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USA TODAY - People always say to not lock your dogs in your car on hot days, but many people do not realize how warm it truly gets in a car.

But one veterinarian named Dr. Ernie Ward decided to stay in a parked car on a summer day to see how dangerous it is to leave a pet inside one.

The thermometer read about 94 degrees at the start.

After five minutes, it was "unbelievably hot" in there. It was nearly 100 degrees and he described the environment as "stifling."

After 15 minutes, he says it was 110 degrees in the car.

In just 25 minutes, the temperature was 113 degrees.

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