Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Cooling Pad to Help Your Pet Beat the Summer Heat!
The Dog Days of Summer are upon us and they really do impact dogs and cats as well. We certainly don't want our pets to suffer from heat stroke. I can't say this enough: Do NOT Take Your Pet With You in the Car on a Summer Day. Even at only 70 degrees a car will heat up very fast and your dog can be dead in mere minutes. Leave you pet at home where he can be cool. Have cool fresh water available at all times. And there's something else that you can do to help your dog or cat feel more comfortable on hot Summer days.
The Green Pet Shop has created a remarkable cooling pad for your pet (http://www.thegreenpetshop.com/cool-pet-pad.html) that's just the ticket on those hot days. They were kind enough to send me a sample for my cat, Aimee. I put it down and she walked on it. You could almost hear her thinking: well, that feels good! She walked away from it, took a circuitous route around the den, returning to the pad to sit down on it, happily cooling her cute little bottom. She never would let me take a picture of her lying on it. Keeping it to herself, no doubt. But there's no question that enjoys it.
The neat thing about it is that it doesn't need water or electricity. IF you choose to put it in the refrigerator, the cooling will last up to 6 hours but it's not necessary to refrigerate it. It is pressure activated non-toxic gel inside and The Green Pet Shop has patented it. It comes in four sizes, for the smallest dog or cat to the biggest dog. Every pet can be comfortable.
It will fit into standard size beds or crates although I chose to put Aimee's right down on the den floor. If you're driving with your pet in hot weather it would make sense to put it into the dog's crate or cat's carrier. It's also handy for pets who have health problems like allergies or hip dysplasia. It can help them feel more comfortable.
The cover can be wiped off or there are directions for washing it in the washing machine.
And in case you're feeling jealous of your pet, they also make cooling pads for people.
Aimee and I think you and your pet will like it!
NOTE: I was not paid for this review. The only thing I received was a cooling mat for my cat to test. The opinions expressed in this post are mine which is why I choose not to monetize my blog.