How can i keep my dog cooled off??

okay i dont hav ac in my house & i have a small dog. i give her water all day with ice cubes 2 keep it cool, i get lots of cool showers myself, so i bring her in there with me [she hates it], & i dont have a pool or sprinkeler or baby pool whitch she wouldent use any of anyway. well her skin is really hot 2 the touch & i dont kno wat eles 2 do bc she is always like realllyy over heated! plz dont think of any expensive things im young & live at home with no job & my parents oviously dont care.. well thanxs wow; ok i have fans they dont help she is 2 hot for anything, also she is shaved down 2 skin. idk wat i can do about her!!

Asked By: sO*happy - 6/19/2007
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Just a word about ice... External ice may be OK, but refrain from giving her ice to eat, or chilled water to drink. This is because when we eat or drink cold things in hot weather, our internal temperature sensors get the message that we are too cold, & therefore turn ^UP^ our heat production! It also shuts down our... More
Answered By: 2Q&Learn - 6/19/2007
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Hmm, you could try a fan.
Answered By: shibby - 6/19/2007
If you are not dying of heat stroke, she won't either. Dogs "sweat" by panting so even though she may look like she is going to keel over, she is ust cooling herself off. If you are making it, she will too. Just don't walk her in extreme heat and allow her to just be still and lie on linoleum, or on tile. She will... More
Answered By: believer - 6/19/2007
Get some bandannas get them wet ring them out and freeze them. When it's hot put one around her neck. That will help a lot also make sure you keep her feet wet.The other things you're doing as well. You could put one of the frozen bandannas on you too. Best of luck. Stay cool;^)
Answered By: SureKat - 6/19/2007
give planty of water amd put them on cold floor
Answered By: PHYLLIS W - 6/19/2007
Get a fan and put it on the floor, don't put it on high or it might scare the dog, but if your dog enjoys it, it will lie close to it. Most dogs hate getting wet, except larger dogs, but try the fan, and it will cool you both off.
Answered By: boxmaker40 - 6/19/2007
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