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Mum Pleads For Parents Not To Bring Dogs To School Grounds In Order To Save Son's Life

'You are potentially inadvertently risking his life.'

15/04/2016 10:52

A mother is urging parents not to bring their dogs into school because it could cause her son to have an anaphylactic shock.

The mum, from Sleaford, asked staff at William Alvey School to issue the warning to parents to keep dogs off the premises.

She explained her eight-year-old son has a "potentially fatal condition" and he must steer clear of dogs to keep him safe.

The  notice on the schools' website explained: "This is one of the reasons why we are keen to keep dogs off the school premises."

"My son is eight years old and he's anaphylactic," the mother's request began.

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The NHS states the condition "anaphylaxis" is a "severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly, also known as anaphylactic shock".

"When [my son] was four years old he was in a garden of a friend who has a dog, the dog was indoors and not around him," the mum continued.

"However this wasn't enough, and for the next three days we watched him struggle to breathe and almost die.

"It appears the area in the garden the dog played in was enough to trigger this life-threatening anaphylaxis."

The mother said it is tough in every day life to get her son through the day without needing medication.

She said the teaching staff have been "fantastic" in ensuring he is kept safe to the best of their ability, but requests parents take the same precautions.

"By bringing your dog onto the school grounds you are potentially inadvertently risking his life," the notice continued.

"When we see a dog outside of school we avoid it at all costs, we move wherever we need to, to get him away and keep him safe.

"When he's at school we would like him to feel as safe as every other child in the school's care.

"So I plead with you, as a parent to a parent, to not bring your dog into the school, but to walk up the driveway or wait at the bottom of the ramp, so our son can make his way safely to us from his classroom at the end of his day."

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