I am desperate to help Erns.
Adequan isn't working as well as it has been for his hips and joints. At the moment he is on Tramadol and rest as he is in pain. He can't have NSAIDs with his gut and vets are running out of options.
I need to keep him swimming as this is best thing for him. Problem is 5 months of the year it is too cold. A heat pump for his pool is around $6,000 and I just can't afford that.
I am clutching at any straws trying to help him. Any ideas would be really appreciated.
Some of ours are solar blanket which will give us a couple of months more.Maybe even enclosing the pool so it is warmer.
eta link. I have found this. Anyone know anything about them. Gosh they look riduclous. » Wetsuits for Dogs
Last edited by kassabella; 03-22-2010 at 07:25 AM.
Who cares what he looks like as long as he's warm !
Look at what they go through for Halloween ! and that photo of him in his apron !
Goodness knows whether that would work in the water though ?
Not sure exactly what you are looking for, but try this website:
Dog Coats from K9 TOP COAT. World leading dog apparel design.
One more thing. I get tons of questions and comments about our dogs' competition vests. Everyone thinks they are for warmth. They are not. They are just for looks, so please don't get one of these thinking they would help you with what you want.
Well, they might keep them warm. I really don't know because I've never asked them. But what I mean is they aren't intended for warmth.
I would have thought yours were for show not warmth. People ask me that with his life vest. I was looking for one that would go over his hips. I tried to contact them to ask if they could be used in a pool, but it wont take my NZ address so asked a friend to find out for me.
Thank you for this. I think this is what I will do. I think even if it isn't 100% water proof it might just take the chill off the water.
Cabela's has some neoprene vests about 6 mm thick that provide a little flotation plus some insulation for retrieving from cold water. I'll see if I can find a link and ETA it.
ETA: Cabela's 5mm Deluxe Neoprene Vest
Last edited by Bob Pr.; 03-22-2010 at 11:05 AM.
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
These are the ones dock dogs recommends
Dockdogs Sky Pilot Series Wetsuits
Aidan- UCH Kelrobins Yellow Brick Road aka/ The PorkChop