A clothes producer in Tokyo has teamed up with veterinarians to create a wearable fan for pets to assist them get via the new summer time.
The system consists of a small, light-weight, battery-operated fan that’s hooked up to a mesh garment and blows air round an animal’s physique.
It’s the brainchild of Rei Uzawa, the president of a girls’s clothes producer Candy Mommy, who says she desires to finish the ruffled interval her chihuahua encounters each time it goes out for a stroll in the summertime. sizzling climate.
“This 12 months there was nearly no rain so the new days come early, and in that sense, I feel we’ve got developed a product that’s appropriate for the market,” she mentioned.
After Tokyo’s wet season ended on the finish of June, the Japanese capital suffered its longest heatwave on report, with temperatures reaching 35 levels Celsius (95 levels Celsius) for 9 days.
Mami Kumamoto, 48, proprietor of a small poodle named Pudding and a looking canine named Maco, mentioned: “I normally use dry ice packs (to maintain the canine cool). However I feel strolling the canine will assist. simpler if we had this fan”.
The system launched in early July and Candy Mommy has obtained about 100 orders for the product, Uzawa mentioned.
It is available in 5 completely different sizes and prices 9,900 yen (£60).