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Pets getting too hot in a car or truck is a concern. If it is comfortable for us then it is okay for them. However, it can get very hot in a car or truck very quickly in warm environments. If he can’t keep the cab at a comfortable temperature then I recommend that he not take Emmy with him. Signs of heat stroke can include very red gums, trouble breathing, and being warm to the touch. If you think that she had gotten too warm she needs to be taken to a veterinarian immediately. Heat stroke can cause severe life threatening issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible. You can start to cool her by placing her pads in cool water but this will not take the place of seeing a veterinarian.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
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