Why is a cooler mat important?
Cooling mats are a great way of keeping your dog or cat cool on hot days. They work in the day time or night time – though, like anything involving these furry friends, there may be some training required to persuade them to lay on them. They last for several hours, are generally inexpensive products and require little maintenance.
How does the Cooling mat work?
Cooling pads can work in a number of ways. Modern pads tend to work using non-toxic gels. For those wanting a more scientific explanation – the composition is mainly a combination of water and polymers.
This is an endothermic reaction, basically absorbing heat and delivering a cooling effect. Simply put – when a Dog, Cat (or human) lies on a cooling mat, the heat from the body is absorbed by the mat. So, you put pressure on the gel, it cools you down. This effect doesn’t last forever – usually a few hours – and leaving it to recharge for about fifteen minutes will restore its cooling properties.
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