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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by hotdog, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. hotdog

    hotdog PetForums Newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
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    Hi everyone :D

    My 8 months samoyed bitch lives in the city which is very hot and humid during summer. I heard about Johnson's Vita-cool tablets can reduce dogs body temperature and keep them cool.
    My dog is perfectly healthy. I want to ask is it safe to use the tablets? How does this product work?

    Thanx very much.:eek:
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Not heard of them.

    Personally i think its just far more sensible to keep them in the shade, maybe with a fan, make sure they have plenty of water, and dont walk them in the middle of the day. Early morning and late evening walks are the best in the hot weather.
  3. bird

    bird PetForums VIP

    Apr 2, 2009
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    I second the above, dont make your dog take any tablets unless you really have to. There are plenty other things you can do for your dog to keep it cool.
  4. BuddyTitus

    BuddyTitus PetForums Junior

    Jun 5, 2009
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    i agree with the others, there are ways to keep her cool, a fan, good supply of ice cubes, frozen kongs to chew on, even a damp towel for her to lie on. Our Samoyed gets quite hot so we only walk him first thing in the morning and after 8.30 at night now. He is still a baby at 4.5 months and wants to play all the time but we have tried to keep him calm during mid day so he doesn't overheat. There are some really good deals at asda, tesco and costco for tower fans at the moment.
  5. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2007
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    i agree with the posts above, i have never heard of the tablets, :)
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