10 Hot Picks That’ll Keep Your Canine Cool

Diana Faria
by Diana Faria
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Pets can have a particularly hard time outdoors when temperatures start to soar. To keep them content, here’s a roundup of our top 10 hot picks to keep dogs cool this summer!

1. Cool Shelter

Throwing shade has a completely different meaning with this nifty on-the-go doggie shelter that features freezer-friendly polymer inserts to keep your dog fresh.

While we would love to find a shaded place everywhere we go, that’s not always a possibility. Whether you’re hanging out in the backyard, camping, or visiting the dog beach, this shelter will provide your dog with a safe and comfortable place to hang out. Would you prefer a space where you can hang out with your dog? There are also many larger sun shelters on the market that offer space for the whole family.

Get yours at The Uncommon Dog.

2. Doggy Ice Cream

Now Fido won’t feel left out when you’re enjoying ice cream. Simply add hot water to the mix until the powder is dissolved, and after 5 hours of freezing, your pooch is ready for some super cool dog-safe ice cream!

Get lickin’ at Amazon!

3. Dog Pool

If your summer will mostly be spent at home, give your four-legged best friend a little piece of paradise with this extra-tough plastic dog pool, big enough for any dog!

Fill the pool with cool, fresh water for a refreshing backyard pool day. Add some beach toys to make it a fun and engaging space for dogs of all ages. The pool is large enough that you can even join in on the fun! When the weather starts to cool off, this convenient pool folds up for easy storage. Or, if you have the space available indoors, set up an indoor ball pit to keep the fun going.

Available at All For Paws Pet.

4. Cooling Collars

A simple yet effective way of making sure your dog is kept cool this summer is using a cooling collar. Simply soak it in water for 3-5 minutes and while your dog is wearing it, and it will cool them down naturally.

This collar uses evaporation to cool your dog down. As he wears it, the collar will start to dry out and the water that’s in it will evaporate. When it does, it will take your dog’s body heat with it. The neck is one of the key areas that can be focused on to cool down a dog quickly and effectively. That makes the collar location a great option.

Motley Mutt has plenty to go around.

5. Pet Crate Fan

Never let your dog sit in a hot, muggy crate again. This fan has extendable arms to hang on the side or inside your pet’s crate so they can stay cool when they’re chilling out. If your dog has a particularly large crate space, consider using two separate fans to move the air effectively through the crate. This will introduce cooler outside air while removing the warmer air from the space.

Get yours at Amazon.

6. Icy Bandana

For a cooler (pun intended) version of the cooling collar, this icy bandana should also do the trick . Once again, like the collar, this product works by focusing on the sensitive neck area. Wet the bandana down by soaking it in water before placing it around your dog’s neck. As the water evaporates your dog’s body heat will be released, effectively cooling him down. When you notice the bandana has dried fully, soak it again and restart the process.  

Available at All For Paws Pet.

7. Cooling Mats

Unlike the previous cooling products, these icy cool mats involve soaking in water. Instead, throw them in the freezer for a few hours and use them when necessary. The mat features a comfortable cover with Velcro-type tabs. This makes it easy for you to connect multiple mats to create a larger area. It’s a great option for dog owners that have large or giant breed dogs, or those with multiple dogs that prefer to hang out as a pack.

When it’s not in use, simply roll it up and stash it away in your freezer until next time. Even better, this one can also be microwaved to become warm if your pooch ever needs a heated mat – it’s a win/win!

Icy Cools has everything you need.

8. Cooling Vests

Ranging from size 10 to 30, these vests make sure your pooch’s body temperature doesn’t rise as high as the outdoor temperatures. Plus, they come in three colors: electric blue, lavender rose and pacific salmon (how fancy!)

Cooling vests are another great way to use evaporative technology to cool your dog down. Soak the vest in water and then suit up for your time outdoors. The cooling process is spread across the back, sides, and chest of the dog pulling body heat away from a larger surface area. Just be careful to monitor as the vest dries out. When it’s not in use, it’s an extra layer warming your dog back up again.

Available at Must Luv Dogs.

9. Pet Misting System

With this easy-to-use-and-install system, you can make sure Rover is happily running around the yard without worrying he’s getting too hot. Create a comfortable space in your yard or on your back deck where your dog can hang out and cool off. You can partner this with a raised cot-style bed to create the ultimate relaxation space to beat the summer heat.

Get yours at Big Fogg.

10. Shaded Pet Bed

Give your dog a bed with some shade. This shaded pet bed looks really swanky, plus it will keep your dog off the hot concrete floor, which is rather taxing on their poor paws.

Order yours at Amazon.

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