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Thread: Your Tips for Keeping Your Pooches Cool in Summer

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    Not sure if these are what Occy was talking about but I'm considering getting one. Not sure if they'll be any good though, what do you think. Has anyone got one?

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    That collar looks like a good idea - I'll be interested to see people's responses

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    Mine have always been inside with the aircon on, or outside if they choose. They dig holes under shady trees, I wet them with the hose.

    I just discovered last night why Pretty dug the hole in the carport where she did (it is the pic in the dog vid). The aircon drips there so the sand is damp and cool. I have about 3 different drinking containers in different areas as well as one inside.

    I feel the double coat bred for the ACD is a great help too.

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    Havnt read all the responses here, but us... wet face clothes tucked into the collar for furries and draped around the back of us Skins necks works a treat (Dont put ice as more likely to cause a chill, just wet is fine & if sitting in front of a fan stays lovely and cool), fans all round with wet towels in front of the floor fans when really hot, frozen treats & paddle pools. Plus lack of movement helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfienut View Post
    G'day guys! It's a marvelously warm day today in Melbourne which gives us a taste of the hot weather to come. I just took George to a big swim at the dog beach in Brighton and now he's sleeping on the cool hardwood floor.

    What are your tips for keeping your dogs cool over the hotter months?

    We have for our Husky one of those kids clam shell pools. This has 2 purposes

    1 One side we have filled with sand this serves 2 things
    A) He can dig in the sand (and not our garden or grass)
    B) He likes to lie in it as it is cool

    2 The other side we fill with water. He loves to "dig" in the water before he lies down in it.

    It is a fairly inexspensive way to keep Diesel cool. The shell clam we paid $25 and was easily bought from Big W or Kmart and $9 each for 2 bags of washed sand at Bunnings.
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    We used to have shell pools until I started using them for the ducks.
    After a month, I decided it wasn't deep or big enough so they upgraded to an old bath.
    Unfortunately the ducks left the shell pool in a disgusting state and was way past cleaning up for the dogs.
    We have dams and the beach near by though, so its ok. I'll get photos of the dogs at the beach this weeked
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    WATER,WATER,WATER!!!! Kiddie pools, big tubs, whatever you have. Even my two love a good hose down in the heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskymum View Post
    We have for our Husky one of those kids clam shell pools. This has 2 purposes

    1 One side we have filled with sand this serves 2 things
    A) He can dig in the sand (and not our garden or grass)
    B) He likes to lie in it as it is cool

    2 The other side we fill with water. He loves to "dig" in the water before he lies down in it.

    It is a fairly inexspensive way to keep Diesel cool. The shell clam we paid $25 and was easily bought from Big W or Kmart and $9 each for 2 bags of washed sand at Bunnings.


    Hi HM..

    just a little waring about washed sand..i too had a kiddies clam shell filled with washed sand, but it was for my 6yr old daughter & she loved it, all was ok, she had'nt played in her sandpit for over a week or so & one day she came running to me covered in sand screaming that there "are spiders in her sand pit/ shell", i said are you sure they are spiders & not ants, she said yes mummy they are spiders & they are red backs, i said are you sure they are red backs, she said yes (we were living on a few acres at the time & i always educated her about different types of snakes & spiders & showed her pics of them & how to be wary of dangerous critters etc )....

    OMG bloody hell i almost died when i had seen the amount of red backs & the amount of nests/ eggs they had laid throughout the sand pit. I had stripped the clothes of my daughter & thou roughly check her for any bite marks etc & thank goodness she had not been bitten & that she had the smarts to get out of sand pit & tell me about the spiders in it.

    I couldn't wait for my hubby to come home to get rid of the sand, ok he had this genius idea / way of killing them off, poured diesel over the sand & set it alight, it worked & killed off the colony of red backs.

    So please check you dogs sand pit on a regular basis for any little critters & spiders.

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    I'd have to check any sand pit on a regular basis for (neighbours') cats' poo, which Frosty thinks is food. Blech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    Hi HM..

    just a little waring about washed sand..i too had a kiddies clam shell filled with washed sand, but it was for my 6yr old daughter & she loved it, all was ok, she had'nt played in her sandpit for over a week or so & one day she came running to me covered in sand screaming that there "are spiders in her sand pit/ shell", i said are you sure they are spiders & not ants, she said yes mummy they are spiders & they are red backs, i said are you sure they are red backs, she said yes (we were living on a few acres at the time & i always educated her about different types of snakes & spiders & showed her pics of them & how to be wary of dangerous critters etc )....

    OMG bloody hell i almost died when i had seen the amount of red backs & the amount of nests/ eggs they had laid throughout the sand pit. I had stripped the clothes of my daughter & thou roughly check her for any bite marks etc & thank goodness she had not been bitten & that she had the smarts to get out of sand pit & tell me about the spiders in it.

    I couldn't wait for my hubby to come home to get rid of the sand, ok he had this genius idea / way of killing them off, poured diesel over the sand & set it alight, it worked & killed off the colony of red backs.

    So please check you dogs sand pit on a regular basis for any little critters & spiders.

    I will def keep an eye on it! Thanks for the heads up
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