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Do not let this happen to your dog this Summer!

Jul 26, 2019RV PetSafetyRead time < 4 min

The death of our loved ones is always tragic, particularly our furry pals. They are more than just our travel companions and love us unconditionally. Ever since the summer started, the hot weather has claimed the lives of several unattended dogs across the US. What’s even more disappointing is that this has become a recurring trend every year despite all the awareness efforts by both government and pet lover community.

Dogs left unattended inside parked cars is one of the major causes of this misfortune. The temperature inside a parked car rises at speed of light, almost. It can rise almost 30º F in just 20 minutes. Also, it doesn’t have to be sweltering hot for a dog to suffer heatstroke, even a temperature as low as 71.6°F outside can be 116.6°F inside the car just in an hour.

What RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) claims is even more SHOCKING. They say that JUST SIX MINUTES(1) is all it takes for a dog to die in a hot car.

Recently in Omaha, Nebraska, a German Shepherd died inside a parked RV.(2) Her owners left her inside their SUV with the air conditioning turned on while they were out for lunch. After 3 hours, the couple came back to their car only to discover their fur kid soaking wet in her kennel and unresponsive. Unfortunately, she was already passed away as a result of heat exhaustion despite all the efforts to provide first aid. It’s said that the car parked in full sun was also one of the reasons behind this misfortune. At the cost of a life, this incident strongly conveys that any cooling technology could possibly go wrong at times and cannot guarantee our pets’ safety without continuous monitoring. Nebraska Humane Society(3) states that in the past few weeks 4 dogs died due to heat-related conditions.

Related : Why you should not leave your Pets in a hot car?

It’s not just with this one place but all over the country, the reports say. Rhode Island recently reported about the death of 3 dogs (4) left inside a hot car. We also guess that there are cases which were not reported. When we analyzed the statistics related to Dog deaths in summer, We found a common thread in all the cases reported. The dogs were either locked inside a parked car/RV or left unattended (in a home, mall, etc.) or even under a shade. Later these dogs were found to have suffered heatstroke and sadly some were found dead.

These could have been easily avoided had the pet owners followed a few simple safety precautions.

We, at RV PetSafety, are passionate about Pet Safety and try to help reduce these kinds of  incidents. We also share a lot of educational resources to keep your dog safe all the seasons. These tips help thousands of dogs’ lives and give peace of mind to pet owners. The most important thing all year round for your pet’s safety is – Just monitoring the environment temperature of your pet – Yes! This simple thing can save their life!

testimonial JeniAnd today’s technology helps you do this regardless of where you are and where your pet is. Be it a parked vehicle/RV, remote home or kennel, all you need is a remote pet temperature monitor installed by your dog, to keep an eye on your pet’s safety. To monitor the temperature, install the pet monitor and it will alert you the moment the temp goes outside of safe limits set by you right on your mobile phone. That’s it – you can have peace of mind.

We have helped 1000s of pet owners to keep their pets safe with the world’s best pet safety solution. Do not let your dog to the mercy of the scorching summer when you can easily keep him safe. Get one and save your dog’s life. You can see why RV PetSafety’s pet monitor stands above the competition in the market. Buy a Pet Monitor today and say hello to any season!

News Sources:

  1. https://www.rspcansw.org.au
  2. https://www.dogingtonpost.com/dog-dies-after-3-hours-in-parked-car-with-air-conditioner-running
  3. https://www.ketv.com/article/4-dogs-dead-due-to-heat-related-conditions/28422871
  4. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9577680/dogs-dead-left-car-heat-no-water-rhode-island
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