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The Dangers of Leaving Your Dog Inside Your Car

It’s already well-known that the inside of a vehicle can quickly become dangerously hot due to the recent YouTube video of a veterinarian proving this.

Within just 30 minutes, the inside of the car reached the temperature of 47°C. The place doesn’t have to be a desert or something like that. Wherever it may be, the inside of a car can increase its temperature rapidly.

But why is it that not a researcher, but a veterinarian proved this? That’s because pet owners usually leave their pets inside their car, and it’s so people will know the dangers of doing so.

The rapid increase of temperature on hot days

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It’s already an established fact that the temperature inside of a vehicle will inevitably increase on hot days. However, a common misconception that people have is that it only happens on hot days.

It’s important to remember that even cooler days can be dangerous for pets and kids alike on being locked inside vehicles.

Researchers tested this and found that after an hour on a 100°F day, the temperature can reach 157°F. But even when parked in a shade, the temperature reached 118°F after an hour.

Shorter trips can lead to life and death situations

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It’s true that it gets very hot after an hour, and it will not be that hot when you leave your dogs for just 10 minutes or so. However, it’s still going to be hot.

The rapid increase in temperature inside a car will mean that each minute counts for your dog. Additionally, the situation doesn’t necessarily go as you say. If you say you’ll come back after 5 minutes, it might take 15, and that huge difference will put much pressure on your pet.

Dogs are more prone to heat stroke

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Dogs are also more prone to heat stroke. While dogs can get used to hotter temperatures, or even colder, they can’t do this on the spot.

Dogs also have a mechanism or method that they use if ever the temperature of their environment goes beyond the optimum range.

However, that mechanism won’t work if it’s too hot or too cold. Additionally, dogs can’t sweat and therefore, they’re much more sensitive to heat injury and heat stroke.

Then what happens during summer?

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Now you know that dogs are more sensitive to heat, but does that mean they will suffer from heat stroke even without getting left in a hot car?

Yes, they are more susceptible to heat injury and so you should be mindful of the environment of your dogs especially during summers. The best place they could be is inside the house.

However, it’s not as if you can determine immediately that they are suffering from the excessive heat. As far as you’re concerned, they might be barely hanging there as they’re in the brink of heat stroke.

That’s why you should know the signs of when your dog is suffering from heat stroke. These include depression, weakness, excessive panting, increased salivating, and vomiting.

Bonding with your dogs with road trips is great, but you should take precautions. The high temperature inside your car is only one of these precautions. If you think you can’t handle these trouble by yourself, you can Paws of Tomorrow and ask for assistance when you’re bonding with your dog during warm weathers.

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How to Train an Adopted Puppy Inside Your House

Puppies are very fragile, but whether you like it or not, they should be trained. They should know what’s acceptable or not, regardless of the risk of doing so.

It might sound too difficult to train puppies inside your house, but it’s actually pretty simple. But before anything else, you should remember that to successfully housetrain your puppy, they will rely on you.

Puppies Will Rely on You

You should be consistent with your commands, perceptive of his signals, and patient. Despite that, you should make sure you’ve got your eyes peeled for when accidents happen.

Not only that, but they literally can’t be trained properly with an owner that doesn’t know anything. That’s why we at Paws of Tomorrow provide informational content for both new and experienced puppy owners.

Making Mistakes

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It’s only natural to occur as puppies will inevitably make mistakes, especially when it’s their first time being housetrained.

With these mistakes, you’ll know how well your puppy is doing and it will also serve as an indication that they don’t know what is acceptable. That means you have to get rid of their confusion.

Also, never hit your puppy even when they make mistakes. This is because while you may think of it as punishment, they can’t comprehend the reason why you hit or grab them.

They will only think of it as you getting angry for no reason whatsoever. Of course, we don’t want to instill fear into our puppies. Remember that mistakes are part of the learning experience of your puppies.

Avoiding Accidents

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Even well-trained puppies encounter accidents. To avoid this, you can use pet odor neutralizer so your puppy will know what to do to avoid making the same mistake. Take note, however, that ammonia-based products smell like urine to puppies, so don’t use them.

However, with every accident your puppy experiences, make sure that you provide more and more supervision. If your puppy is well-trained, and he starts having accidents, you may need to get him used to the outside world. In short, let him go outside more.

You should also remember that your puppy’s diet should not be altered without a good reason. This is because it can cause digestive upset that will in turn result in accidents.

Watch for territorial markings like spraying urine on objects. Spaying or neutering may help stop this behavior. Remember to supervise your puppy at all times and stop him if he starts marking and clean the area thoroughly.

Scheduling Your Puppies Potty Time

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Although freedom is important for your puppies, it should not be given to puppies at a very young age. This is a common mistake puppy owners make.

For example, while it might be ingrained in the behavior of your puppy to go potty outside, you should make still put effort into supporting this behavior for months.

It’s also worth noting that the younger the puppy is, the more often they will need to go. Being two-month-old will mean he will need to go potty every couple of hours.

After a couple of months, he will then grow more mature and so is his digestive system. As that happens, the period of his eliminations will increase.

When training your puppies, it can be difficult, but you should be patient. Remember that you’re not the only one enduring, but also your puppy. If you think it’s time to bond with your puppy more, you can contact us and we’ll help you with that.