Humans sweat to keep cool. The moisture on your skin evaporates and cools your body temperature. Dogs don’t sweat; they pant to keep cool. Unfortunately, panting isn’t nearly as effective as sweating. That’s why the risk of heat stroke is so high in canines. Without proper hydration and some way to help their bodies cool off in extreme heat, dogs can overheat very quickly. The KoolCollar uses evaporative cooling, similar to the way sweat cools humans, to regulate your pet’s body temperature when it’s hot outside.
Your dog still needs to get regular exercise, even when temperatures are hot. Equipping him with a KoolCollar is a great way to keep him safe from the risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. The nylon collar has a Velcro opening on one end that can be filled with ice cubes. As the ice melts, the cold water drips down your dog’s chest. The moisture of the water promotes evaporative cooling over your pet’s very vascular chest area. The action of the water evaporating cools the blood and brings your dog’s core temperature down.
You can also use the KoolTube (included with the KoolCollar) if you want to use this product inside your home, in your car or anywhere that you don’t want water dripping all over the place. You can purchase additional KoolTubes so you always have one frozen and ready for use. These tubes are filled with a non-toxic gel that, once frozen, will also cool the blood circulating through your dog’s neck and help to regulate his body temperature in warm weather.
KoolTubes are not intended for outdoor use. They can help your dog keep cool in reasonable indoor temperatures, but they won’t be as effective as ice in extreme outdoor temperatures. The KoolCollar comes in three sizes to fit most dogs. The small adjusts to fit neck sizes of 11 to 17.5 inches, the collar for medium breeds adjusts from 17 to 24 inches, and the large collar adjusts from 24 to 30.5 inches.
If you enjoy having fun with your dog outdoors, this would be a great product to bring on walks, hikes, biking trips or any of your other outdoor adventures. Even with a cooling device like the KoolCollar, when temperatures outside get extreme you should be very cautious when bringing your dog outdoors.
Do not leave him outside for long periods of time, and watch for signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. These signs can include excessive panting, excessive drooling, reddened gums, rapid heart rate and dehydration. If you believe that your dog is suffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion call a veterinarian immediately for advice on bringing his body temperature down.