Have any of you used any of the pet coolings aids out there? I know they have cool vests, cool blankets and I just bought the cooling bandana. I thought it would be useless but...maybe not! you soak if for a long while, you can even pt it in the fridge.
i've used it when we return from our jogs and it "seems" like he's recovering faster (just to not - I watch him like a hawk and take breaks to ensure he doesn't overheat - plus he knows how to stop me LOL!)
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I've thought about getting one of those to try it out - good to know it works!
Me, Abzilla and the Helomonster.
I'll be interested in the responses to this thread!!
I saw some of those cooling vests at the Sarnia show last weekend... wondered if they are at all effective. I've also looked at getting one of these for Henry's crate, especially when we are away at a show... http://www.chillow.com/cc.html
Felicia, I wonder if that would work on a boat? I'm always worried that Jefferson will overheat when we are out on the boat.
(it would be in the sun) How does it work?
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The Canine Cooler? It's basically a pad that's filled with some sort of magic cooling gel... you add water to it once, and it stays cool. I don't get how (chemistry was never my strong subject! haha) but I've saw them once at one of the Toronto home shows (still kicking myself for not buying one there) and it does really feel cool to the touch!!
I found another site: http://www.pets4you.com/pages/canine_cooler/index.htm... oh, you do have to keep it out of direct sunlight. You may have to use one of those cooling vests for Jefferson while on the boat then?
Up until now, I've just taken face or handtowels, wet them, and partially frozen them overnight in a Ziploc baggie. When we go to shows and Henry starts to heat up, I just pour water on them and then wipe him down with them, his feet and his belly.
Mick had a Canine Cooler bed that seemed to work. A word of warning about cooling vests- look for the ones that go under the dog's chest and wrap around the belly. The ones that lay over top of the dog like a blanket tend to cause the dog to overheat more than they cool them.My opinion- the Canine Cooler won't work so well on the boat. The directions say to keep in out of direct sunlight. Plus, they aren't exaclty easy to move around. However- soak some towels then freeze them. They can then be used as a dog beg. You can keep some "back up" ones in freezer bags in a cooler while you're on the boat. A good way to saok a few towels at once is to run them through the rinse cycle in your washing machine. Another plus- the maching will also wring them out for you!Originally Posted by JeffersonsMom
I was also told that laying a wet towel over the dog will make him overheat more!!