Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

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Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by bizlate » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:03 am

Anyone like to share? Not thinking purely of kennel dogs... our homed lovelies too!

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by Hoonercat » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:29 am

Gel beds are very good, put it in the fridge for an hour for best effect.

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by pits » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:29 am

Freezing plastic tubs of water and then letting the dogs lick the ice can help. Also if the dog looks really hot, putting a cold wet towel on their body can help cool them down too. If you have an electric fan, that can help too.

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by Debbie(tarakisha) » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:06 am

Hoonercat wrote:Gel beds are very good, put it in the fridge for an hour for best effect.
I looked at the cooling mats you can buy, but the reviews were mixed.....does anyone have any experience of these please?

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by sweetpea » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:15 pm

Debbie(tarakisha) wrote:
Hoonercat wrote:Gel beds are very good, put it in the fridge for an hour for best effect.
I looked at the cooling mats you can buy, but the reviews were mixed.....does anyone have any experience of these please?
I use cool coats for the dogs and cool mats for the guniea pigs thumbs.gif

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by Debbie(tarakisha) » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:31 pm

sweetpea wrote:
Debbie(tarakisha) wrote:
Hoonercat wrote:Gel beds are very good, put it in the fridge for an hour for best effect.
I looked at the cooling mats you can buy, but the reviews were mixed.....does anyone have any experience of these please?
I use cool coats for the dogs and cool mats for the guniea pigs thumbs.gif
Ah do the coats work ? If so can you please recommend...... mind you, it will probably be raining by the time it's delivered 0002.gif]

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by Ladylou » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:49 pm

pits wrote:Freezing plastic tubs of water and then letting the dogs lick the ice can help. Also if the dog looks really hot, putting a cold wet towel on their body can help cool them down too. If you have an electric fan, that can help too.
I put a cool wet towel down for Rosie the other day, on the landing at the top of the back stairs. She then laid down in a small space so that she didn't have to get on the wet towel. She also isn't keen on the fan. No sense. xxxxx thumbs.gif thumbs.gif

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by bizlate » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Ladylou, that made me laugh! My mum has just moved to Spain with ex-SR boy Mr Darcy and he is afraid of the hosepipe AND the lovely cool pool... what can you do when faced with such resistance to heat control 0002.gif]

He loves all food tho so I am hoping she can work something out with the freezer! He loves yoghurt so I suggested freezing some little yoghurt pots then getting them out of the plastic for him like giant [yoghurt] ice cubes... Or of course freezing his beloved peanut butter Kong. Anyone here got any other cold food ideas for scaredy-cat dogs?

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by sweetpea » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:29 pm

I got prestige cool dog coats from Amazon. ....

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Re: Tips for keeping dogs cool in the heat

Post by sweetpea » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:31 pm

I have fans going in the kitchen and living rooms for the dogs .....

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