15 Jul '11, 6pm

How to Keep Pets Cool In The Heat via @renest

How to Keep Pets Cool In The Heat via @renest

I make ice cubes out of plain yogurt, which my dog LOVES as treats on a hot day (or really anytime :). Sometimes I just give her plain ice cubes to crunch too, especially after coming back from a hot walk. We bought one of those "Cool Beds" a couple years ago, the kind that you fill with water that is soaked up by the interior sponge mat. It works pretty well--the problem is that it's impossible to get the water entirely out of it again, so when we stored it away for the fall/winter it got disgustingly moldy. Not a problem if you want to just keep it out year round, but something to keep in mind. This year we bought another similar product that's a much smaller size mat. It's a fully sealed up gel pack--you cool it in the freezer and it stays cool for quite awhile after. Works well and much better for storage. I also keep wet bandanas in the freezer, and if we're heading o...

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