In the midst of the summer heat or when traveling with your pet or simply when ever you need to cool down your dog, there are a variety of quality cooling dog products to do the trick. Heat can be very dangerous, in particular since dogs spend a lot of time outdoors and can’t tell you when they’re thirsty or dehydrated.
Unlike other products you purchase for your pooch, cooling dog products are different since they require preparation. In other words, if you live in a desert-like climate or know that a heat wave is expected, be prepared and have a cooling dog product ready for action. For instance, for the Hawaiian Sun Cooling Vest, be sure to soak it in cold water for 15 to 45 minutes (depending on the size and the weight your dog can hold; the longer you soak it, the heavier it will become).
Once you soak it, the vest will maintain a 62F – 65F degree temp for three to ten days depending on the vest size and the weather. Do not resoak it until it completely returns to its original position. Plus, there’s another simple instruction for this cooling dog product: to prevent mold, do not put it in plastic or an air tight container when the vest is wet. When not in use, hang it flat to dry. You can reactivate the vest many times since non-toxic cooling ingredients will not harm your dog. This cooling dog product does not need to be washed every time you use it, simply hand wish it with a little bit of mild soap and water.
Similar to the vest with the same instructions, another cooling dog product is a baseball cap to shield your dog’s eyes from the sun while cooling its head from the heat. Yet another option is a stylish adjustable bandana which you can adjust to the size of your dog’s neck. A cooling mat is also another cooling dog product which get this – actually feels like a waterbed for your dog, keeping him/her cool and calm during the heat. Made from non-toxic cooling crystals, just soak it in cold water and let it sun dry. It keeps cool for 3-7 days and can be re-activated many times.
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