Is The Gel In Dog Cooling Mats Toxic

Product Description

The Coleman Pet Cooling Mat keeps your pet comfortable. Its non-toxic gel stays 5-10 degrees cooler than room temperature, yet needs no refrigeration.

Do cooling gel pads for dogs work?

A cooling bed, with gel or water, will provide some additional heat relief. They work best when kept in a cool area and out of direct sunlight. Typically, it takes dogs a few days to discover the pad and get used to it.

What is the gel in cooling mats for dogs?

For instance, one type contains a pressure-activated substance that keeps the dog or cat cool by absorbing heat from the animal’s body. The gel “recharges” and chills when your pet leaves the pad. This product is also known as a self-cooling bed.

Are cooling mats ok for puppies?

Are pet cooling mats safe? Pet cooling mats are typically filled with a non-toxic gel that’s pressure-activated – so they’re completely safe for pets to use.


Are cooling mats for dogs toxic?

Whilst toxic effects are not expected from ingestion of pieces of cool mat, there is a potential risk of obstruction if multiple pieces or a large piece of material is ingested. Most pets can be observed at home, with advice to the owner to return if there are signs of possible gastrointestinal obstruction.

What liquid is in a dog cooling mat?

The gel beads in ice packs are usually made of sodium polyacrylate, which can be irritating if swallowed. Some early reusable ice packs contained very toxic substances such as diethylene glycol or ethylene glycol (antifreeze). These types of ice packs have been recalled and are generally no longer available.

What is inside a cool mat?

Polyacrylamide is an acrylic resin and is used in water treatment and as water jelly crystals, which goes some way to explain why it is a suitable product for cooling mats as it absorbs liquid and forms a gel.