Clothing company Sweet Mommy has teamed up with veterinarians to create a wearable fan for dogs and cats to wear on their backs.
The Tokyo-based clothing maker is now selling the device which consists of a battery-operated, 3 ounce mesh outfit.
and blows air around an animal’s body.
Rei Uzawa, president of maternity clothing maker Sweet Mommy, says she was motivated to create it after seeing her own pet chihuahua exhausted every time it was taken out for a walk in the scorching summer heat.
“There was almost no rainy season this year, so the hot days came early, and in that sense, I think we developed a product that is right for the market,” she said.
The outfit is called COOL DOG, although it also works for cats.
The device is a wearable fan that can be fixed to a pet’s back and is designed to help prevent pooches from getting heat stroke during walks.
The fan, which launched at the beginning of July, uses two AAA batteries. The batteries should last for three months, provided you take a dog on a 10-minute walk twice daily.
Uzawa said wearable air-conditioned clothing for humans — such as the Sony Reon Pocket — were also a source of inspiration.