ABOUT THE VIDEO: To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Cool Vest® dogs were filmed using FLIR SYSTEMS ThermaCAM(R) EX300, one of the most accurate temperature measurement cameras on the market. The EX300 uses vanadium oxide (the world's best infrared detector material) to detect temperature differences as small as 0.08°C, and provides 76,8000 picture elements in each image.
This video was shot on July 20, 2006 at Congress Park, Saratoga, New York. According to www.weather.com, the stats for that day were as follows: Air temperature, 85°F; Humidity, 44%. In the footage Ms. Terri Kieffer, a professional dog trainer/show dog owner, and her two Whippets, 3-year-old Chichi (wearing a Cool Vest® ) 1-year-old Midget (without a Cool Vest® ) take a 30-minute walk. You can see Chichi barely pants, while much younger Midget pants heavily and must lie down in the grass to cool off. After removing Chichi's Cool Vest® , her body surface temperature remained at about 90°F.