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Dogs Riding in Truck Beds

Black And White Border Collie In Open Back Of Utility Pickup TruYou may have seen my post yesterday about how dangerous it is to leave your dog inside a hot vehicle and asked, “Would it be okay to put the dog in my truck bed?” If your dog rides to wherever inside your truck cab, then you tether him in the bed while you go into a store, that might be okay, as long as you have provided shade, water, and a way to keep the dog from burning his or her foot pads on the hot metal bed. Riding in the truck bed, however, is a big no-no. According to one study cited by KHQA, as many as 100,000 dogs die each year from riding in truck beds. Here’s why, from the American Veterinary Medical Association: Continue reading Dogs Riding in Truck Beds