How cold can it get for a dog loose in the back of a pick-up?

By November 25, 2015Uncategorized

 

Cold stress on loose dogs in back of pick-ups

Have you ever considered the wind chill factor for those unfortunate dogs that are forced to travel in the back of trucks?  Extreme heat, rain, sleet or snow,   these helpless pets have no choice but to endure   these travelling conditions. Not only is this practice illegal and extremely dangerous. It is also    needlessly uncomfortable as well. Our faithful companion will always be happy to go with us regardless how cold or uncomfortable it might be. But does that make it ok? Here are examples of wind chill factors for such a practice:   Actual Air Temperature Celsius

WIND SPEED KPH         ↓        10 degrees  Air Temp      4 degrees Air Temp   Wind        -1 degrees Air Temp   Chill    -7 degrees Air Temp   Factor      -18 degrees Air Temp    -23 degrees Air Temp
       8        9       2      -3     -8     -21     -26
     16        4      -2      -8     -15    -29     -34
     24        2      -5     -12     -21    -34    -41
     32       0      -8     -16    -23    -37    -45
     40      -1     -9    -18    -26    -39    -48
     48      -2    -11    -21    -28     -42    -51
     56      -3    -12    -21    -29     -44    -54
     64      -3    -12    -22    -29     -47    -56
     72      -4    -13    -22    -30    -48    -57
     80      -4    -13    -23    -31    -48    -58

 

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