Hot Dogs Get Cool Relief & More With the Cool Pet Pad

by Mary Haight on July 2, 2010

The Green Pet Shop, a virtual place with a focus on green pet products, has an exclusive product that will cool your hot dog  (or cat) fast.  The Cool Pet Pad is a gel-based rectangular pad activated when pressure is applied, and recharges itself  – no electricity needed. Ha! A little green miracle:)  It’s non-toxic, has a vinyl cover that is easy to keep clean, and is biodegradable. Our review pad came in the mail the other day and we put it to work. 

It’s been miserable Summer weather for dogs so far across a broad swathe of the US, and here in Chicago we were even cheated out of Spring, consisting as it did of hot humid days followed by hot humid stormy nights. My dog Tashi could have used the Cool Pet Pad when we were desperately trying to spend some time outside last week.  About 40 minutes into what was not really a pleasant exercise in trying to relax, he looked at me, hopped off the footstool, and stood looking at the front door, then at me, then…enough said!

I first used the pad myself to check out just how cold it got to be sure Tashi could tolerate it. I was very pleasantly surprised that it was cool enough for a fast change in body temperature. I placed it on a sofa pillow and put my head down. Lovely!

It was cool longer than an hour under the pressure of my head, and was still a markedly lower temperature than the part of my back that was not in contact with the Cool Pet Pad. I then moved it under my legs where it worked for another hour, but while it was cooler, it was not as cold as when I started. I shook it out and let it sit for 15 minutes and it was like new again!

The price point is affordable, ranging from $19.99 to 79.99 with four different sizes available. The only drawback may be the characteristic smell of vinyl, although Tashi didn’t seem to notice. There are a host of added uses listed on the site. Company President, Larry Wright says  “There is nothing like this that exists for helping pets stay cool…or for providing chilled therapy for joint pain and aches when older, tired or injured.”

Photo Credit: Tashi was obviously enjoying the Cool Pet Pad, but he said he was tired of smiling for the camera and just wanted to sleep. Can’t blame him, 6am photo shoots are a bear! 

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16 comments
juckie
juckie

Does anyone know how to get a cooling pad/bed at a reduced cost for my Service Dog? I`m on Social Security & get meals on wheels and barely making it. My Golden Retriever in the summer acts like he`s going to over heat all the time and is suffering. I had one you put water in & it leaked shortly after buying it & I threw it out. kdjuk@aol.com

EdieJ
EdieJ

Somehow I missed this post until now-- this seems perfect for desert dogs like Frankie, especially before the car cools off. Who knows -- maybe it'll change his whole perspective on going for rides... if not, I could use one for sure!

melf
melf

With the heat this year I sure could use a few! Maybe for in the car for when they first get in from dog park. Daisy would love it. So glad you tested them out Mary!

Carol Bryant
Carol Bryant

So neat to read this!!! With the dog days upon us here in PA, this would really come in handy!

Jana Rade
Jana Rade

These things are great. We don't have this one, but using Canine Cooler cooling bed and cooling vest for outdoors.

MaryHaight
MaryHaight

Did the program give you a delivery date by an chance? Just wondering - talking to one of principals now..,by email of course:)

Amy@GoPetFriendly
Amy@GoPetFriendly

This looks fantastic!! I am going to look into these for our boys. With Buster being almost all black (and thus hot when ever the sun is out) and Ty being a short-nosed Shar-pei that doesn't dissipate heat very well, these could be really be super for them. I can see Ty getting so attached to his that we won't be able to get him out of the Winnebago until the weather cools down in October!

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