The temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes! You should never leave pets unattended in a vehicle in the summer months as heatstroke and death can occur within minutes in warm temperatures.
If you are taking a road trip, you can keep your pets cool by placing ice packs in their crates. You also want to make sure the crate being used to transport your animals on a long trip is well ventilated.
Putting sunshades on your car windows can also help keep the inside of your car cool and more suitable for your pets to spend short amounts of time.
Bring along fresh water, a bowl, and a tarp or tent so you can set up a shady spot when you stop.
For dogs, you can keep a spray bottle filled with water to spritz on them to help cool them down.