Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Cool In Summer
As of Sunday, British Summer time officially begins, and being hot is no more comfortable for your dog than it is for you. Throw in a shaggy coat and a day full of exercise, and your dog can be forgiven for getting a little hot under the collar. That's why we're delighted to share the Top 5 ways to keep your dog cool as the “Beautifully warm” British summer officially commences!
Check out these dog cooling essentials to keep your dog cool as the weather picks up!
1. Dog Cooling Vests
The Dog Cooling Vest range from Ruffwear uses evaporative cooling technology to keep your dog cool and refreshed throughout a hot day full of activities. The Ruffwear cooling vests feature a wicking outer layer that facilitates evaporation, a middle layer that holds the water for evaporation, and then a comfortable inner layer that transfers the cooling effect to your dog. To activate the cooling vests, simply soak in water, wring out, and zip it onto your dog!
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2. Whip Out The Paddling Pool
Find a shaded spot in the garden and fill it with cool water… Not freezing (We are still in the UK)! Ensure the dog paddling pool isn’t filled so high that your dog's little legs are out of their depth! While some dogs will dive straight in and splash about, other more water-shy pooches will need more encouragement – but even getting them to stand in the water for a short time is a really effective way of cooling them down rapidly as dogs absorb and release heat through their paws. Keeping their coat wet during any hot spells also provides effective cooling.
3. Dog Cooling Mats
These cleverly designed dog cooling mats are great for dogs who struggle in the heat. The dog cooling mats are filled with a specially formulated gel that helps draw heat away from your dog’s body to keep them cool. They can be used on their own, or on top of their regular dog bed. The cooling mats can also be popped in the fridge to increase their cooling properties even further, great for those really hot days! The dog cooling mats can also help provide relief for elderly pets who suffer from painful joint inflammation.
4. Elevated Dog Beds
The elevated position of the Henry Wag Elevated Dog Bed allows air to circulate between the ground and your pooches body to help keep them cool and comfortable. When the air is humid, the raised position also eliminates condensation which can form under your dog's bed where it sits directly on the floor. The clever design of this elevated bed also allows the reverse to happen in winter. By lifting them off and away from the floor which becomes much colder during the cooler months, they stay toasty warm - so a great all-year-round choice.
5. Woof Ice Cream!
Is it weird to want this Billy & Margot Dog Ice Cream for me and not my dog? It genuinely looks delicious! These water-based, grain-free, and dairy-free iced treats are a great way to keep your dog hydrated throughout the upcoming warmer months. As you already know, dogs pant to cool down, so licking something cold with their tongue, helps speed up the process. They are also available in multiple flavours and is a lovely treat option!