How to keep my dogs cool
A quick way is a wet towel as when the water evaporates it draws heat from the dog or something. I have a coat that I bought that you wet and as the water evaporates etc but a towel is just as effective or a toweling coat. The dog could wear that but not sure for several hours.
I can look on line and see if I can find the specific coats if you wish.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Large bowl of cold water, over it hang a towel soaking wet and feeding from the bowl, then behind it and well clear of the water, put a large fan, the fan draught will evaporate the cold water from the towel and blow it into the room.
Dont put the fan close to the water as a woman in glasgow did that a few years ago, fan fell into water she went to pick it up and got electrocuted.Posted 4 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
Have you got a tiled kitchen floor?
If yes mop it with cold water and leave it wet before you go, even leave soaking wet towels spread across the ground.
A cheap kiddies paddling pool full of cold water left in the kitchen will help, but put them in it a day or two before hand to get them used to it and what it’s there for.Posted 4 years agosolarpoweredMember
What temp does the room get to in this weather please? Have you measured it ? I would be very worried about leaving my dogs in these temperatures!…
However, if you’re confident, water soaked bedding for them to flop on would help…. Being labs though with a naturally water repellent coat its not ideal 😕
Big fan! Yes, buy a big fan!Posted 4 years agoInbred456Member
I think the easy thing here is to give them the run of the house for the day. Shut doors to important rooms but let them wander to a shaded cool part of the house. They wont cause to much damage surely and you’ll have piece of mind they will be ok.
Dogs are for the whole house not just for kitchens!!!Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
A cheap kiddies paddling pool full of cold water left in the kitchen will help, but put them in it a day or two before hand to get them used to it and what it’s there for.
They’re Labs, they’re genetically pre-disposed to diving into any water that’s handy! For my brother’s Lab, Honey, that’s usually the horse trough or the brook where the horse is kept. It’s getting her out that’s the problem!Posted 4 years ago
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