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LISTEN: 30 Dogs Saved From Hot Cars In Just One Day

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6:02am 11th July 2013

Pirate FM has learnt the RSPCA saved more than thirty dogs from hot cars in the south west in one day alone.

Monday's spate of reports is sparking a warning to pet owners.

Luckily none died but, nationally, two pups have lost their lives in the soaring temperatures.

Kayleigh Ridings from the charity said; "People are saying 'Oh yes, I'd never leave my dog in the car, except when I pop to the shops for five minutes and then I'll leave the window open and park under a tree' or 'I'd never leave my dog in a car but I will leave it in a hot conservatory while I go out'. Although people do understand the message they often don't think it applies to them.

"If you leave an animal in a hot car, in a conservatory, out in the garden with no access to shade, you could literally kill that dog. It is pretty much the same as putting an animal in a microwave and we're just asking people to realise that leaving a window open simply isn't enough."

You can listen to Kayleigh's top tips here...

 



Owners who fear their dog may be suffering from heatstroke should act quickly. Pets should be moved to a cooler spot straight away before ringing your vet for advice immediately:

  • Douse your dog with cool (not cold) water. You could put your dog in a shower and run cool water over him/her, spray your dog with cool water and place him/her in the breeze of a fan. Never cool your dog so much that he/she begins to shiver.
  • Let your dog drink small amounts of cool water
  • Continue to douse your dog with cool water until his/her breathing starts to settle and then take him/her straight to the nearest veterinary surgery


The most obvious sign of heat stroke in dogs is excessive panting and profuse salivation. Other signs include:

  • Overly red or purple gums
  • A rapid pulse
  • Lack of co-ordination, reluctance or inability to rise after collapsing, seizures, vomiting or diarrhoea

 

6:02am 11th July 2013

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