HEAT STROKE! It might only be ten minutes… and the dog or cat will be near death. And sometimes even if heroic treatment measures are taken the animal will die from massive intravascular clotting, hemorrhaging, cerebral edema and kidney failure. It is a gruesome thought but every day dogs and cats suffer from heat stroke due to inattention by their caretakers. In most cases, the pet is left “for just a minute”… but for various reasons the pet’s owner is distracted by something unusual, or delayed beyond what was expected… and returns to the vehicle to see their pet collapsed, salivating, panting uncontrollably and loosing consciousness. Don’t let it happen to your pet.