How Do Dogs Handle the Heat?

In the same way that humans use sweating to cool their bodies down, dogs use panting as a cooling mechanism.
Dogs actually do really well in the heat. We all have seen dogs on the farm or dogs that go out hunting and spend all of their time outdoors. Often, they look comfortable and happy, but how do they do it if dogs don't sweat like us humans? Well, that is not exactly true. Dogs do sweat. A small amount of sweat does come out through their footpads, but this source of cooling is a very small percentage of a dog's cooling process.

The primary way that dogs cool themselves down is by removing the heat from their body through panting. Panting is a cooling method made possible by the rete mirabile, which is located at the base of their neck. The rete mirabile is a complex system of arteries and veins that helps to regulate the most temperature sensitive organ, the brain. Because the rete mirabile, a dog can stay cool even though he has a heavy, heat trapping fur coat. We as pet owners must not forget how important it is for a dog to get the extra help he needs to stay cool.

The Cool K-9 Dog Cooling Jacket acts as a regulator for your dog's body and helps him to stay cool.
The Cool K-9 Dog Cooling Jacket
If your dog spends a lot of his time outdoors or has problems with overheating, you may want to consider purchasing the Cool K-9 Dog Cooling Jacket. The Cool K-9 is a thermo-regulating technology that uses water absorbing, cross-linked polymers that are sewn into its supplex fabric. This design is specifically aimed at cooling your pet down. This jacket acts as a perspiration system for your dog by absorbing the heat from your dog's body and then dispelling it into the air through the natural evaporative process. Now instead of struggling to cool himself down by panting and sweating through the pads of his paws, your dog can essentially sweat off the heat. To get the jacket to work, just soak it with water and strap your dog in. For any pet owner that is looking to give his/her dog relief, the Cool K-9 Dog Cooling Jacket is the perfect answer.

If you have any further questions about canine cooling products or canine heat related illnesses, feel free to e-mail or call us at Pet Street Mall anytime. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.

By: Tim Snyder
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