Cooling pad/bed?

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Cooling pad/bed?

Postby bugzy » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:36 pm

My 11 week old chow/samoyed doesnt sleep on the carpet, he prefers to sleep on the travertine hard floor because its cooler, i assume.

I live in San Diego, which is a pretty moderate temperatures ... but is it a good idea for him to sleep on something soft or is it ok for him to be sleeping on the hard floors?

Is there any good recommended bed/pad's that he can sleep on that he would like ... seems like the carpet might be too warm for him??

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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby Coco Chow » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:18 am

A lot of us bought beds and blankets for our chows, but many don't use them.
My Coco has a dog bed and blankets, but she prefers sleeping on the marble in front of the fire place (we don't use the fire place) because it's cool. Even if it's a hard floor, it looks perfectly fine for her! I put the dog bed and the blankets away. Think about it before investing a lot of money in a fancy dog bed for him, he might never use it. :D
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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby Chow Chow Mama » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:23 am

Mine sleep on the floors. I have a bed down that they don't lay on and the only time it gets used is on occasion when Hannah is playing with her toys. :roll:
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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby jacqui » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:11 am

I agree.I have bought many beds over the years and no one uses them.they like the floor and in the winter Chyna likes the couch :wink:
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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby fillyok » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:29 pm

Mine are the oddballs. They like beds. We have some downstairs that they like to enjoy their snacks on and others upstairs that they use on occasion. I found a papasan cushion on craigslist for $20...they like it because it's big and I keep fleece blankets on it. They like to scrunch up the blankets then do the madatory three turns before they flop down. I bought one of those beds that you fill with water to keep them cool. Ping really liked it, that's where she slept every night. I fostered a young puppy (Lucky) for about a week and he used it as a teething toy, so it sprung tiny leaks. I tried to patch it, but it ended up in the trash. So if you have a chewer in the house, don't buy the cooler bed. I know one wouldn't last with Tod in the house now so Ping has a little blanket pad for her bed.

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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby Jeff&Peks » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:35 pm

Pekoe has two beds and only use's them maybe twice a year when its cold other then that its hardwood floors or concrete. Onyx has a bed, blanket and crate with a blanket, same thing, hardwood floors but mostly concrete.

Hmm, i'm not use to this two chow story stuff.
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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby Chow Chow Mama » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:48 pm

Jeff&Peks wrote:
Hmm, i'm not use to this two chow story stuff.


It's starting to grow on ya, isn't it Jeff?? :D
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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby Laura » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:32 pm

Shug sleeps on the brick fireplace or right on top of the ac vent. Chloe is always on the hardwoods unless she is on the couch with us (panting away).
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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby bugzy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:04 pm

so i guess chow's tend to like the cool hard floors

is there any health concerns though?

i found a $17 bed from Costco that i might pickup, if he doesnt like it oh wells ... but at least give him an option

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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby CoraP. » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:04 am

Yes, a cheap bed just to try out wouldn't be a bad idea. I haven't heard of any health concerns. When Bear got old, I got him one of those nice, supportive foam beds because he had the stiff joints and limped a little. He seemed to enjoy it.
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Re: Cooling pad/bed?

Postby JStone » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:26 am

I bought a Coolaroo bed for a chow I'll be bringing home soon. I questioned whether a dog would use it--it's basically a slightly elevated cot--but the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. I live in a climate known for hot, humid summers and I'm hoping this bed will make him more comfortable during warmer weather.


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