How to keep them cool

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How to keep them cool

Postby axmckev on Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:11 am

My first transport took me to SC for two 50lb. ea. dogs. After lining the plane with plastic and towels, I figured I only added to the heat problem.

Put flexible ice packs on half of the laydown area under the blankets. This allows the dog to lay on them completely, or not at all. Any position can be taken so they will stay cool. I did not see heavy panting on my fuel stop at 90F during taxi.

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Re: How to keep them cool

Postby kshaw on Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:14 pm

I like that idea. I have also been looking at one of the homemade "air conditioning" units like these http://www.instructables.com/id/Portabl ... and-easy!/ and http://mysite.verizon.net/vzes8y13/n8749n/ All are based on a cooler, a bilge pump and a block of ice. They are supposed to work well for a couple of hours-until the ice melts.
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