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Has anyone tried this?

Postby Maven » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:01 pm

http://www.ruffwear.com/Swamp-Cooler-Do ... -Ruff-Wear

Ari seems to struggle in the sun on our walks. We do go out in the am, but it is already warming up. He spends alot of time rushing from shady spot to shady spot. I want to try to get him to be more comfortable. It seems my schedule is a bit of a handicap as far as when I can get them walked.

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby FBODGRL » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:05 pm

I recently got one of the cooling collars that have ice in them. it seems to help some.

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby Savage Destiny » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:33 pm

I LOVE Riddle's Swamp Cooler! It makes a huge difference. I can stick my arm under the coat and feel how much cooler it is under there. She doesn't deal with the heat well, it has been a lifesaver.

At agility practice during summer, 90+ degree heat:

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby Maven » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:01 pm

Yay Yay yay!!! :peace: :nana: :thumbsup: :bowdown: I love you guys!! I will buy one asap!!! So glad someone else has used them. I went to REI yesterday and almost bought one but I wanted feedback...

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby RhysMom » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:32 pm

Do these work well even in humid conditions? I'd love to get something to help keep Rhys cool on walks, its getting sooooo humid here lately!

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby Savage Destiny » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:35 am

I don't know about humidity, unfortunately. We live in the high desert, there is not much humidity here. lol

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby FBODGRL » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:41 am

I would think they would. I know the cooling collar I have has helped when it was really humid here.

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby Otis » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:55 am

How does it work? Its very humid here. Ashes is DYING in the heat, poor girl just lays on the floor all day (broken AC) and walks have to kept around 5 to 10 minutes during the day because she just can't handle it.

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby Otis » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:55 am

might have helped if I read the description before I asked if it worked...

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby Otis » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:04 pm

As if I didn't post enough already, how long does it last before it needs to be "recharged?"

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Re: Has anyone tried this?

Postby RhysMom » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:00 pm

seems like it works through evaporation- might not be best for us in humid areas. Anyone use it in humid areas? its like 50-100% humidity here all summer. I gotta get to work on moving asap. cant handle this east coast weather. :sad:

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Postby pblove » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:21 pm

RhysMom wrote:seems like it works through evaporation- might not be best for us in humid areas. Anyone use it in humid areas? its like 50-100% humidity here all summer. I gotta get to work on moving asap. cant handle this east coast weather. :sad:

I have spoken to several sport events vets and was told the vests can cause more harm then good. ONe of the vets has been at racing type events where dogs died from heat stroke wearing the vests, it mats down their fur and makes them hotter.Those events were on the East coast where humidity is a problem.


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