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K&H Cool Bed III Cooling Dog Bed

Original price $60.99
Current price $39.98
Color: Blue
  • Powerful cooling dog bed uses no electricity and contains no toxic gels; it wicks heat out of your pet and releases it into the air, keeping fido or kitty cool
  • K&H Cool Bed provides cooling comfort and support for pets with arthritis, hip dysplasia, excessive panting, and more
  • Dog cooling bed is recommended for indoor and outdoor use, just add water to provide consistent cooling comfort for your pet
  • No toxic gels in this cooling pad, perfect for cats, dogs or any other animal that may need to chill out
  • This cooling pet bed is available in 3 sizes to keep most any pet cool


Weʹre now keeping pets cooler than ever with the new Cool Bed III. No electricity is required to operate the Cool bed III and these beds are attractively designed and allow a cool spot for dogs. Simply add the recommended amount of water through the easy fill cap and adjust the comfort with the easy air valve. Our unique Cool Core diverts the liquid better than ever throughout the bed for advanced cooling power. The new nylon/vinyl exterior is tougher than ever!!

Being extremely affordable, the Cool Bed III is the choice for any dog owner looking to offer their pet a comfy, dry, cool place to relax. Recommended for indoor and outdoor use. Two-year limited warranty.

How the Cool Bed III Works

Unlike a fluffy dog bed that is designed to retain heat to keep a dog warm, the Cool Bed III is designed to radiate heat back into the air or the floor surface to keep a dog cool. The water-saturated Cool Core inside the Cool Bed III absorbs the dog’s natural body temperature of 102°F and coverts it to room temperature, which is normally well below the dog’s body temperature. The difference created between the room temperature and the dog’s body temperature is how the Cool Bed III provides a cooler, refreshing surface for your dog.

For example, even if it is 80°F in your house, the Cool Bed III is 22 degrees cooler than a dog’s 102°F body temperature.

The Cool Bed III provides a permanent, natural, cool spot for your dog, inside or outside in temperatures under 100°F, without chemicals or electricity.

Care & Instructions

Cleaning or Storing

The surface can be cleaned using a damp towel or sponge and mild dish washing detergent. DO NOT wash in a washing machine.

Grapefruit seed extract is an all natural, non-toxic antibacterial. Add it to the water when filling and place a few drops inside the bed before storing to help prevent bacterial growth.

How to Use the Cool Bed III

The best results will be obtained when used in a shady area. When using outdoors, always place the Cool Bed III in a shady, cool spot, as this will maximize its heat wicking abilities. Be sure not to place the bed on sharp objects that could puncture the Cool Bed III. Keeping the Cool Bed III indoors overnight near air conditioning will super cool the bed for outdoor use the next morning. When using indoors, be sure to place the Cool Bed III out of direct sunlight. The cooler the spot you place the Cool Bed III, the better. An ideal place would be a cool tile, linoleum or concrete floor. An area with good air movement will also help keep the bed cooler. You will soon figure out the best location for your new Cool Bed III, and your pet will love you for it!

Filling & Usage

Cool Bed III Filling Step 1

STEP 1: Remove the Cool Bed III from the box. Locate the filler cap on the bed and open it by grasping the base of the cap with one hand and the tab of the cap with the other. Pull the cap open. (See photo.)

Flatten the Cool Bed III and let it sit for a few a minutes to allow the cool core interior to retain its shape as all air has been removed for shipping.

Cool Bed III Filling Step 2

STEP 2: Place the Cool Bed III in the intended location with the cap side of the bed up for filling. Place a towel under the filler cap end of the bed to absorb any accidentally spilled water. Using a calibrated container with a pour spout, begin carefully filling the Cool Bed III with cool water. (See photo.)

The bed will take the following water quantities:

  • Small: 1–1.5 gallons
  • Medium: 2–3 gallons
  • Large: 4–6 gallons

Keep in mind, the more water used, the more cushioning and cooling capabilities the bed will have. You can experiment for the optimal feel of the Cool Bed III. Ultimately the recommended quantity of water for best cooling capabilities is as listed above.

Cool Bed III Filling Step 3

STEP 3: Now that you have your Cool Bed III filled, close the filler cap and begin to knead the bed to help work the water into the Cool Core. (See photo.)

Now pull open the air adjustment valve and gently work as much air out as you can, using sweeping motions across the Cool Bed III with your hands. Sweep the air towards the valve allowing the air to expel from the bed. Seal the valve when most of the air has been removed.

