21st July 2010, 04:06 PM
21st July 2010, 10:14 PM
Thank you for the link to that vest, Anne.So, it really does not make the dog hotter, like we would feel if walking in the hot, humid mornings with a life vest or jacket? I understand the wet tee-shirt concept, but this thing looks like it won't breathe.
I had a Shih Tzu before my Cavalier, and have treated Sophie the same way because her muzzle is so short. Mornings have been warm her the past week, in middle Tennessee, and humid. This a.m. when we walk (6:30) it was 78° and humidity probably equally as high, so I cut her walk to 30 minutes instead of the usual hour.
I have a hard time believing the vest would not make her hotter but if it really keeps a dog cool, I'm going to buy one. Is this a proven product??? I don't want neighbors calling the authorities when they see a dog with the cooling coat on, in this heat & humidity, and thinking it's a winter jacket.
21st July 2010, 10:22 PM
I usually put mine in the freezer before I put in on her
Anne Proud mother of
and Angel Ella
21st July 2010, 10:29 PM
22nd July 2010, 01:08 AM
22nd July 2010, 04:14 AM
22nd July 2010, 10:54 PM
anniemac - yes, our heat & humidity is more like that of Rome, Greece, and similarly located places. I'm just glad I don't live in Florida or the Gulf coast.
The DH and I were in Scotland and upper Lakes District in July '05 during their dreadful heat wave, and the 90°+ F (33° C) temps were brutal. Most places had no A/C and in one accommodation, I was too hot to eat, at all. I was so glad I had packed a pair of shorts! Not many (if any) of the homes are air-conditioned, so when they have heat, with or without humidity, it is insufferable.