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Hello! I'm hot! My air conditioning died. No freon. My question is Zarita has congestive heart failure. The temperature IN the house is 81 and it is only 10:15 am. The air conditioning guys are putting in a new unit, but not until tomorrow. Should I use a wet wash rag and get her 'damp'? I know if my head is wet, I feel cooler; should I just wet her head? She doesn't seem uncomfortable yet. I think part of this is: I'm hot!! I left the windows open last night, and the house did cool off to 78, but is climbing fast now.
 

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I'm guessing they have fixed it...?
It must have been really hot. I heard that putting water under their chin/neck area can cool them down. I'm not sure if that's true or not. But a safe way to cool a dog down is by putting a wet/cool towel on them I believe not sure.
Hopefully you are all okay
 

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That reminds me, do "cool" mats work.
Don't really know how to describe them but they apparently help keep your dog cool be them laying on it.
Any thoughts??
 

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Yes, putting water on the neck and chest is a good way to cool dogs, as that is where major blood vessels flow.

I have heard mixed things about the cool mats. I am not sure if the gel inside is safe if the dogs chew the bed. A damp towel under supervision should do the trick, and is a heck of a lot cheaper!
 

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I was thinking to put a pillow case or towel over the cool mat. But I doubt the dogs would try to chew it.
But a damp towel sounds safer and cheaper, indeed.
 

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Thank you all. Air conditioning is fixed and the house is at 77 degrees now. Dogs did better than I did!! I HATE the heat and humidity.
 

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That's great.
Isn't it amazing how we lose are minds in the heat and their just staring at us like I'm fine :)
I also completely lose it when I feel too hot. I get into a no one talk to me right now kind of mood.
 

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Yes, it is 82 in my house right now, and I am a bit warm, but Gobo is curled up between my knees! He is never too warm! We have had a hot few days, but it will cool down tonight, so I am reluctant to turn on the AC.
 

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It is 45 degrees here in joliet IL. Gee whiz!! Yesterday 80 degrees! I had to turn the heat back on!! All next week supposed to be cool. That's Chicago weather for you! Glad I don't live too near the lake, as they are even cooler.
 
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