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Canine Cooler

Longblades
June 21st, 2007, 01:04 PM
http://www.chillow.com/cc.html

Link is to this product. Has anyone tried it? Does it really work? Thinking of trying for my old Lab girl. The medicine she is on for invertebral disk disease makes her so HOT. She pants and pants and the warm weather makes it even worse.

SableCollie
June 21st, 2007, 06:17 PM
Yes, I shelled out the big $ for 2 of them...I thought they were great, I wanted to get one for myself! HOWEVER, the 1st one sprung a leak approximately 1 month after we got it. The dogs had not been chewing on it, just walking on it and lying on and sometimes running and jumping on it when they played. I bought a pool patch repair kit and fixed the hole. Then it sprung another leak, and poured water all over the floor. I tossed it in the basement and figured I would fix it later, I still had the other bed. then the other bed sprung a leak!!! At that point I gave up. I still have the beds in the basement, but they have so many leaks, I don't think it's worth fixing them. I wished they had held up better because I thought it was a great idea. Another problem I had was that Sable didn't like the texture and wouldn't lie on them. They do have covers available that I was going to purchase before I went through the whole "turning the living room into a giant puddle" fiasco.

Now of course if your dog is very sedate and lies still it may work great for you. But it does cost so much money to buy and then have it break.

I was thinking of getting the "chillow" pillow for myself though, because the beds while they lasted really did stay cool and comfortable!!

mummummum
June 21st, 2007, 06:37 PM
These claim to be puncture proof.
http://www.alphapetsupplies.com/Cooling_Beds.htm

I remember looking into one for Ceili that seemed perfect for supporting her joints/ hips. It had gel filled 'coils" and was also a cooling bed. I can't remember the name of it now (of course :rolleyes: ) but I'll give a look around the net to see if anything wakes up the bats in my belfry. :D

mummummum
June 21st, 2007, 06:48 PM
This looks familiar. It's not a cooling bed but it remains cooler than foam in a heat test (according to their video anyway :rolleyes: )

http://www.geltecproducts.com/detail.aspx?ID=40

SableCollie
June 21st, 2007, 06:49 PM
Yeah these seemed tough enough, I don't know. It's not like my dogs have super sharp nails or anything! but the first day I got the beds I noticed little indents from the dogs' nails just from them walking onto the bed.

I'm still looking around at all the different kinds of cooling beds because it is a good idea...in theory at least! I'm just nervous of spending a lot of money again.

I do have cooling bandannas somewhere that you soak in water and they keep the dog's neck cool which is supposed to lower their body temp. I had tried the kinds made for pets but they got all moldy and gross, so then I got some that were originally made for people and they held up well. http://www.polar-products.com They have cooling collars for dogs and horses and products for people.

The best thing I have found though is my air conditioner. In the summer Sable parks herself on my bed facing the a/c and that is where she stays!