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    Does anyone have a good recommendations for cooling vests?

    I live in NC. Today it was 81 and humid already!! The babies were outside for 30 mins and came in panting.

    We are pretty active. We walk them all of the time and spend a lot of time outdoors when my daughter has softball practice.

    I think I'm going to get a cooling blanket for them, but there are sooooo many vests out there, i'de rather not waste my money on crappy ones before I find a good one. Especially when I'm buying 2. Lol


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    Default Re: Cooling Vests....

    Hi, Lola would overheat and I went to extremes to be sure I had items on hand that would help her. This means that I have gone overboard, however I do have one really nice cooling vest that we take with us on road trips especially int he summer when there is the rare chance our car would die and the A/C would be done for. Its used for military and police dogs, the RPCM chillydog cooling vest. We keep the cooling packs in the cooler for the ride, and if we need them, they come out into the vest. Otherwise the keep the food cold. In ice water, the packs will refreeze within minutes. Worth the cost in my opinion. Consider getting the small size though.

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    I do not have any but... do not leave them alone with the vest or pads, not too long ago we had a member almost lost her baby cause he chewed it up while she was at work. I can't remember the whole situation, but just be sure they are always supervised when you use them
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    Thanks @APRILmari! I'll def look into them!
    @2BullyMama, definitely! We don't have a fence yet, so someone is always outside with them.

    It was a nice day out - a lot warmer than its been in a while. They didn't want to come inside, then my neighbor came out with his very playful pit bull. They all played for about 15 mins (after they had already been playing in the yard with me). By the time we were walking back to the house, both of them just plopped down on the garage floor. When I got them in, I poured them each a big bowl of cold water and they sucked that down quick.

    We are just outside a lot over the summer, especially bc they love it. So I just want to keep them safe. I would die if they over heated. But I'll feel guilty keeping them in the house all of the time too.


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