Ms McAlpine highlighted research by Dog’s Trust which shows that many people believe it is fine to leave a dog in a hot car if counter-measures are taken, such as leaving a window open or parking under a tree.
In fact, under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog, should its body exceed 41°C.
The SNP MSP for South Scotland warned that even on wet or cooler days, leaving a pet in the car can be dangerous.
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Deputy First Minister @JohnSwinney: "Good afternoon and thank you for joining us once again today. I'll start with the usual update on today's statistics. The total number of positive cases reported yesterday was 1,636."
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Joining the Deputy First Minister today is National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1MYxNmzgRMoJw