The Michigan heat is taking its toll on Dr. Pol and his team this week. But unfortunately for these vets, the animals are suffering from the rising temperature. Dr. Pol and his son, Charles, treat a calf with pneumonia that is not faring well with a thick blanket of humidity covering the area. They hope their treatment will strengthen this newborn’s lungs. Dr. Pol also does a house call for a nearby family, the Howells, who seem to have a lame family riding horse named Nort. If their horse has a broken leg, the Howells family may have to put him down. Will Dr. Pol be able to help ease Nort’s pain in tonight’s episode?
On the other side of town, Dr. Brenda sets up in a sweltering pen in attempt to deliver several piglets. After an hour of poor results, she calls Dr. Sandra for back up. With the brutal heat and a stubborn pig, this delivery proves to be extremely challenging.
For most, a heat wave means staying indoors where it’s nice and cool, but not for the Pols. Doc Pol, Diane, and Charles spend their day-off baling hay in the blistering sun. Not everyone has the stamina of one of Michigan’s busiest vets, though.
This is one exhausting week for Dr. Pol and his central Michigan team, but as always, they power through, making sure every patient gets the treatment it deserves. Tune in to The Incredible Dr. Pol: Hog Days of Summer at 9p tonight and see if Dr. Pol and his crew are able to help the animals this week.