The long hot summer days are finally here and it’s time to prepare your dog for the heat. From sunscreen to portable water bowls, there are many things to keep dogs cool outside. To help you make the right choice without wasting a lot of time, we’ve created a list of the 6 must-have summer accessories for your dog.
- Dog Sunscreen
Did you know that dogs can also get sunburns? Yes, they can and that’s why you need to use dog sunscreen with UV protection. It’s best to choose sunscreen spray because it’s easy to apply and will keep your dog’s skin moisturized.
- Portable Water Bowls
Keeping your dog hydrated is of utmost importance during the summer. To ensure they always have access to water, regardless of where you are, you need a portable water bowl. While there are many models of portable water bowls, getting a collapsible bowl is the best since it’s compact and can fit even in your handbag.
- Cooling Mat
What better way to keep your dog cool at all times than having a cooling mat. A mat like this is a real lifesaver during the summer heat. It’s comfortable and has a cooling effect feature that is activated when the dog lays on it. In this way, it helps maintain your dog’s normal body temperature. Depending on the model chosen, you can also use your dog colling mat as a waterproof dog bed.
- Crate Fan
Just like you need an air conditioner during the summer, your dog needs a fan. You can make their days comfortable by adding a crate fan to their crate. This fan is attached to the crate’s sides and cools the temperature in the crate. This will ensure your dog stays cool enough even when they snuggle in their bed.
- Elevated Bed
Summer nights can be pretty hot and laying in a cozy padded bed on the ground won’t help your dog cool down. That’s why you need an elevated bed. These beds are off the ground and made of thinner material which ensures constant air flow thus allowing your dog to enjoy a comfortable temperature.
- Bone-Shaped Ice Cube Tray
Who doesn’t want to get refreshed with popsicle ice cream during the summer days? Ice cream for all, please… and for your dog, too! Yup, your dog also wants ice cream just like you do.
You can easily make delicious ice cream treats using a bone-shaped ice cube tray. Mix your dog’s favorite treat in a blender, put the mixture into the ice cube tray, and freeze it overnight. The next morning, you’ll have yummy ice cream for your furry fella.
Enjoy the Summer!
These dog accessories will allow your dog to enjoy the summer days without getting too hot. Apart from this hot weather gear for dogs, you’ll also need water safety accessories, such as a life jacket and doggles, when you go on a vacation to make sure your dog stays safe while in the water.