Whilst we may love the sunshine and look forward to summer every year, it’s not always the same for our dogs. As well as having warm fur coats, dogs aren’t great at keeping their body cool, and they can’t sweat like us humans – they can only sweat through their paws.

So just imagine how awful it must be for them to be trapped in a hot car in the baking sunshine. This infographic from Ignitionline shows the dangers of leaving a dog in a car during hot weather, how fast a car can heat up, and what to do if you see a dog trapped in a hot car.

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Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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