When the weather heats up, we often get asked, “Will the Swamp Cooler™ really keep my dog cool?”

It’s hard to believe that putting something extra on your dog may actually cool them down.  But the principle is simple: evaporative cooling.

What is evaporative cooling?

When you first step out of the shower or a swimming pool, you may notice a cool feeling when your skin hits the air.  This is evaporative cooling.  In fact, every human being performs the function of evaporative cooling each day… through perspiration. When sweat evaporates, we cool down.  If we move around, the air flow cools us down even quicker.

What is a swamp cooler?

Let’s apply the same idea of evaporation to other technologies; for example, a swamp cooler system in a house.  A fan pulls hot, dry air through water soaked pads.  The cooler air is then circulated through the house, reducing temperatures anywhere from 20 to 30 degrees.

Another simple example? Blow a fan over a piece of ice and notice the extra-cool breeze.  You’ve just created a swamp cooler.  It’s that easy!

How does Ruff Wear’s Swamp Cooler™ work?

The Swamp Cooler cooling vest works just like an “on-dog” cooler.  By soaking the vest in cool water, wringing it out, and placing it on your dog, you are helping your dog to “sweat”…allowing evaporative cooling to take place as the cool water is exposed to moving air.  The water heats up, vaporizes, and the surrounding air is chilled…noticeably cooling your dog. No more dashing from tree to tree seeking shade.  No more hiding when the leash comes out.  Your dog can beat the heat more comfortably.  Try one and see!