When Professional Pet Grooming Isn’t Enough To Keep Them Cool – DIY Cooling Bandana
The heat and humidity of summer can be extremely miserable for our dogs. The combination of intense heat and a thick fur coat can make enjoying a full day outdoors with your best friend almost impossible. When professional grooming just isn’t enough to keep them cool this summer, consider making your dog a cooling bandana. These bandanas can be made quickly and easily from materials found at your local craft and hardware shop.
- Start by cutting a piece of fabric 4 inches by 45 inches in length. For larger dogs, you might need a piece as big as 60 inches long.
- Fold the fabric lengthwise with the print facing in, and sew the long side together.
- Press the sewn fabric with an iron. Turn the fabric right side out and press it again.
- Sew one of the ends shut.
- Slowly pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of polymer granules into the tube. These granules are used for gardening, and can be found at most gardening or home improvement stores.
- Sew the open end shut.
- Soak the bandana in water for 20 minutes. The granules will soak up the water. Use your fingers to ensure that the granules fill the entire bandana.
- Place the cooling bandana in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
- Wrap the bandana around your dog’s neck and secure the ends with 2 safety pins.
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers professional pet grooming in Orange County, California. For your convenience, we also offer full service mobile grooming. For more information about how we can keep your pets cool this summer, please call us at 714-962-1005 today.