Monday, August 8, 2016

Cool Your Dog Off With The Cool Pet Pad Self Cooling Mat!

The Dog Days of Summer have certainly been upon us haven't they?  We've had SO much hot weather and high humidity in the Northeastern U.S.  With a Siberian Husky, I'm especially mindful of her becoming over-heated, particularly when there's high humidity.

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.

My Husky loves her Cool Pet Pad, Self Cooling cushion for dogs
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 saysGo Green Or Go Home!

Eco-friendly pet products like this Cool Pet Pad from The Green Pet Shop
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)




I'm very pleased with the Cool Pet Pad, and so is Icy!  She loves to lay on it both outdoors and indoors.  Honestly, the only complaint I have is that I didn't get it earlier in the season so Icy could have enjoyed the coolness all through June and July!  You can find the Cool Pet Pad at PetSmart stores and various online retailers, as well as directly from The Green Pet Shop.

Cool your dog off this summer with a Cool Pet Pad self cooling mat!
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.

Have you ever used a cooling mat or cushion for your pet?  Leave us a comment and share!  We always LOVE hearing from you!

64 comments:

  1. Now that is really "COOL"!!! Mom is going to check that out for Ciara because keeping her cool is good for controlling her seizures. Thanks for sharing.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. Oh wow, I hadn't thought about keeping pets cool to help prevent seizures! This would be a really helpful product for Clara.

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  2. I think I need to get one of these for Pike! He's been miserable in the heat!

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    1. Same here, so much uncomfortable humidity. I'm so glad I finally got a cool pad, I love it!

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    2. Same here, so much uncomfortable humidity. I'm so glad I finally got a cool pad, I love it!

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  3. OMD!!! I GOTS ONE OF THESE!!!! Yuppers, I loves it! Though, I keeps it out all year long, since it really doesn't get that cold here, and I likes layin' on it. they last a long time too. Ma got me another one after about a year, cause it does start to dry out after being out all year round. And, I likes to chew on it sometimes (shhhhh, don't tells Ma, she always tells me NO! ) butts, it's never torn or ripped or anythings, so they are good quality. Highly recommend these!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. You chew on your cool mat Ruby!? For shame, but don't worry I won't tell Ma. Your secret's safe with me. I bet Icy will use it much of the year, she loves to lay on cool surfaces!

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  4. We have a cooling mat and love it
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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    1. We love it too! It keeps the tushie cool, LOL!

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  5. I considered a cooling mat for our trip to Arizona. I really wish that I'd had one when we went to the Grand Canyon. Bentley did get overheated and took a while to cool back down.

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    1. OMD, yes that would have been perfect for your trip to Arizona! I wish we had this cooling mat when we Lived there, it would have been a Godsend.

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  6. We LOVE our Green Pet Shop cooling pad! Penny especially loves having it at the race track on hot summer days.

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    1. Oh great idea to take it to the track! I bring my out in the yard but I will definitely travel with it too.

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  7. THESE ARE GREAT! I had one too, and it helped James A LOT. Until he ate it.. Yes, he ate it!

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    1. BOL!! He ate it!? Good thing the gel's non toxic to pets!

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  8. We have a similar one — Henry still prefers his bed when given the choice, but I like giving him the option. Cool!

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    1. It's a great option when they start getting over heating. Icy loves it all the time now!

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  9. I keep meaning to get one of these for my dog that prefers to sleep on the cool floor. I think she would like it.

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    1. Oh definitely a great product for that. Icy loved sleeping on the cool kitchen tile when it's super hot but now she is choosing the cool mat most of the time - I love it!

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  10. Icy seems like the perfect model for this cooling pad! Perfect name too! She looks super happy enjoy the pad! :) No need to roaming around the house to look for the cool spot to lay down. <3

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    1. LOL! I didn't even put that together - the cool pad and her name, Icy! You're right, it's perfect. She is loving her new cool mat.

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  11. We had heard of cooling pads before, but haven't tried one. We think we want one for the heat waves that we've been having.

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    1. The heat wave in NY is what convinced me it would be a super idea, I'm so glad I got one! It's terrific.

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  12. I saw this at SuperZoo. I need one of these for my black dog in this extreme heat summer. It's been relentless.

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    1. SO relentless! I'm really so happy with it, and so is Icy!

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  13. This is a brilliant idea, even I would sit on it when in the park LOL - Layla would love it

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    1. Hey don't laugh, I have actually put my feet on it right next to her on those super HOT days!

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  14. This sounds like something I could use in the SC heat during outdoor sporting events.

