How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car? Ask Dr. Ernie Ward!

How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car? Ask Dr. Ernie Ward!

Have you ever wondered how hot it gets inside a parked car? Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward did.

He decided to lock himself in a parked car for thirty minutes to find out how it feels to be a pet left behind on a warm day.

He filmed his little experiment and uploaded it to YouTube.

Armed with a clock, a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, with all four windows opened 1 to 2 inches…  while the car reached 117 degrees within 30 minutes…

Dr. Ward explained, “…even with the windows cracked, the air in the car was still. Just a few minutes in, and already drenched with sweat – a cooling function that dogs don’t have – I was already starting to reflect on the suffering that dogs must experience in the same situation…”

Find out what he learned from pretending to be a pet left in a parked car on a warm summer day on the next page:

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One thought on “How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car? Ask Dr. Ernie Ward!

  1. If you truly love your pets, then leave them home or stay in the car with them. Even at lower temps a dog gets really excited and can overheat from barking and jumping around. Would you leave a human baby in th care alone? Then don’t leave your fur babies!

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