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Dangers of leaving pets in vehicles during hot weather

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - With temperatures expected to break records this week, it's important to stay cool, and that goes for your pets too.

An official with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society spent time in a parked vehicle to show how quickly car interiors can heat up in the sun. It took less than 10 minutes for the inside temperature to reach 110 degrees.

Animal experts say there is no safe way to leave your dog in the car, even for a few minutes.

"Cracking the window makes, like two degrees difference and when you're talking about temperatures hit 138 in the truck, two degrees makes no difference," John Van Zante of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society said.

According to veterinarians, heat stroke can take three days to manifest, so it's important not to take any chances with your pets' health.

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