You will feel how comfortable the bed will be at this point. The bed should feel very soft and spongy and you should feel water squishing around inside the bed. Now decide if a little more water is desirable or if it’s just right for your pet. Add water if necessary, repeating the air removal process.

Note: A little air inside the bed will not affect the cooling capabilities of the Cool Bed III. If you choose, you may expel air as needed, though it's not necessary.


Cool Bed III Moving
Do not lift or move the bed by its corners as this will cause the foam core interior to separate from the sides. Fold the bed and wrap each arm around either end of the bed to move. (See photos.)


STEP 1: Open the filler cap.

STEP 2: Roll the bed from opposite end, expelling the water out of the cap. (much like rolling up a sleeping bag).

STEP 3: Store with filler cap open.

Important Safeguards

  • Have your dog’s nails routinely trimmed to prevent accidental punctures.
  • The Cool Bed III should be placed on a smooth surface that cannot cause punctures, abrasions or leakage.
  • Routinely check under your Cool Bed III for moisture.
  • Never use the Cool Bed III in direct sunlight. Always place in shade, as direct sun will warm the Cool Bed III.
  • Always place the Cool Bed III out of the way of foot traffic.
  • Never allow the Cool Bed III to freeze.
  • The Cool Bed III is not intended to be a life saving device.
  • This product is to be used in temperatures under 100° Fahrenheit.

Product Q&A

I lost the red fill cap. How do I obtain a replacement cap?

No problem! Please contact support for assistance.

K&H Cool Bed III fill cap

How much water should I put in the Cool Bed III?

We recommend the following quantities of water:

  • Small: 1–1.5 gallons
  • Medium: 2–3 gallons
  • Large: 4–6 gallons

How do I keep the water inside the Cool Bed III cold?

We recommend keeping the Cool Bed out of direct sunlight and placing it in the shade, whether outdoors or indoors. If you do this, the bed's unique cool core will keep the water cool.

Does the Cool Bed III have a weight limit?

No, there is not a weight limit for the Cool Bed III.

How is the Cool Bed III constructed and how does it compare to similar products from other brands?

Our Cool Bed III has a heavy vinyl backing, is soft and pliable, and also has a nylon coating. Our competitors' vinyl is often very stiff.

Where does the water go?

There is a cap on the underside of the Cool Pad. Remove this cap and fill the bed with water.

How often do I need to refill the Cool Bed?

You do not need to refill the Cool Bed.

Is this product puncture-proof?

While the Cool Bed III has heavy duty vinyl backing and most people use it without experiencing a puncture, it is not puncture-proof.

It is possible than an animal's nails could puncture the bed. If this is a concern for you, the Coolin’ Pet Pad would be an excellent alternative.

Would this work for cats too?

Since dogs and cats have the same body temperature, any of our dog products will work for cats as well. Other customers have used it for that cats without any issues, but please be aware that a cat’s claws could possibly puncture the bed. If this is a concern for you, the Coolin’ Pet Pad would be an excellent alternative.

Can it be used with a heater?

This item cannot be used with a heater. It is specifically engineered to be used as a cooling dog bed.

Is the cooling dog bed safe for human usage as a pillow?

This product is made for pets and tested for pets, but has never been tested for use with humans. It is constructed of vinyl/nylon on the exterior surface, so if you have any allergies to these materials, we do not advise using it. The inside consists of foam and the water you provide and the product is non-toxic. The water inside will wick the heat from anything that is in contact with the product, whether it be human or animal.

How can I deter my dog from chewing the fill cap?

You can use a homemade chew deterrent, or buy one such as this one and apply it to the cap.

I had to move our Cool Bed III. In doing so, the inner material got bunched up. How can I get the bed to lay flat again?

To avoid this issue, please follow the Cool Bed III instructions carefully. The problem occurs when the Cool Bed III is picked up by the corner or edge. The weight of the water in the foam core will actually tear the foam core away from the side it has been secured to. This causes the foam to bunch up in the bottom and then it won’t lie flat again.

That being said, there is a remedy that works most of the time. Overfill the Cool Bed with water–at least as deep as the foam bunch is tall. Then fill it with air to make it balloon up. Knead the bed until the foam works its way out flat. Drain the excess water and air and be extremely careful when moving it since the core has already been ripped.