Now that we're officially getting into the dog days of summer, you might be tempted to leave your beloved pet in the car alone while you run into the supermarket "just for 10 minutes," but here's all the proof you need that no matter how brief, trapping your furry friend in a hot vehicle is never the right thing to do.
North Carolina veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward conducted an experiment to find out just how miserable the heat makes your cat or dog, and he spoke with HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker on Monday to discuss the results.
See Ward's warning against leaving your canine in the car in the video above, and click here to watch the latest installment of HuffPost Live's Pet Show.
Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before.
ALSO ON HUFFPOST:
The Morning Email helps you start your workday with everything you need to know: breaking news, entertainment and a dash of fun. Learn more