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    29 Things To Help Your Pet Cool Down On The Next Super Hot Day

    If Spot is so hot he's getting hot spots, it's time for a change.

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    1. An easy-to-install shower sprayer for quick bath times that'll help cool your pet down.

    A reviewer's dog being washed by the shower sprayer

    Promising review: "To be honest, I was a little worried this would be a waste of money. I have a dog who is incredibly nervous around water. He typically shakes and gets so nervous he will outright vomit, and is upset for the rest of the day. I purchased this hoping to at least speed up the process and reduce the amount of time he was stressed out for.

    This was a game changer! I bathed him in less than half of the normal time! Not only that, he was significantly calmer since he wasn't sitting in a tub of water or being hosed down with a wide spray shower head. This was the easiest dog bath I've ever dealt with in my life! I also, only had to rinse him once, because even with gentle/low water pressure it rinsed all of the shampoo from his coat in one pass. Additionally, he didn't act at all upset after the bath had finished. If you are questioning buying this product, do yourself a favor and just buy one!!!" —Jaimi

    Get it from Amazon for $26.82 (available in two sizes).

    2. A portable water dispenser so your pup can stay hydrated during walks, hikes, and brunches with friends.

    reviewer image of a big dog drinking from the blue MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle

    Promising review: "It's very easy to use, just press the button and tilt forward, and water comes out almost like a small waterfall. If your dog doesn't finish what's in the bowl, simply press the button and tilt back, and the water will flow back into the bottle. The bottle is made of thick, study plastic that seems to combat some of the heat from outside. It was absolutely perfect for my 6-lb Chihuahua. I HIGHLY recommend this bottle!" —Breanna

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    3. A hot spot and itch relief spray — formulated with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, this spray works to ease discomfort caused by allergies, insect bites, matted dirty coats and more.

    side by side before and after reviewer images; before a pup has a hairless and red hot stop, after the spot is no longer red and fur is growing back

    Promising review: "I have a Papillon who gets hot spots on a regular basis. I use monthly flea treatment and bathe him regularly but he still gets hot spots. This product relieves the itching immediately. All I have to do is tell him that we're going to go get 'squirt squirt' and he'll sit in place while I spray this product on his hotspot. If he could talk I'm sure he would tell you buy this product for itchy dogs!" —Bargain Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $8.58 (also available as a shampoo).

    4. Or antiseptic wipes that, in addition to hot spots and allergies, will also offer relief for yeast infections and acne. Made with aloe and vitamin E, these wipes will soothe rashes and dryness so your pet can get back to living their teenage dreams.

    curaseb antiseptic pads

    Promising review: "My dog Norman gets hot spots and weird allergy sores from time to time (even with special diets, etc), but then in the last two weeks he's gotten this sore on his face (in his folds). It's exacerbated by wetness/fluid from his eyes. I've tried all the tricks that usually work (hydrogen peroxide wipe, salves, pet medications, etc.), but it seemed to be getting worse (swollen and puffy, smelling like rot). But these wipes worked immediately! After just two wipes, I noticed a significant difference! They are convenient to use, smell like Ketoconazole shampoo, and the price is very fair." —D2 Chicago

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    5. A bite-size silicone dog treat mold for freezing (or baking) goodies that'll keep your furry friend cool and well fed!

    reviewer image of homemade treats next to their silicone treat mold

    Promising review: "It’s the perfect size for dog treats and the best part is that it’s pretty soft and easy to clean. My dogs probably don't know what shape their treats are but these are so fun and cute; that it’s a great motivator for me to keep making more homemade dog treats. Two thumbs up!" —Justine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    6. A self-cooling pet mat you might just borrow from your pet time to time on balmy days. Super soft and lightweight, this mat gets 3–4 degrees cooler just by touching it!,

    Promising review: "If your dog gets warm easily, BUY THIS! This cools mine right down and she loves it! I put it on her dog bed, on the ground, or in her crate and she automatically gravitates toward it. I’ve had it for four months and can verify that it holds up well. I machine-wash mine and hang it up to dry and have had no issues with it staying cool." —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $12.94+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    7. A pair of waterproof and adjustable doggy leggings to protect your pet's paws from hot, wet, and just plain gross city streets. Because they're made with four-way stretch fabric, you can feel confident that your dog will be comfortable.

    a dog wearing the confetti-patterned dog leggings on cobblestone pavement
    Walkee Paws

    Walkee Paws is a dog-loving, woman-owned small business dedicated to making sure your dog always looks snazzy while feeling snug.

