AskPatty’s #HotCar Tips for Kids and Dogs: Humidity Is Also A Killer
Heat is not the only concern; humidity can also severely affect pets.
"It's important to remember that it's not just the ambient temperature but also the humidity that can affect your pet," says Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.
"Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly."