In hot weather, how can I keep my pet comfortable?
Both cats and dogs have a normal body temperature of 101 to102 degrees Fahrenheit and, unlike humans who sweat to cool down, they pant to maintain their body temperature. Dogs and cats can become overheated very quickly, leading to brain damage or death. Pets should never be left in hot cars—even with the window open, cars can become dangerously hot very quickly. You should also be careful not to leave your dog outside in hot weather for long periods of time.