We all want the best for our dogs, and especially when they are actively used for hunting, it is important to be in top shape. A healthy and well-trained dog is necessary to achieve the best companionship and the best results.
An active day out in the field can last many hours and doesn't stop just because the temperature drops or it starts to rain. But while you may be prepared for the cold and wet weather, your dog is not in the same way. Dogs can of course easily cope with being outdoors, but with a drying blanket for the dog you can extend your training, field trial or hunting day and get even more out of the day than you normally would - without compromising on the dog's comfort or health.
A cold and wet dog will more easily freeze after several hours outdoors. Even if the dog is active during the day, there are still periods when the dog is quiet or you take a break. Here it will be an advantage to keep the dog dry and warm, as it will recover faster and not use its energy to keep itself warm and dry. The dog can instead use that energy when you start again.
It is also a scientific consensus that by keeping muscles and joints warm, you can reduce the risk of injuries and, for example, arthritis in the dog.
"In the cold autumn and winter months, it can be an advantage to keep your dog warm, both in relation to muscle damage, joint damage, etc. if you train or go hunting with your dog. After all, a blanket has both the function of keeping the dog's core warm, and with a drying blanket it also has the function of drying the dog faster, so that it does not emit as much heat from its surface." – Marika Kristensen, Veterinarian at Ølby Animal Hospital
"You reduce the risk of injury to your dog if, for example, you are out training with it and it just needs to take a break or sit around." – Marika Kristensen, Veterinarian at Ølby Animal Hospital
Several of our customers who go hunting have also experienced a beneficial effect when using a Siccaro drying blanket.
“Well, I've never experienced anything that dries like that. It's really crazy how it can suck the water out of the fur" - Anders B. Chortzen
“I've used it on all my dogs since they were little. And I'm fairly certain that it extends their lifespan in relation to the fact that they don't have to expend effort to warm up" - Jakob Jensen
Unlike towels, a Siccaro drying blanket with 400g Wet2Dry can be used several times in one day without needing a lot of time to dry. It can because the material is so suitable for absorbing water and moisture that it can hold seven times its own weight in water. You can therefore use it for all your breaks or for several dogs one after the other.
In addition, it is also a smart way to reduce the smell of wet dog, as well as to keep the car and home free of mud, water and dog hair. The drying blanket will greatly reduce the smell and pick up all the dirt so that it is not shaken all over the place by the dog.
"It is important for our dogs to be dry in relation to field trials and hunts, and when it is hot to be cooled down" - Mette Andersen
"It protects the dog's kidneys, which is the most important thing, and also goes up over his ears, so he doesn't get a fungal infection either" - Cecilie Anker Johnstad-Møller
Most hunters and dog handlers use eitherSiccaro SupremePro or Siccaro Spirit for their dogs.
Both models consist of 400 grams of Wet2Dry technology, which is our unique super absorbent material. The new Spirit 2.0 has received an upgrade in terms of fit with, among other things, a shoulder and a more shaped neck piece.
In addition, the biggest difference between the two drying blankets is the outer layer. In SupremePro, the outer layer is bamboo terry, which is available in several different colors and which just helps to give the absorbency a little extra. In the Spirit 2.0, the outer layer is made of a water-repellent material in a camo design, which is more wind-resistant and thus better suited for longer outdoor use.
If you would like to help the dog retain body heat without the drying effect, the Recovery fleece suit may be something for you.
And if you want to protect the car from dirt and give the dog a comfortable place to lie down, our FlexDog drying mat is very popular.