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RSPCA Shares Terrifying Reality Of What It's Like To Be A Dog In A Car On A Hot Day

Anish Vij

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RSPCA Shares Terrifying Reality Of What It's Like To Be A Dog In A Car On A Hot Day

The RSPCA has shared a frightening video of what it's like to be a dog stuck in a car on a hot day. Watch below:

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Most dog lovers will be aware of not leaving your pet in a car when it's a hot day.

The poor pups can quickly become dehydrated or suffer from heatstroke, even if the windows are left open.

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In the worst cases, your dog can die.

Following the news of a scorching heatwave hitting the UK tomorrow, an RSPCA staff member opted to lock himself in a car to demonstrate how dogs feel on a hot day.

Chris O'Brien of RSPCA Cymru took a video of himself sitting in his car for 25 minutes outside his Cardiff office to discover what it would feel like to be a dog.

The staff member used a digital thermometer and stopwatch to highlight the different stages of conditions within the car and also how he personally felt.

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Within five minutes, the temperature had already risen to 35.1C from an initial 23.3C.

The RSPCA has shared a frightening video of what it's like to be a dog in a car on a hot day. Credit: @rspca_official/TikTok
The RSPCA has shared a frightening video of what it's like to be a dog in a car on a hot day. Credit: @rspca_official/TikTok

Chris said: "I am baking, it is so, so hot in here. I can't even begin to tell you.

"Obviously I'm sweating a lot.

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"Dogs obviously sweat very differently to humans and regulate their body temperature in a very very different way."

Within the next 10 minutes, the temperature within the car had rocketed up to 43.6C and a struggling Chris noted how his breathing was getting heavier and his heart was beating faster.

At the 15 minute mark, the temperature had doubled to a whopping 48.8C to a further 50C by 17 minutes.

25 minutes in, the temperature hit an unfathomable 57.1C. Credit: @rspca_official/TikTok
25 minutes in, the temperature hit an unfathomable 57.1C. Credit: @rspca_official/TikTok
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Chris added: Everything in the car is absolutely boiling. I cannot imagine how a dog would feel."

25 minutes in, the temperature hit an unfathomable 57.1C.

"I cannot believe the impact this has had in such a short space of time," Chris explained. "This is so dangerous. Never leave a dog in a hot car."

RSPCA campaigns manager Carrie Stones said: "With normality returning to people's lives this summer in Wales, it's more important than ever that we spread the word - dogs die in hot cars. Up to 30 million Brits are expected to holiday in the UK in 2022, and many of us will be taking our four-legged friends along - so these reminders will be vital.

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"Awareness raising measures like this from the Welsh Government will help save the lives of dogs. We welcome any steps to remind motorists that - not long is too long when a dog is left in a car. Even a quick stop-off at a shop could prove fatal as temperatures escalate.

"If anyone sees a dog in distress in a hot car, they should dial 999 immediately - but we hope, each year, more and more people will get the message about not exposing their dogs to the potentially fatal heat."

Featured Image Credit: @rspca_official/TikTok/Alamy

Topics: Dogs, Weather, UK News, RSPCA

Anish Vij
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