If you have a dog or dogs keeping them cool and comfortable in the summer heat is super important. You know how you feel if you get overheated, cranky, sweaty and fatigued, well so does your pooch! If you factor in their age, you will have a cranky, fatigued dog very quickly.
My dog Sasha has always migrated towards water in the summer. She is not the best of swimmers, but she loves to simply lay in the shallow water, so a dog pool is great for a dog who loves the water. But if a pool is not practical but they still need to feel that coolness, you can invest in a dog cooling pad or mat.
These are gel filled mats that are made tough enough to resist their nails and roughness, but yet cool for them to lay on. They tend to draw the heat away from the dog, and the surface of these pads always remain cool. You don't need to freeze them or refrigerate them, you can simply lay them out and your dog will enjoy the comfort.
Just like heated beds in the winter are helpful, these dog cooling mats can really help to keep your dogs core temperature down.
These are perfect for a home that maybe doesn't have air conditioning, or a dog that overheats himself by being super active or hyper. As they grow older they don't always realize the heat. Having one of these cooling pads will calm and cool them quickly.
Dogs, especially older dogs, can be like children, in that they simply don't realize the dangers of overheating. If your dog is showing signs of over heating, getting them into cool water is the quickest way to bring their temperature down and let them drink cool water as well, but for general comfort, using a cooling pad will keep them comfortable whether inside on their favourite bed or outside in the shade. These pads can be folded and carried with you in the car, or to the cottage, or anywhere. A quick way for your dog to feel comfortable.
I used to rinse a towel in cool water for my dogs to lay on, but this is not practical indoors. I have found ordering these online has been cheaper than my local pet shop. Pets are expensive, so I try to find deals where I can. Keep your old dog cool this summer. Get creative with walks, exercise, and cooling products to keep them happy and healthy. KEEPING DOGS COOL
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