How long can a dog really stay in a parked car?
I am new to dog ownership and thoughtless. Today I left my black lab in a parked car for 90 minutes in the sun and 80 degree temperatures with a bowl of water and the windows partly down. Again, no idea what I was thinking. I now understand even fifteen minutes of that was pretty much a death sentence and feel terrible -- except that he seems fine. Is he actually fine? If not, what should I do for him? If so, how did he survive? I won't do it again either way, but I want to know if I should treat him for heat damage and/or better understand what happened.
posted by michaelh
on Jul 6, 2013 -
Looking for suggestions for a convenient (and delicious?) place to meet a friend traveling through Chicago with a small dog. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote
on Oct 19, 2011 -
We have a reactive, defensive dog that can be barky during car rides. She is quieter if she's in a crated in the back of the van with a blanket over it. But my husband has been allowing her freedom in the car, claiming she only barks a few times each trip. I think that a few times is too many times, and that she should continue to be crated during trips unless she gets to the point where she stops reacting to stuff outside the car. [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony
on Jun 4, 2011 -
We are off to Lake Tahoe this weekend and we're bringing our dogs
. Does the green have any tips or experience for the long drive (3 hours) or secret canine friendly haunts on the south shore?
We thank you as do the puppies.
posted by duckus
on Oct 1, 2010 -
we're two women driving from milwaukee, wisconsin to central vermont with our dog, and we'd like to car camp along the way. we need a camping place that's dog friendly, not loud and obnoxious, and isn't run by religious fundamentalists (we're clearly total homos). any recommendations on sites? [more inside]
posted by binocularfight
on Jun 19, 2009 -
A couple of months ago, our 3-year-old spayed female beagle-terrier mix started shaking every time we went for a ride in the car. We're picking up a new vehicle today - what, if anything, can we do to make this car a 'happy place' and avoid the shakes? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick
on Feb 25, 2009 -
recommend a good dog-friendly car-camping spot in east tennessee, please. (or recommend a site that can help us find one) [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman
on May 25, 2008 -
Thinking about switching my 2005 Corolla hatchback for a 2007 Subaru Impreza sport wagon (non WRX version). Am I nuts? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei
on Mar 4, 2008 -