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It is so HOT here already so I am looking for products to keep the girls cool in this heat when we go outside. I'm thinking about getting on of the mats that they can lay on and I could put it inside their stroller. Does anyone have either of these or know if they work?

iCool Dog Cooling Mats

Cooling Mat for Small Dogs
 

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You took the words right out of my mouth - I was going to post about cooling vests as Hunter does a lot of outside walking (and therefore panting!). Anyone have any experience with these??? (do you mind if I add this question to your post Jennifer?). I was also looking at the mats - I do hope someone has tried them!
 

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I've never used the cooling mats and also wondered how/if they work.

When I showed the Lhasas, however, we used to take a human ice bag and put crushed ice (or frozen peas) in it and have it under the fluff's stomach. It worked well to keep them cool.
 

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I've made my own in the past using decorator fabric and the little gel crystals. They work great. PM me if you are interested in directions. The gel beads are the same ones that can be purchased in gardening stores and mixed in with potting soil for use in flower planters (reducing the need for frequent watering). For a much less expensive source for the gel crystals, go to Hydrosource Cross-Linked Polyacrylamide - Super-Absorbing Co-Polymer.


 
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