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Best 5 Cooling Products for Dogs 2022

Updated: Apr 27

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Dogs can get really hot during the summer months especially as they enjoy tearing around and laying in the sun.


Unlike us, our canine friends don't have sweat glands so have a harder time cooling themselves down. Dogs are susceptible to heat rash, heat stroke, and even skin cancer just as we are. 


The problem is they can't cool off like we can, they need a little help. 

So, how can you help keep our canines cool in hot weather? We offer some tips, tricks, and innovative product ideas that can help you and your dog stay cool this summer.

Dog cooling down in a swimming pool

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Buying Guide for Dog Cooling Products

Our Picks of the Top Dog Cooling Products

Simple Ideas to Keep your Dog Cool


Buying Guide for Dog Cooling Products


There are lots of innovative products on the market designed to keep your dog cool during the summer.


Decide if you are looking for something that your dog can wear, to keep them cool whilst they are on-the-move or something they can lay on.


From the ever-popular cooling mats and bandanas to elevated cooling dog beds and canopies, we take a look at the best products on the market for 2022.


Here are our top picks for amazing and 'cool' innovations to help us keep our canine companions cool in the heat.



Our Picks of the Top Dog Cooling Products


1. Pecute Dog Cooling Mat

Best Cooling Mat for Most Dogs


The truth is that dogs spend a lot of time laying down and sleeping. A dog cooling mat is a great way to keep them cool when the temperature rises.


As well as finding it difficult to sleep indoors during the warmer summer nights, your dog can find it difficult during the day when the temperature peaks.

Pecute Dog Cooling Mat

Investing in a cooling mat is the ideal solution, as it will keep your dog at a comfortable temperature whenever they try to rest.


The Pecute Dog Cooling Mat uses pressure activated gel technology (yes, that's a thing!) that cools your four-legged friend for up to 4 hours.


We love this cooling mat because you don’t need to plug it in or even freeze it to get the cooling technology in the dog mat to work.


We recommend the Pecute dog cooling mat out of the mat options available because as well as being excellent value for money it caters for all sizes of dog.


If you have a large breed dog or are looking to buy a dog cooling mat suitable for two dogs, then Pecute offer a big mat.


Their newly upgraded mat is available in 6 sizes including an XX-Large version measuring a whopping 140 x 90cm which should accommodate even the largest of dogs or two smaller ones.


It works automatically when your dog lays down absorbing their heat and amazingly can be reused after 15-20 minutes of non-use when it's cooled down.

The mat is completely safe with the non-toxic self cooling gel encased in layers of PVC foam and an durable nylon outer.


Pecute have made some durability improvements to their mat and it's now thicker and more wear-resistant than the previous model.


Whilst no cooling mat is completely chew-proof the edges of the new mat have been pressed twice to help combat chewers.


It's worth noting that it's also water resistant so a quick wipe down between uses should keep it smelling fresh.


The Pecute Dog Cooling Mat has excellent reviews and is available with Amazon Prime for quick delivery if you need it in a rush.


Dimensions - X-small 40 x 30cm | small 50 x 40cm | medium 65 x 50 cm | large 90 x 50 cm | X-large 120 x75 cm | XX-large 140 x 90

Reasons to Buy

+ Works for 4 hours

+ Self cooling

+ Waterproof

+ New improved version

Reasons to Avoid

- If your dog won't lay still

- Not suitable for serious 'chewers'


 

2. Ancol Dog Cooling Coat

Best Option when On-the-Move


For those dogs and puppies that don't like sitting still, a cooling coat could be the answer you're looking for.

This coat from British pet company Ancol is designed to help cool dogs and puppies in hot weather.


Simply immerse the vest in cold water until it is saturated and gently wring out the excess water.


Fit onto your four-legged friend and the moisture evaporating from the vest helping to lower your dog's temperature.


There are 5 sizes available based on only the back length measurement so it's unlikely to fit as well as a harness which uses multiple measurements and adjustable straps.


Saying that, the tummy velcro strap is adjustable for a better fit. We recommend that you measure carefully to get the best size for your dog and be aware that the neck opening is quite large.


