Top 15 Best Cooling Pads for Dogs

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Dogs don’t sweat as their hooman pawrents do. Instead, they pant and produce a bit of sweat through their paws, but it’s not enough to make them cool off and feel comfortable in the summer heat. There are even some dog breeds are simply not accustomed to warmer climates and prefer cool temperatures- take Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute for example.

To make sure your furbaby stays comfy in the summer heat, get them a cooling pad. These nifty mats are usually filled with cooling gel or water and give your dog some much-needed refreshment. Here are 15 best cooling pads for dogs- from budget-friendly to X-Large, there’s a little something for everyone’s needs.

This large cooling mat uses water-saturated Cool Core to keep your pooch perfectly chilly.

This large cooling mat uses water-saturated Cool Core to keep your pooch perfectly chilly. The mat will absorb your pet’s body heat and turn it to room temperature. It’s similar to the effect of lying on cold tiles (which dogs love) but much comfier than that. To activate it, simply fill with water- for the large size, you’ll need 4 to 6 gallons.

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The gel that’s inside the nylon cushion will keep them cool for up to 3 hours before it needs to “recharge”.

Comfortable and durable, this solid-gel cooling mat won’t need any water, electricity or anything, really, to cool down your doggo. The gel that’s inside the nylon cushion will keep them cool for up to 3 hours before it needs to “recharge”. In other words, your pooch needs to get his but off it for a while until it becomes cool again.

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This cooling pad features a washable soft cotton cover with a hidden pocket inside for a felt aromatherapy heart.

Sometimes, it’s those little details that make a big difference. For instance, this cooling pad features a washable soft cotton cover with a hidden pocket inside in which to place a felt aromatherapy heart. Put a bit of calming, dog-safe essential oils to really pamper your pet with a cooling, soothing experience.

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This cooling pad for dogs uses advanced HyperKewl technology.

The advanced HyperKewl technology uses unique fabric that absorbs and slowly releases water through evaporation to provide a superior cooling off experience. Soak the pad in water for a minute or two, squeeze out the excess water, and voila! Your pooch can enjoy 5 to 10 hours of nippy naps.

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The self-cooling, pressure-activated pad comes in 3 sizes: medium, large, and X-large.

The self-cooling, pressure-activated pad comes in 3 sizes: medium, large, and X-large. It’s easy to fold and lightweight, so you can carry it with you when you travel and use it outdoors or indoors- the puncture-resistant cover fabric holds up well even with heavy duty use.

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If you live in a warm climate or your dog is outside during the day in warmer temperatures, then a cooling pad is a must-have necessity to keep them comfortable. This reversible cooling pad from Avantpet is made with low viscosity cooling gel which means it has a higher thermal circulation that allows it to take your pet’s body heat and circulate it faster than other cooling mats. The gel is made from propylene glycol and carboxymethyl-cellulose. Both are safe ingredients that are either approved and used for certain uses as an indirect food additive in the U.S. and in Europe or used for food, pharmaceutical, and dentifrice (toothpaste) applications, respectively. 

Not only will the Avantpet Cooling Mat keep your dog cool, but it also contains original phytoncide which is a substance emitted by plants and trees that give off the aroma of a forest. This can help reduce your pet’s stress and give them a comfortable place to sleep. The cover is made with microfiber fleece which is washable and easy to clean. You can even put it in the freezer to add an additional cooling feature without it freezing solid. It comes in sizes extra small to large for all pup breeds.

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The company’s patented "green" pad uses a non-toxic gel formula to keep the mat cool.

The company’s patented “green” pad uses a non-toxic gel formula to keep the mat cool enough for your pup. But the best part is that self-cooling pad comes in 5 different sizes to accommodate canines of all shapes and sizes. For instance, their X-Large mat will be a fit even for dogs that weigh 90 pounds or more.

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Freeze the mat and it will offer hours of refreshment to your pet.

Usually, the best things in life are simple. And you can’t get it more simple than relying on ice to keep cool in the summer heat. Freeze the mat and it will offer hours of refreshment to your pet. This reusable mat can also be used to keep pets warm in the winter- simply heat it in the microwave.

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9. Arf Pets Self-Cooling Mat for Dogs

This versatile self-cooling mat from Arf Pets is a perfect cooling mat for your pup. It comes in a variety of sizes to fit different sized kennels, crates, and dogs so you can find one that works for you and your dog’s needs. It provides continuous cooling relief for up to three hours, and can also help prevent overheating and dehydration in the heat. 

The Arf Pets Self-Cooling Mat is non-toxic and completely latex free. It is safe for animals and even your kids if they decide to snuggle up next to their best friend. The mat is also great for travel as it can fold flat. It will retain its shape when unfolded and is simple to clean off with a damp cloth. The inner solid gel construction is durable and will continue to keep your pet cool for hours, even in hot weather.

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Hot days are upon us and you want something to help keep your pup cool indoors and outdoors. The Chillz Pressure Activated Cooling Mat is designed to keep your dog cool- and it starts as soon as they lay on it. The pressure activated and non-toxic gel cooling formula is activated by your pet’s weight and body heat. The cooling effects can last for up to three hours. 

The Chillz Pressure Activated Cooling Mat is easy to use. There is no pre-freezing or electricity needed. You can take it with you wherever you go- all around the house, outside, the dog park, or traveling- to keep your pup cool throughout the day. The pad automatically recharges itself after 15 to 20 of use so it really can be used all day long. The pad comes in small or large size so it can fit dogs of most breeds. It even works for cats and humans that might need to cool off too!

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This cooling mat relies on a plastic noodle mattress to keep the air circulating under your pet.

This cooling pad for dogs boasts innovative design- it relies on a plastic noodle mattress to keep the air circulating under your pet in order to cool them. Essentially, a pleasant breeze will refresh your pooch through the “noodles” and the mesh fabric on the very top. How pawesome is that?

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The therapeutic effect of a cooling pad for dogs is especially beneficial for older pets or those with mobility issues.

The therapeutic effect of a cooling pad for dogs is especially beneficial for older pets or those with mobility issues. This comfy orthopedic bed uses Cool Phase gel cell technology to regulate your pet’s body temperature. The gel pads in this bed are self-cooling, but if you want to provide instant relief to your pet, take them out and freeze for 15 minutes before your pet uses the bed.

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This cooling cushion relies on the fabric qualities to prevent your pet from overheating in the summer.

This cooling cushion relies on the fabric qualities to prevent your pet from overheating in the summer. The high-quality and eco-friendly ice silk fabric is breathable, has good heat dissipation effect and wicks away moisture. A solid choice if you don’t need a heavy-duty performer!

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14. Coleman Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad Mat

The cooling mat will stay 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by using self-cooling gel filling.

The cooling mat will stay 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by using self-cooling gel filling. The dimensions of the mat are 20 x 36 inches and it’s suitable for dogs that weigh up to 75 pounds.

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The high-density rattan ice silk cover is cool to touch and the thick foam inside offers joint support as well.

The smooth and cool surface of this ice rattan cooling mat will feel like cloud nine to your four-legged bestie. The high-density rattan ice silk cover is cool to touch and the thick foam inside offers joint support as well as much-needed refreshment.

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