I'm going to make a dog bed that stays cool
B/c Jäger would love it. So call this a bit of a brainstorming thread. He is a dog that always finds the shady cold tile or concrete in the garage to lay on b/c he likes to coolness. They make "water" dog beds, but that water will just heat up in no time... I want something that stays cool.
Stay with me here... My thought was to circulate cool water through an aluminum plate. The plate isn't all that comfortable, no more comfortable than a tile floor, so I'd like to have something with give to it.. my thought is that memory foam while dense enough to cut thin, will block most of the cooling. So I got to thinking, what could still be a good conductor of heat. Sand comes to mind as a candidate. But then I came across steel & aluminum shot or cut wire shot... typically used to shot peen and clean metal. a few inches of fine aluminum shot I bet would be reasonably comfortable and give on the pressure points, while retaining very high heat transfer. So I'd have a typical dog bed (fabric) filled with the shot, laying on top of the cooled plate. Thoughts? Any alternate ideas?
Hunter, CWDC UScA Helper
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