    Promising review: "They have a great fit around the legs. I like the adjustable fit in both the length and around the legs. The materials are lightweight and the patterns are fun. The soles of the feet are good quality and will protect my fur kids' feet pads from the burning sidewalk during the summer. I will recommend them to everyone" —Cinnamon G

    Get it from Walkee Paws for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–L and in five colors and patterns).

    8. Soft chew allergy supplements that'll help your itchy pup stop scratching due to skin, seasonal, or environmental allergy issues. They're also rich with vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics to support digestion and immunity.,

    Promising review: "My 8-year-old shepherd is allergic to everything! He was diagnosed with discoid lupus on nose, which caused dry, crusty scabs inside his nose. I tried many options, natural and chemical to no avail. I saw this product and bought it. Within two weeks, his scabs, crust and dryness were going away! After a month, the pigment on his nose was even returning to its normal black color! This product is amazing! His allergies are improving! Buy this product, you won't be disappointed! My big boy is so much happier now! Thank you so much Zesty Paws for such a great product!" —Shepherd Mom 2

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97 (available in two sizes and two patterns.

    9. A triple-layer microfiber cooling vest with UV protection. This vest will absorb and draw excess heat out, keeping your dog cool for up to three hours. And it's fashion-forward, if I do say so myself.

    reviewer image of a dog wearing the blue cooling vest in a large while on a hike

    Promising review: "My dog tends to overheat easily. I put this on him, and it keeps him cooler and more comfortable on extremely hot days. Highly recommend. It's the best thing I've purchased for my dog!" —Katoville

    Get it from Amazon for $27.16+ (available in five sizes and two colors).

    10. A luxe cat window perch if your kitty actually enjoys getting a little sun. Made using a durable pinewood frame and an easy-to-clean fabric, this faux-hammock will keep your cat blissed out.

    a gray cat lounging on a cat window hammock
    Whiskers & Paws/Etsy

    Whiskers & Paws is a Canada-based small business handcrafting high-end pet furniture.

    Promising review: "It took my cat a few days to warm up to the hammock, but she is now obsessed with it! It is so well made and sturdy; I have no worries about her jumping straight on or off it. Plus, you can easily unhook the wires and put the blinds down at night, which means I can hang it from my bedroom window without having to worry about people seeing in at night. I can't recommend this hammock enough!" —Elle L

    Get it from Whiskers & Paws on Etsy for $91.18 (available in two fabric colors).

    11. A pack of four instant-cooling bandanas you just pop in the fridge for a bit and then wrap around your pooch's neck for immediate relief. Plus, they'll look like the leader of the cutest bark squad around.

    reviewer image of three pugs wearing cooling bandanas

    Promising review: "I ordered these to help my pup stay cool during the summer months. I wet them and stuck them in the fridge for a couple hours before putting one on my dog. They stay cool for a couple hours. I would rotate them throughout the day, putting one on my pup while the others cooled, and it turned out to be super helpful to help her keep cool in a house with no AC. I ended up using them on my neck too." —Xw

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    12. A foldable swimming pool because even a hound dog deserves a ~splash~ of fun!,

    Promising review: "I love this pool for my lil' pug. She gets overheated easily and loves getting in the water! The spout is great for emptying out the water. Overall the pool is great; it's well-made, sturdy, and is able to withstand my dog's claws. Another plus is that your dog can't slip and slide like they do in the plastic pool. It was very easy for my pug to jump in and out of the pool. I love the fact that you can fold it back up and store it in the carrying case it came in. A pool you can bring out to use year after year. Well worth the money." —Donna

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    13. A doggy doorbell so your sun-tired pup can let you know they're ready to come inside.

    Dog using its nose to push a yellow disc on the doorbell

    Some dog-owners even use this to help them with house training!

    Promising review: "It took about two months, but my dog FINALLY GOT IT. It was like something finally clicked with her. Now she looooves hitting the doorbell when it's time to come in the house. I'm now able to let her outside so she can take her time sniffing around the yard, and then she hits the doorbell when she wants back in the house. I love this!! And guests to the house find it hilarious when they see my dog ringing the doorbell. It works like a charm. My dog loves it too; she stands at the door wagging her tail and hitting the doorbell until I open it for her." —Michelle Vallerie

    Get it from Amazon for $30.

