View Full Version : is there anything i can do to help her keep cool

2nd July 2009, 11:37 PM
she just seems to be constantly panting, which yes i know is how they keep cool but i get the feeling its getting to her a bit.

don't ask me how its just a feeling.

3rd July 2009, 12:47 AM
Keep your windows open and curtains closed. Do you have an electric fan?

3rd July 2009, 01:51 AM
Did you call the vet to ask about the panting? Maybe just to make sure it's just the heat and nothing else?

I've seen blankets sold that are supposed to keep dogs cool, such as this one:

i don't know much about them... maybe someone else on the board has used them. Are they safe? Do they work? That sort of thing....

3rd July 2009, 03:42 AM
Does she pant when its cool or just when it's hot? Fans can really help at her level when the air is warm. Here the high humidity makes everyone suffer when the temperature goes up and my 2 almost 9 yr olds can take very little. My golden started panting at night-temperature was good-and being restless. I bought her a memory foam bed and the panting and restlessness stopped-wish they could just tell you why they're not comfortable. I'd try the fans and ,if that doesn't reduce the panting, I'd get a Vet check to make sure she isn't hurting. :xfngr: that the fans will ease her.

3rd July 2009, 11:21 AM
i think it was just the heat, she only started doing it when it got hot and she is now happily conked out next to me.

i'll think i will keep a eye out tho and if it happens again it's off to the vets.

3rd July 2009, 11:39 AM
thanks for the idea's tho, i will keep them in mind :D

3rd July 2009, 05:44 PM
you could buy her a cooling vest, cooling collar or cooling pad.
my girls have vests to wear when it's hot, and pads to lie on, and are very comfortable with this.

the products from the link below are good quality, and very reasonably priced.
http://custompetandtack.homestead.com/kninecool.html (http://custompetandtack.homestead.com/kninecool.html)

4th July 2009, 11:08 AM
I have an elec fan for Sparky & he loves it - I also make yoghurt ice cubes for them & they LOVE them (just natural yoghurt frozen in ice cube trays)