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Post by Nifty staffy on Sun Jul 22 2018, 15:44

At least another fortnight of heatwave on the horizon.
What about dog cooling coats - good or gimmick ?

Going for walks is getting complicated and Nifty is drinking every couple kms. She does not look comfortable at all, wondering if cooling coat could help.
Thoughts ?


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Post by Dogface on Sun Jul 22 2018, 18:05

I'd never heard of these but personally I can't see it being much help. The temperature drop from evaporation would be minimal and probably offset to a large extent by the heat generated by wearing the item itself. When it's hot I limit walks to half a mile and let him play in the shade, with a bowl of water. Nothing will stop a dog getting hot when walking long distances in heat.
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Post by gillybrent on Sun Jul 22 2018, 18:19

Cooling coats are okay to bring down temperature, but are not for general use walking a dog in heat.

No dog should be walked in temperatures over 25 degrees.

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Post by Nifty staffy on Sun Jul 22 2018, 18:33

Thanks for your replies.
Will stick to “kitchen door open to garden” and hold off from evening walks after work. Smile


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Post by Paris1990 on Tue Jul 24 2018, 12:51

We've just been leaving the door open on days we are in and doing late evening walks when it's cooler. Hank has really struggled in the heat Sad
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Post by Nifty staffy on Tue Jul 24 2018, 17:43

For now, Nifty is making the most of 6am zoomies in the garden Rolling Eyes
Problem is that she wants to play but I think it’s too hot in the evenings ... it’s currently 30 degrees here now at almost 7pm


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