    14. 100% natural dog paw wax that'll provide protection against too-hot pavement. No more cracked and dry paws!

    after image of a paw with musher's paw wax on and a before image of the same paw, but cracked and dry

    Promising review: "I have used this on three dogs I’ve had. Living in the Northeast, I deal with snow, salt, ice, and blistering pavement in the summers, and this product is an absolute miracle. I purchased three more containers today for my dog to give out as Christmas presents to her friends. It is that good.

    In the summer when the temperature is 80 and above, I put it on her paws and she can walk on asphalt without issue. In the winter, I put it on her paws two to three times a week and she can withstand the bitter cold and salty walks. FYI - If your dog is slipping around inside, you have put too much on! You need to work this into the pad, between the toes, and wipe off any excess with a paper towel." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. An enclosed mesh outdoor cat tent because your domesticated cat still deserves some (safe) fun in the sun. Basically, treat them like the royalty they already act like they are.

    A reviewer photo of the tent, which has a tarp-like bottom and a tent-style triangular top, which is made entirely of mesh, so the cat can see through all of it

    Promising review: "I bought this cat tent, because our two fur babies will sit in the window and cry if we are outside. I tried a leash, but they didn't like that, and they often escaped it. I came across this tent, and it was the BEST purchase i made. The quality is great! Both cats fit in it, so the size is perfect. Very excited that this is actually a product for the cats!!!" —hgrizz

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    16. Or a covered, elevated outdoor bed made using breathable mesh for when your dog needs a little break from running around, overheating in sun.

    A reviewer photo of the bed, which has an arched nylon canopy, secured at each of the bed's four elevated legs

    Promising review: "Got this for my 24-lb dog, as he usually lies on the concrete patio when we’re all outside, with the sun blazing down on him. Got it set up and didn’t even have to coax him onto it. He loves it! He’s so comfortable, and definitely cooler with that canopy over him. It’s also held up well through the heat, rain, and some surprising strong windstorms. Definitely recommend." —Prairie Dove

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    17. A splash-free, silicone dog travel bowl if Fido can't wait to drive home from the park before his next water break. It's angled to make sure it stays put on the seat.

    A chocolate lab model happily hovering over a blue water bowl in the car

    Promising review: "I love this thing. I was definitely skeptical but it is sort of miraculous how the water stays in the bowl. (It is even a little tricky to dump the water on purpose because of the design.) I needed a bowl so my pup could have water at all times during a cross country road trip. It doesn't slide around, and didn't spill. He has even stepped on it and it barely splashed. Perfect. Totally recommend." —Siena

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors)

    18. A doggie raincoat to protect your fur child from the occasional sun shower.,

    Promising review: "Love these raincoats. Ordered three altogether. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute too. The purpose of the raincoats are so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. My furry kids seem to like them, and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. Fantastic price for great product. Awesome! :-)" —Barbara N.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.09+ (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    19. A paw-activated water fountain so your dogs can hydrate themselves like the Big dogs they are.

    reviewer image of two dogs drinking from the outdoor paw-activated water fountain

    Promising review: "We have an enormous, 9-month old German Shepherd puppy, incredibly active, very smart, who loves to play in water. Outside, he'll head for the nearest faucet and beg you to turn on the water. It took him about two minutes to figure out how to use it, and after that he was in heaven. When he'd pretty much soaked the entire patio, we unscrewed the unit, went back into the house with a soggy pup, and listened to him mourn his lost toy for the next 15 minutes. When he's outside now, you'll find him at his fountain, soaking wet." —CMorgan

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    20. Epi-Pet spray-on sunscreen — protect your pets from the treacherous rays of sun while also keeping their skin and coats conditioned. And because they know pets do what pets do, this sunscreen is made to be ultra-water and sweat resistant.

