"But the issue can be compounded by the humidity we're getting in the UK this summer. Animals cool themselves by panting to get rid of humidity from their lungs - if the atmosphere is too humid, then they simply can't get rid of the heat. Many cars have air conditioning, but a lot don't, and even an open window during a journey on a humid day can be very uncomfortable for your dog.
"Even if the temperature may not be high, sometimes mild heat and high humidity can mean a dog's core temperature rises dangerously quickly. A dog's temperature should never rise above 104 degrees F."
Healthy Pets summer dog-care tips for car trips include obvious advice like taking plenty of water for your dog, as well as broader thinking such as dog-favourite flavour ice lollies, putting water-soaked bath towels in the cool box too, and to drape them over your hound if he or she is looking overheated.
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