Dog Cooling Products
When the summer comes around, though the warmer and sunnier weather can be a relief in one sense, it can also come with its potential dangers for our lovely pets, so it is advisable to invest in some dog cooling products.
When we are thinking about how to stay safe and hydrated in the summer, many of the rules that apply for us, and especially for the elderly or for children, apply for our dogs. In this way, one of the most important things remains making sure that your dog always has a bowl of water to return to, so that hydration is never a problem.
Have a splash
There are a number of dog cooling products however which also will come in handy when you are looking after your dog in hot weather. You might for example think of investing in a foldable dog paddling pool. By having a splash, your dog will be able to cool down and feel refreshed. And, although they might feel refreshed by swimming in a larger body of water, a small paddling pool for dogs is actually preferable, as dogs can suffer from exhaustion and become far too hot if they do go swimming in warm weather.
If you do have a small body of water nearby however, or if you want to take your dog out into the shallows of the sea briefly, you can always pick up a dog life jacket to put on your dog, so that they remain safe when out in the water.
Cooling mats and cooling beds
Aside from the water-based products, you could also invest in cooling dog beds or cooling mats, which you just have to set up in a spot outside of the line of direct sunlight, and the mat or bed will charge up without needing to be refrigerated, plugged in or filled with water. Then, when there is any pressure exerted on them, they will cool down by up to 10 degrees below the surrounding temperature!
Then, for a truly cooling treat, you can also get your hands on some chew toys, bones and balls which have a water component inside them. All you need to do therefore is pop them in the freezer overnight, and you will have yourself a perfect cooling dog toy for outdoor playtime in the summer mornings and evenings.