    The spray, which comes in a cylindrical spray can

    Promising review: "Love this product. The aerosol canister allows quick application at all angles (i.e. armpits, groin). Aerosol also goes on light and even, quickly drying. Is the largest bottle of sunscreen available so need to order less. Top has locking lid to keep little kids out. When it says 'meets the FDA guidelines,' it means for ingredient stability and safety. Proven to stay good for a year with normal storage. Waterproof and 'lick-safe' once dry. This dries almost instantly. It isn't greasy, though you will notice a slight difference in coat texture—kind of feels like a very fine dusting of talc powder—but hands come away clean. Smells nice (vanilla). Blocks both UVA and UVB rays, and contains five different sunscreen ingredients (as found in human sunscreens), in addition to skin conditioners. Rates equivalent to 30–40 SPF (you only get to say 'equivalent' because the SPF scale was developed using human skin). Brand respected and carried by veterinary dermatologists. Introduce the new sound and smell of this product with treats and praise, and your dog will love it as much as mine does!" —1project2many

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    21. A doggy life jacket because Boating Is Life for the ~entire~ family. And it's even got a rescue handle on top for the not-so-great swimmers of the bunch.

    image of reviewer and two dogs wearing green life vests on a boat

    Promising review: "Our dog loves this life jacket! He can swim without it, but just not well or for very long. Now, in the mornings he tries put it on himself so we can go throw the ball into the lake for him!" —Jessi

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three styles, sizes XS–XL, and seven colors).

    22. A stainless steel water fountain that'll entice your purring friends to stay hydrating by keeping the water in constant circulation. Now if we could only get *you* to drink more water...

    reviewer image of a cat drinking from the orsda cat water fountain

    Promising review: "Love this fountain! Got it for my five cats to help keep the water bowl clean. They love it! They're all drinking way more water than they used to. My cats all have their own drinking styles so it's nice that the fountain has several options for them. It is very quiet and very easy to clean. Will be buying another soon!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $42.46+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A lavender and cedar shampoo bar made with a natural antiseptic sure to make bath time a cooling treat.

    three little pine shampoo bars stacked on top of one another

    Goldune is a woman-owned small business based in sunny Cali that you'll wanna get all your zero-waste and sustainable home, skin, and pet products from.

    Get it from Goldune for $13.

    24. A floating ring for some extra ~cool~ fun on pool days!

    reviewer image of a dog swimming in a pool with the LaRoo ring in its mouth

    Promising review: "The LaRoo dog fitness ring is a great toy to use for playing in the pool it provides hours of fun and keeps my pups active." —Mrschavez728

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in nine colors.

    25. A portable shower attachment so you can provide your pup some instant, cool relief when they finally take a break from ~claiming~ all the trees at the dog park.

    a model washes of a mud-covered labrador using the kurgo portable shower attachment

    Promising review: "We have three Aussies who find mud in drought. Works great on any bottle we tried it with. A gallon milk jug is my favorite. Also terrific for muddy or overheated children!" —J. W. Ramsden

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    26. A no-drip, water bottle for small animals to keep your hamster, guinea pig, or bunny unmessily hydrated!

    A clear water bottle with blue accents hanging from a pet cage

    Promising review: "Stays on the cage well and DOES NOT LEAK! If your rats chew plastic, these won't work, but mine don't and these are the best water bottles I own." —Katrina Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

    27. A portable pet SlumberPod you can attach a fan to so your pupper can get some private, cool-down time.

    the SlumberPod pet over a crate

    SlumberPod is a mother-and-daughter-owned small business making comfy and cozy sleeping/privacy pods for babies and pets.

    Make sure to measure your crate before purchasing!

    Get it from SlumberPod for $74.99.

    28. A doggy sprinkler pad if you've got yourself a toddler in a pooch's body. Just connect it to your garden hose and let the fun begin!

    reviewer image of a dog jumping into the water sprayed by the sprinkler pad

    Promising review: "We're already hitting triple digits in Arizona, and I wish I'd found this wonderful splash pad years ago. Both of our dogs lost their minds with happiness when I set this up. They had a fantastic playtime with both the fountain effect and just tromping around inside the pool. Great way for them to cool off and get some exercise when it's just too hot for their normal trail runs. Reasonably priced with easy setup right out of the box, and it held up very well against their rough play. Seems very durable and looking forward to an entire summer of cool playtime in the desert heat! Highly recommend if your dogs love water, and this would be fun for small children as well!" —Kayce

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes).

    29. A pair of matching baseball hats for pawrent and pup to keep the sun from getting in all of your eyes...and also to look cute, obviously.

    image of reviewer holding up a puppy, both of them wearing matching pink baseball hats

    Promising review: "These hats are adorable for taking my dog to the beach! And he actually kept the hat on and liked it, unlike other hats I've tried on him. It definitely blocked the sun for him. And he got SO many compliments!" —Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

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