It's very lightweight and super easy to wash but be aware that the cooling effect doesn't last as long as a cooling mat.


Dimensions - X small 25cm | small 30 cm | medium 40 cm | large 50 cm | XX large 70 cm

Reasons to Buy

+ Great for dogs on the move

+ Lightweight

Reasons to Avoid

- Only one measurement

- Cooling effect is limited

 

3. All For Paws Dog Cooling Bandana

Simple & Effective Cooling Solution


If a coat doesn’t appeal, how about a cool bandana? The ultimate in cooling on-the-go.

All for Paws dog cooling bandana

All For Paws have created a bandana that, when soaked in water, can be wrapped around your dog's neck to help them keep cool. It's easy to use and highly effective.


What's more, it's made from a special material that allows it to stay cooler for longer so it's ideal for summer walks.


Simply pour water over it to keep it cool for longer. The bandana fastens with velcro tabs and is available in 4 sizes.


With great reviews, if your dog or puppy won't keep still, this could be the answer you're looking for to keep them cool this summer.


Dimensions (neck girth in cms) - small 30-36cm | medium 33- 46cm | large 44 - 52cm | X-large 53-62 cm

Reasons to Buy

+ Travels with your dog

+ Ideal for summer walks

+ Lightweight

Reasons to Avoid

- Cooling effect is limited

 

4. Veehoo Elevated Dog Bed

Best for Hot Summer Nights


If your dog struggles to sleep in the heat on a traditional dog bed then take a look at an elevated dog bed. They work by simply lifting your dog off the floor to allow air to flow freely underneath the bed keeping them cooler

Veehoo elevated dog bed

There are several elevated beds on the market but this bed from Veehoo is available in a wide range of colours and sizes to suit your dog and your home decor.


The base is made from a mesh breathable fabric which offers a cooling effect for your four-legged friend.

The bed is durable and has paw shaped anti-slip feet so you could use it in the house or in the garden on warm days.


It's available in 4 sizes and 8 colour options with replacement covers sold separately.


Dimensions ( in cms) - small 56 x 43 x 18cm | medium 81 x 64 x 18cm | large 107 x 76 x 18cm | X-large 125 x 83 x 22.5cm

Reasons to Buy

+ Can be used outdoors

+ Great for hot nights

Reasons to Avoid

- Static

 

5. Dog Bed Canopy

Best for Creating Shade


Providing reliable shade can help keep your dog cool. Trees are great, but not every garden has them, or depending on the direction of the sun, they may not help.


Give your dog their own personal canopy to cover their bed and help them stay cool in the shade.

Portable sun shades, patio umbrellas, and pop-up canopies are great for creating shade in gardens.


This raised canopy bed from Maxmass creates the perfect shade and cool space for your dog.


Perfect if your garden has limited shade and both the bed and canopy are portable so ideal additions for a day out.


Available as a set in two sizes, the canopy is removable and waterproof.

 

Dimensions ( L W H ): - Large 90 x 81 x 82 cm | X Large 105 x 87 x 89 cm

Reasons to Buy

+ Can be used outdoors

+ Bed and canopy as a set

+ Great for camping

Reasons to Avoid

- Static

 

Simple Ideas to Keep your Dog Cool


If you're feeling warm, chances are they are too. Ideally dogs should be encouraged to stay in cool, shady areas but this isn't always possible.


Here are some simple and free ideas for you to help your four-legged friend keep cool this summer :-


☀️ Offer a wet towel to lie on

☀️ Add ice cubes to their water

☀️ Fill up a paddling pool

☀️ Offer access to cool shade

☀️ Take plenty of water on walks

☀️ Avoid walking on pavements

☀️ Plan your dog walks for 8am or 8pm

☀️ Give your dog some frozen treats



Stay safe in the sun - If you suspect your dog is suffering from heat stroke or dehydration, call your vet immediately. For any health-related questions, always consult your vet as they have examined your dog, are aware of the health history, and can therefore make the best recommendations.



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