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Keep your dog cool in the car

Dog in a car - GEM Motoring Assist

As the hot weather returns, road safety and organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging pet owners to ensure their dogs are safe and comfortable on car journeys. And remember, it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the dog becomes ill or dies, you …

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Don’t leave dogs in cars during the heatwave

Dog in a hot car - GEM Motoring Assist

As temperatures soar, road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has some timely advice for dog owners. GEM’s Neil Worth warns that it’s both dangerous and illegal to leave an animal in a hot vehicle. “If the dog becomes ill or dies, the owner is likely to face a …

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Top 10 tips for driving in a heatwave

MINI Convertible

New research has revealed that motorists are sitting ducks when it comes to driving in extreme hot weather with millions failing to take extra precautions. According to car insurance provider 1ST CENTRAL, 4.4 million admit that they fail to take any safety precautions at all when driving in the hot …

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Keeping your dog cool in the car

Cool Dog in Skoda Octavia

The current heatwave has seen temperatures soar high into the 30s – good news for UK holiday-makers, but it can make family dogs feel very hot under the collar. Every year dogs die in cars. In fact, in 2016 the RSPCA received 7,187 calls about animals left in potentially life-threatening …

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Travelling with dogs: summer driving tips

young woman standing and a dog sitting inside a car

Every year without fail there are horrific stories about dogs dying in cars during hot weather. Many people still believe that it’s ok to leave a dog in a car if the windows are left open, or they’re parked in the shade. The truth is that it’s still a potentially …

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