They are our best friends and experience heat differently than you and me. Here are my favorite picks to grab for your four-legged pal.
One Dog One Bone Pools
Refreshing and cool Bone Shaped Pool holds 85 gallons of fresh water and is made with truck bed liner material making it UV and chew resistant. List price $399 and I found it on Amazon for around $251. The smaller 20-gallon Paw Pool goes for $125.
Dog Water Fountain
Outdoor Dog Water Fountain provides an endless supply of fresh water. Make sure to use a light color hose that won’t get hot in the sun. Activates when your dog steps on the paddle. Tip: Use the “paw” command to get them trained. Won’t work with tiny breeds or those afraid of water. $59 Dog Pet Water Fountain
H204K9 Water Bottle
Made by a dog lover for a dog lover. Take this 9oz or 25oz water bottle on the go. The clever attachment turns into a bowl. $20-25 H204K9 Water Bottles
Whistle 3 GPS Collar
Whistle 3 GPS Collar is the latest dog tracking technology that attaches to your pup’s collar and is operated by a smartphone app. Glowing marks for its long battery life last up to 10 days on a charge. It’s water resistant, not water proof. Low entry price around $59.99 and requires an individual service plan $9.95/mo or $95.40/year. Whistle 3 GPS Collar
RuffWear Swamp Cooler Vest & Jet Stream Cooling Vest
RuffWear Swamp Cooler Vest & Jet Stream Cooling Vest come in 6 sizes and made of 3 layers that work together to cool your dog. The outside layer wicks for evaporative cooling, middle layer stores water, and inner layer cools dog. To activate, soak in water, wring out and put on pup. $59 Ruffwear – Swamp Cooler, Cooling Vest for Dogs
With the sun out remember never to leave your dog in a parked car and if you see one locked in a parked car, call 911. Heatstroke is serious for dogs and their paw pads are sensitive to hot pavement like your bare feet. Make sure you are providing your best friend lots of extra fresh water and plenty of shade during hot days.