Cheshire veterinarian wears dog clothing to highlight the danger of leaving animals in a hot car

A Northwich veterinarian warned that the risk of leaving the dog in a hot car after a sharp rise in heat stroke caused the death of three dogs.

Willows Veterinary Group’s senior veterinarian Alan Redpath works at Hartford’s main animal hospital near Northwich, wearing dog clothing and enduring temperatures of more than 50 degrees to highlight the dog’s trauma during overheating.
After colleagues in the team’s small animal surgery network treated the rise in heat stroke cases, he took a video, recording eight times a week, and three people died.

In the two-and-a-half-minute video, he told the observer that his dog’s jumpsuit was “not a joke,” but a way to simulate the extra layer of fur that the dog had, so that he could better show his The degree of pain left by the dog mate. Sitting in the car in warm weather.

During the experiment, he also opened a small part of the window to simulate how many owners might find it might help their dog stay cool to prove that it has almost no difference.

In 45 minutes, the temperature inside the car dropped through a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius / 122 degrees Fahrenheit, making Allen unbearable to stay on sunny days, when the outside temperature detector showed at 27 degrees Celsius / 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit In the car.

Allen has been a veterinarian for nearly 20 years, and he explains in the video what it feels like to see a dog with heat stroke.

He said: “A dog with frequent heat strokes will stumble, can’t move, sleepy, and may be slow to respond to the car’s pulse – in shock.

“The most important thing you can do is get them directly to the vet, who may need to save lives, intravenous fluids and intensive care, monitoring and care.

“When we see heat stroke, it is a frustrating and painful situation for everyone, including veterinarians and nursing teams, as well as animal owners.

“This is a terrible and terrible situation for an animal involved.”

At the end of the video, Allen said: “So I hope that I have done something so stupid, if it helps a person, it helps a master, it helps a dog, it is definitely worth it.”
Allen is a veterinarian at the Willows Veterinary Group, which has 25 small animal practice networks, a referral veterinary hospital, two equestrian centers and a seven-office farm driving range, located across from Cheshire, Greater Manchester, North Wales. Wirral and Staffordshire.

The high temperatures in June and July mean that the organization’s veterinary team has been dealing with more cases of heat stroke.

After making the video, Allen said: “The weather may have started to cool down a bit but we really ask the owners not to leave their dogs in the car, even in the short time we continue the hot summer weather.

“Be still wary of any signs of heat stroke. If you suspect they are overheated and feel unwell, please let your pet go to the vet as soon as possible.

“The heat stroke will be very serious and very rapid.”

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