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Did You Know Your Dog’s Fur Can Heat Up to 145°F on an 80°F Day?

Here’s What I Do To Keep My Dog Cool

Guest blog by Linda Coad, CEO & Co-Founder of Coolvio

Even mild overheating is considered a veterinary emergency

In less than two minutes, even in the cool grass, my dog’s fur heated up 145°F on an 80° day. That’s the photo you see above. Shocking, isn’t it? If you think just letting your dog lay on the grass will cool them down enough, think again!

After an “Aha!” moment at the beach one day (a story I’ll share with you below), my passion became finding a way to keep my dog cool and comfortable when she was with us on our adventures. Whether it was a hike at Crowders Mountain State Park or paddleboarding on Lake Wylie, I didn’t want her to miss out on our family fun. But I constantly worried about her overheating and how to keep her cool.

Here’s what I do to keep my dog cool – especially during these hot, humid dog days of summer:


Did You Know Your Canine's Coat Can Hit 145°F on an 80°F Day

As a local Charlotte resident, I’m excited to share about this game-changing fabric technology. The idea for Coolvio started after vacationing in Virginia Beach last summer, when I saw my dog Audrey’s energy level fading fast in the heat. Not wanting to cut our beach day short, or leave our beloved girl at home, I wrapped my own cooling shirt around Audrey. Within minutes she perked up and was back to her playful self.

Surprising Fact Your Dog's Fur Can Reach 145°F in 80°F Weather!


Working with a team of light physicists from UNC-Charlotte and Queens College, we developed a newly-patented fabric technology that does not heat up in the sun like other cooling dog shirts do – but rather transforms sunlight into cooling red and near-infrared energy. This Coolvio fabric technology is the most innovative technology to hit the pet industry this year. We raised 180% of our funding goal on Kickstarter in just 30 days and have since received dozens of rave reviews from fans who see their dogs maximizing playtime outside and the tail-wagging happiness when they’re wearing their bArctic cooling dog shirt.

Check out our Coolvio shop to learn more and use code LITTLE15 to get 15% off your order!

Your Pup's Fur Can Heat Up to 145°F on an 80°F Day!

I hope my tips help you maximize playtime outdoors with your pup during the dog days of summer.

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