Veterinarian Centre Grove Vets on the Grove Road in Ballymena warned their blog readers that hot cars kill dogs. The dogs Trust ran this campaign last year which illustrated how important it is to look after your pets in the warm weather.

The Dogs Trust share these facts; Under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog should its body temperature exceed 41°C. As the temperature inside the car rises, in just a matter of minutes, the dog’s suffering will become evident through excessive panting, whimpering or barking. This will develop into a loss of muscle control and ultimately the kidneys will cease to function, the brain will become irreversibly damaged and the heart will stop. Make a difference… Please share our hard-hitting video far and wide, help us make as many people as possible aware of the damaging affects leaving a dog in a car can have.

Hot Cars Kill Dogs - Grove Vets

Photo Credit: Jim Handcock; Creative Commons

We hope that this reminder has convinced you not to leave your dog alone in a locked car without ventilation this summer. For more information, or if you have a pet that needs help, please contact Grove Vets Ballymena. Call 028 2565 6023 to make an appointment for your pet.