I've always wanted one of those cooling mats for dogs to help my active Husky stay cool on those hot Summer days. I was delighted to have the opportunity to review the COOL PET PAD Revolutionary Self-Cooling Cushion, from The Green Pet Shop.
I wanted a cooling mat I didn't have to plug in, add water to, freeze, or do anything to make it cool. I wanted to just put the cooling pad on the floor and have it start cooling my pet down right away.
The Cool Pet Pad's cooling get is activated by your pet's weight, which is just perfect! I don't need to do anything myself to activate the cooling gel. I tried the cooling pad out for about a week or so. The cooling effect of the pad lasted for several hours indoors and maybe 2 to 3 hours outdoors in the shade on some fairly hot days, with approx. 65 - 75% humidity.
I love the tag line on the Cool Pad, just below The Green Pet Shop's logo. It says; Go Green Or Go Home!
|This is what the Cool Pet Pad looks like out of the box. I love The Green Pet Shop's tag line; Go Green Or Go Home!|
Note: I was given a complimentary Cool Pet Pad in exchange for an honest review of the product.
I found the Cool Pet Pad to be durable and easy to clean. It fits in a crate and folds up easily for travel, which is really valuable to us since we travel so much, especially in Summer. The enlarged graph from the back of the box shows how much warmer the surface temperature is without using the cool pad vs. when you're using the cool pad. (Note: these results may vary depending on temperature, humidity and your pet)
|Icy loves her new Cool Pet Pad from The Green Pet Shop!|
In case you're wondering, I know I was, the Gel inside the cool pad is NON toxic. Of course, you should not allow your pet to ingest the gel. According to The Green Pet Shop it could potentially cause an allergic reaction in some cases. If your pet does ingest the gel, contact your Veterinarian.
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