement,” adds PETA representatives.