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    1. Yes, definitely! It should last 2 to 3 hours in the hot outdoors.

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  15. We sure could have used this when our AC went on the fritz during a heat wave!

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    1. Oh how awful! I was so afraid of a power failure and not having A/C during the heat waves in NY this Summer. Our backup plan was to go to the mall if that happened, LOL! This would be perfect for the pets during a power outage.

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  16. This is such a great idea. I know Keira would love this, she gets so hot even in the air conditioning! Great review

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    1. It's helped my Husky SO much, she gets a lot of relief from it when it's super hot.

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  17. My Keeshond would have loved something like this! The dogs I have now don't seem to get too hot, but it would be great for them on the really hot days too.

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    1. Oh my goodness, definitely great for Huskies & Keeshond's! I think it's great for any dog during those super hot days.

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  18. Cooling pads are great for dogs who get too warm. With Mr. N, it's always a debate between getting too warm and getting wet.

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    1. Oh definitely, so great. I'd rather get too wet than too hot, LOL!

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  19. I bought one last year for Kilo the Pug but he did not use it much - he loves fans, laps and couches. You inspired me to try it again so I just put it next to me on the floor now but it seems to have shrivelled up a bit. Yours looks so cool.

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    1. Oh interesting, my dogs both love the cooling mat. I got it for Icy my Husky but little Phoebe is always sneaking onto it, LOL! You can use it yourself for your feet on super hot days, it actually helps!

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  20. I have highly considered one of these for our Oakley, but she is so picky on what she lays on. . . I wonder if she would use it. . .

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    1. Probably worth a try, it's thin and smooth and so cool Oakley may like it. Heck, you could even sit on it yourself in the yard if she doesn't LOL!

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  21. We've been spending less time outside because of the heat but this could certainly help!

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    1. Same here, we've been indoors so much. It was even too hot inside, the a/c couldn't keep up with the heat & humidity! Icy loved using her cool mat inside, especially on those days. I'm so glad I got it.

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  23. This looks great! I'll keep it in mind as I'll be moving to a hotter climate soon and will need to think of ways to keep cool for the first time without the coastal breeze I currently enjoy. ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. You'll miss those fabulous coastal breezes, I know! This is a great product to help beat the heat.

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  24. What a great mat! And good to know that the gel inside is non-toxic. It's been a hot summer, so this would've been great to have for our dog.

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    1. We love it, and I feel confident that the gel is non-toxic, very impawtant!

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  25. Saw this at SuperZoo and need one - especially in the summer. I'm hoping one is coming my way.

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  26. Wow, this sounds AMAZING!!! I love that it cools naturally from the dog's weight. Our last dog, Pip, had heart disease and his last few summers we had to be so careful about keeping him cool. He wore a cooling vest when we were outside. The vest worked really well, but sometimes it was a bit clunky on him (he was a Yorkie and the vest didn't fit him perfectly). I would have loved to have this mat for him. Will have to get one for Ruby.

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    1. It's such a great thing to have, especially with all the heat we've had this Summer - brutal for a Husky. I love that it works with the dog's weight, I don't have to do a thing. I'm sure it would have been great for Angel Pip.

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  27. We tried some pads but weren't happy with them for a number of reasons. We've been using the Cool Bed, though, which is VERY popular with our dogs.

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    1. This cool mat is super popular with our dogs too, they try to nudge each other off it, LOL!

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  28. Layla woofs Mommy put on my Hanukkah list - want - I love the idea especially as I have a tiny apt which heats up in the summer so it would be great for her

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    1. Oh yay, I hope you get it for Hanukkah! You will love it.

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  29. Awesome! Dexter has a cooling mat, along with other cooling products. They are so helpful!

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    1. It's so helpful, I'm really glad to have one!

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  30. This cooling mat is a great idea! During these hot months, a little bit of cooling can go a long way. This sounds like it works really well. Your dogs look very happy with it!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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    1. Oh absolutely, it works so great and the dogs love it!

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  31. I recently reviewed this product as well and I love it! Mom now just leaves in on the floor all the time so when I need it its available! The other thing my mom loves about this product, she can feel the "cooling" effect so she knows it's working! :)

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    1. Yes! I can feel the cooling effect too, sometimes I sneak my feet onto it when Icy isn't looking, LOL!

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  32. We have one of these and have used it all summer long in the house. When Dex is napping I put it right on his doggie bed in the man cave by my desk. Fab idea for sure.

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    1. Oh great idea to put it right on their doggie beds! Why didn't I think of that?? LOL! We are loving this cooling mat.

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