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GraciesMom
19th February 2011, 03:29 PM
We are having a real warm spell (like late spring!) and Gracie seems to think her bed is too warm. She usually uses a fleece lined soft bed with thick stuffing. Any ideas on a cooler bedding? Maybe put a cotton sheet over her bed?

mommytoClaire
19th February 2011, 04:13 PM
While looking for 'warming beds' recently, I noticed that when Googled, most of the warming bed sites also have 'cooling' beds. I've heard that many Cavaliers don't tole rate the heat well. Claire was such a puppy last Summer I can't say this is an issue for her yet.

I know that I will have to replace her crate mat it's one that warms up with body heat, so I'm sure she won't appreciate that this Summer.

Cindy and Claire

MishathePooh
19th February 2011, 05:05 PM
Misha has the Cool Bed III. You fill it with water and it stays nice and cool. He loves it!

Click here (http://omahavaccine.com/product_list.asp?display=full&cid=0&itemid=03661A&itemname=Cool+Bed+III).

GraciesMom
19th February 2011, 06:36 PM
Misha has the Cool Bed III. You fill it with water and it stays nice and cool. He loves it!

Click here (http://omahavaccine.com/product_list.asp?display=full&cid=0&itemid=03661A&itemname=Cool+Bed+III).

YAY!!!! I will check this out.

MadPip
19th February 2011, 11:07 PM
We've got something like this - even though we don't get too much heat as a rule last summer was very hot, and Pippin has a lot of coat so feels the heat. We used it most for travelling, especially long journeys, to help keep him cool in the car. He loved it. We're going to get a second one if we have another hot summer, so we can have one in the house and one in the car all the time. In winter we just cover it with a normal bed.

GraciesMom
20th February 2011, 02:21 PM
I was able to cover her crate pad with a cool cotton sheet and that is working for now. But not all that hot so will check into the Cool Bed for summer. It gets brutal heer sometimes.

BrooklynMom
21st February 2011, 05:03 AM
A cool bed is a great idea...when we had a heat wave in Sydney a few weeks ago, I put frozen ice packs in her kennel outside as well as inside so she could curl up to them if she wanted. Get the kind that are really hard plastic on the outside and cover with a sheet. Also, give lots of ice things...like ice cubes, freeze chicken stock in ice cube trays, frozen carrots, etc. Sometimes I will even freeze her kibble and she is happy happy.

Also, Brooklyn LOVES our tile floors. We let her sleep there in the bathroom if it is too hot and she is fine.

Winter beds and summer beds are a must though...Australia is going into winter soon so I need to be looking for the warm beds! :rolleyes:

MishathePooh
22nd February 2011, 09:33 PM
Forgot to add that Misha will only use the Cool Bed with the linen sheet that you have to buy extra. He would not use it before we had the fitted sheet, but now it's one of his favorite beds. Leave it to a Cavalier to make their own very specific bedding choices!

Jasper and Holly
23rd February 2011, 03:25 AM
A cool bed is a great idea...when we had a heat wave in Sydney a few weeks ago, I put frozen ice packs in her kennel outside as well as inside so she could curl up to them if she wanted. Get the kind that are really hard plastic on the outside and cover with a sheet. Also, give lots of ice things...like ice cubes, freeze chicken stock in ice cube trays, frozen carrots, etc. Sometimes I will even freeze her kibble and she is happy happy.

Also, Brooklyn LOVES our tile floors. We let her sleep there in the bathroom if it is too hot and she is fine.

Winter beds and summer beds are a must though...Australia is going into winter soon so I need to be looking for the warm beds! :rolleyes:

Pillow Talk have some great quality donut beds. You can get them when they have a special on for a good price. They have all different sizes. I got two large ones and my two love them.

GraciesMom
23rd February 2011, 02:25 PM
I got a doggy bed that will allow Gracie to stretch out more and put a cool cotton pillow case on it. She LOVED it! I made sure it was really tucked in all round so no wrinkles. Being able to stretch out is a cooler position too. When she got really warm, I even put the pillow case in the freezer for a bit and she was in HEAVEN!

But looking forward to getting the cool bed for summer even though it is back to being back to normal winter temps here again.