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If you're hot, they're hot. 6 things to help cool down your pet

Wednesday, June 29th 2022, 9:00 am - Take your pet's health and comfort seriously with these cooling products

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If it’s too hot a day for you, imagine how it feels to your dog, who is literally covered in fur. But just as you needn’t be helpless in a heatwave, there are products out there that can help your companion cope. We had a look at the best ones for you, take a look below.

Sofunii Dog Water Bottle

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In hot weather, cooling starts with hydration, the same for your pets as for you. But pouring out some water from your own bottle can be inefficient and wasteful, which is why we were drawn to this option from Sofunii. It acts as a kind of portable water dish, dispensing it simply by pressing a button, making sure not to waste a drop – depending on how sloppy a sipper your dog is, of course.

What else you need to know:

  • Fits easily in standard car cup holders
  • Short lanyard allows you to attach it easily to your wrist or backpack
  • Rated 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on 1,500 reviews

READ MORE: Keep hydrated with these amazing water bottles

Smartelf Dog Cooling Vest

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It’s not a spray from the garden hose, but this cooling vest will do in a pinch for when your pup can’t do without their walkies. Once soaked in cold water and wrung out, its multi-layer construction is designed to allow evaporation while keeping your dog cool. Take care to rewet as needed if your friend spends large amounts of time outdoors.

What else you need to know:

  • Reflective coating enhances visibility
  • Available in three sizes
  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 300 reviews

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Natural Dog Company PawTection

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You wouldn’t walk barefoot on a blazing hot concrete sidewalk during a heat wave, so it’s safe to say your dog wouldn’t be keen on it either. One solution is doggie boots, but not all pups are thrilled with those, so we suggest this instead: a paw wax designed to create a protective barrier over your dog’s pads, that also avoids cracking from excessive dryness. It’s also made from plant-based ingredients, just in case your dog fancies a lick.

What else you need to know:

  • Effective protection in cold weather as well
  • Comes in three sizes of tins up to 4 ounces/118 millilitres
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 based on almost 1,000 reviews on Amazon.ca

Shinyee Dog Cooling Mat

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For the porch, or even for homes with limited air conditioning, your dog can still escape the heat with a cooling pad like this one. The material is designed to absorb heat away from your dog, making it feel several degrees colder. It’s also waterproof, scratch resistant, and easily foldable for when you and your pup are going away for the weekend.

What else you need to know:

  • Polyester taffeta material with embedded non-toxic gel
  • Available in four sizes
  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 500 reviews

Veehoo Cooling Elevated Dog Bed

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If you're looking for something a little homelier than a mat, another option is this elevated dog pet. Wildly popular among those who bought it from Amazon.ca, its mesh fabric keeps things ventilated and prevents body heat buildup, so your friend can snooze in comfort. It's cleaner and more comfortable for them, too.

What else you need to know:

  • Includes no-slip rubber feet, ideal for any surface
  • Available in three sizes
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on an impressive 23,000+ reviews

Battery Operated Flexible Fan with Tripod Clip-On

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One place you shouldn’t forget: your car. For a lot of vehicles, the AC does an uneven or too-slow job of keeping the backseat cool, and you may not want to crack a window. To help get around that, there’s this rechargeable fan with flexible arms, allowing you to attach it anywhere you need to to keep the air flowing over your dog on the way back from a hike.

What else you need to know:

  • Flexible arms allow it to attach just about anywhere
  • Cordless and powered by a rechargeable battery
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 based on an impressive 22,400 Amazon.ca reviews

READ MORE: Protect your car from the heat and sun with these products


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Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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