Dh says I'm a drama queen (re cooling dogat night)

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lululemona Mon 24-Jun-19 23:58:41

My long-haired GSD sleeps in my bedroom at night and it gives me anxiety at night when I hear him panting/drinking a tonne of water. I was beyond uncomfortable tonight with the humidity so had a cold shower before bed. It made me feel so much better and I thought I would do the same for my dog. DDog hates baths (but loves muddy,boggy water), DH says I am being OTT as I'm distressing our boy. What do you think? I'm sure his skin will be fine.

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CrispbuttyNo1 Tue 25-Jun-19 00:00:12

I used to put a wet cold towel down for my dog to lie on.

DugHug Tue 25-Jun-19 00:01:19

I sometimes dampen my dog slightly so she cools as she evaporates. I wouldn’t give her a cold shower though, or completely drench her and leave her wet all night - that’s cruel!

lululemona Tue 25-Jun-19 00:08:28

I've towel dried him. He's snoring away quite happily (to me). Why is it cruel? I've bought every cooling device imaginable and my dog avoids them all. Feeling bad now!

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pigsDOfly Tue 25-Jun-19 00:12:03

My dog is long haired and double coated so doesn't like the warm weather, but I know for a fact that if I were to start giving her cold baths she would not be happy.

She's 8 years old so has managed to get through quite a few very warm nights over the years.

Crispbutty's wet towel idea is good, dog then has the choice whether to lie on it or not. You could buy a cool mat for him though, if you think he'd like that.

pigsDOfly Tue 25-Jun-19 00:13:58

Ah see you've already bought cooling things.

Maybe the heat doesn't actually bother him.

lululemona Tue 25-Jun-19 00:18:58

He didn't whine in the bath, he seemed okay to be in there for 30 secs. Rewarded him with some roast chicken.

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pigsDOfly Tue 25-Jun-19 00:22:03

Roast chicken? No wonder he's snoring away happily. My dog would walk through fire for roast chicken grin

Floralnomad Tue 25-Jun-19 00:39:00

I just put a fan on in our dogs bedroom when it’s hot and he seems fine

cheeseislife8 Tue 25-Jun-19 00:41:26

It's been so muggy, cooling your pooch is the responsible thing. It's heatstroke season! Ours gets a wet towel to lie on if she wants, which she often does, particularly during last year's heatwave

RubberTreePlant Tue 25-Jun-19 00:41:56

He didn't whine in the bath, he seemed okay to be in there for 30 secs. Rewarded him with some roast chicken.

confused grin

Is this a reverse? smile

EnidPrunehat Tue 25-Jun-19 12:41:20

I think you can confidently expect your dog to be too hot for the duration now. Roast chicken nightly? Yes. He'll be up for that.

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