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Has anyone invented a cooling pad for dogs to lay on like the orthopedic cold therapy machines?

Asked by woodcutter (16312points) July 5th, 2011

We have a Donjoy http://www.dme-direct.com/donjoy-iceman-ice-man-cold-therapy-cryotherapy-1100-don-joy/ cooling pad that connects to an ice chest via water hoses that circulates the cold water to reduce swelling. Thought it would be a neat idea to make a large enough pad do allow a dog to chill on. In the summer they hate to lay on carpet but prefer tile floors, I assume because it’s cooler. Maybe people would like it too. I know my dogs would be claiming something like that if it was here.

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woodcutter's avatar

thanks that might be something to look into.

Kardamom's avatar

I saw something like these Cooling Towels at the county fair. They get saturated with water, but feel dry and cool to the touch.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Hey…they gots central air and heat, just like us. They’re good.

Kayak8's avatar

@marinelife showed the bed I am familiar with. I use cooling vests on my dogs when they are working (same as used in Iraq), that are filled with a vegetable oil that stays cold/cool but is not harmful should they ingest it or rip it open in the field. Here is one place that sells something similar.

lillycoyote's avatar

They also make these things. I’m not sure whether they work or not but they don’t require refrigeration or any additional “cooling agent.” I saw something similar at Walgreen’s for less and was thinking of giving it a try for myself, not sure, I’m kind of a fool and her money are soon parted sort of person sometimes. Here’s a review of it

woodcutter's avatar

Thanks @Kayak8 Bookmarking this one too.

Dutchess_III's avatar

This made me remember…my son tried to sneak a guinea pig into the family once. He thought he could hide it in his room and I’d never know. His big sister narked on him so..we had a guinea pig in the family, on the back deck. In the summer I had rotating two liter pop containers of water in the frizzer. I’d pull a frozen one out, then put a new one in to freeze. I always indented them before I put them in, and I’d put them in Pigs cage. The indention gave him a really nice place to lounge. I’d like to think he appreciated it!

We brought him in in temp extremes, of course.

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