Best dog beach accessories
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Floating Toys
Floating toys are a must for spending time in the water with your dog. Floating toys are quick-drying, resist getting waterlogged, and, as the name implies, float. They can also help nervous or unsure dogs build confidence and interest in playing in the water. Plus, unlike heavier toys, your dog won’t get frustrated or swallow too much water attempting to get toys that sink.
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Chuckit! Amphibious Bumper Dog Toy, Color Varies, Medium
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Chuckit! Amphibious Bumper Dog Toy, Color Varies, Medium
Chuckit! Amphibious Bumper Dog Toy, Color Varies, Medium
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Chuckit! Amphibious Bumper Dog Toy, Color Varies, Medium
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SportDOG Brand Plastic Dummies
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SportDOG Brand Plastic Dummies
SportDOG Brand Plastic Dummies
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SportDOG Brand Plastic Dummies
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RUFFWEAR Hydro Plane Floating Disc for Dogs
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RUFFWEAR Hydro Plane Floating Disc for Dogs
RUFFWEAR Hydro Plane Floating Disc for Dogs
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RUFFWEAR Hydro Plane Floating Disc for Dogs
Dog Life Jacket
When playing in the water, you may want your smaller dogs to wear a life jacket. Life jackets are essential for puppies, brachial breeds of dogs, and dogs who don’t know how to swim well. Dogs who are boating or joining you on a kayak should also always wear one even if they are strong swimmers for safety in case they get too tired to paddle on their own.
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The Outward Hound Dawson Dog Life Jacket features thick, side foam panels that allow for maximum buoyancy in the water. This jacket fits large dogs as well as tiny-to-medium dogs, with strong dual handles that allow you to grab your dog easily in an emergency.

The adjustable side straps will help with any necessary fit adjustments. You can make it looser or tighter if needed with the quick release buckles. To ensure the best fit, match your dog’s measurements to the size guide provided.

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Outward Hound Dawson Swim Red Dog Life Jacket, Medium
Outward Hound Dawson Swim Red Dog Life Jacket, Medium
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The Outward Hound Dawson Dog Life Jacket features thick, side foam panels that allow for maximum buoyancy in the water. This jacket fits large dogs as well as tiny-to-medium dogs, with strong dual handles that allow you to grab your dog easily in an emergency.

The adjustable side straps will help with any necessary fit adjustments. You can make it looser or tighter if needed with the quick release buckles. To ensure the best fit, match your dog’s measurements to the size guide provided.

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Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
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Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
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Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
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Ruffwear, Float Coat, Dog Life Jacket, Swimming Safety Vest with Handle, Red Sumac, X-Small
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Ruffwear, Float Coat, Dog Life Jacket, Swimming Safety Vest with Handle, Red Sumac, X-Small
Ruffwear, Float Coat, Dog Life Jacket, Swimming Safety Vest with Handle, Red Sumac, X-Small
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Ruffwear, Float Coat, Dog Life Jacket, Swimming Safety Vest with Handle, Red Sumac, X-Small
Insulated Dog Water Bowl
Dogs need to be hydrated, and the best way to ensure they have ice-cold water all day is an insulated water bowl. It’s best to bring clean water for your dog to drink as the natural bodies of water in lakes and streams can contain bacteria that can make your dog sick. Even if you leave the water out in the sun, these stainless-steel bowls will ensure the water isn’t boiling when they come back to take a sip.
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Hydrapeak Dog Bowl – Non Slip Stainless Steel Dog Bowls for Water or Food (8 Cup, Teal)
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Hydrapeak Dog Bowl - Non Slip Stainless Steel Dog Bowls for Water or Food (8 Cup, Teal)
Hydrapeak Dog Bowl - Non Slip Stainless Steel Dog Bowls for Water or Food (8 Cup, Teal)
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Hydrapeak Dog Bowl – Non Slip Stainless Steel Dog Bowls for Water or Food (8 Cup, Teal)
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KONG H2O Insulated Dog Water Bottle & Travel Bowl, 25 oz – Black
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KONG H2O Insulated Dog Water Bottle & Travel Bowl, 25 oz - Black
KONG H2O Insulated Dog Water Bottle & Travel Bowl, 25 oz - Black
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KONG H2O Insulated Dog Water Bottle & Travel Bowl, 25 oz – Black
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The Coldest Dog Bowl – Durable, Non-Skid, Stainless Steel, Double Wall, Heavy Duty with Rubber Bottom for Dogs, Cats, Pet Feeding (42 oz, Sahara Peach)
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The Coldest Dog Bowl - Durable, Non-Skid, Stainless Steel, Double Wall, Heavy Duty with Rubber Bottom for Dogs, Cats, Pet Feeding (42 oz, Sahara Peach)
The Coldest Dog Bowl - Durable, Non-Skid, Stainless Steel, Double Wall, Heavy Duty with Rubber Bottom for Dogs, Cats, Pet Feeding (42 oz, Sahara Peach)
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The Coldest Dog Bowl – Durable, Non-Skid, Stainless Steel, Double Wall, Heavy Duty with Rubber Bottom for Dogs, Cats, Pet Feeding (42 oz, Sahara Peach)
Nice to Haves
Dog Sunscreen
Keep your pup protected from the sun by adding some dog-specific sunscreen to your bag. These canine-friendly creams and balms are made without chemicals and ingredients that can be harmful to your dog. You can apply it to your dog’s nose and other exposed areas of skin to prevent sunburns, which can be especially beneficial to hairless dogs or those with short, light-colored coats.
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Epi-Pet Sun Protector Spray for Pets
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Epi-Pet Sun Protector Spray for Pets
Epi-Pet Sun Protector Spray for Pets
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Epi-Pet Sun Protector Spray for Pets
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Lucky Pup Sunscreen Dog Balm, 0.15-oz tube
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Lucky Pup Sunscreen Dog Balm, 0.15-oz tube
Lucky Pup Sunscreen Dog Balm, 0.15-oz tube
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Lucky Pup Sunscreen Dog Balm, 0.15-oz tube
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Emmy’s Best Dog Sun Skin Protector Spray – Safe for All Breeds with No Zinc Oxide (8oz)
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Emmy's Best Dog Sun Skin Protector Spray - Safe for All Breeds with No Zinc Oxide (8oz)
Emmy's Best Dog Sun Skin Protector Spray - Safe for All Breeds with No Zinc Oxide (8oz)
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Emmy’s Best Dog Sun Skin Protector Spray – Safe for All Breeds with No Zinc Oxide (8oz)
Paw Protection
One of the unfortunate hazards of warm weather is that concrete and sand can get very hot in the sun and can burn your dog’s feet. That’s where paw protection comes in. Dog boots provide a barrier between the hot ground and your dog’s feet to prevent their paw pads from burning. You can also opt to use a paw wax that creates a similar layer.
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QUMY Dog Boots Waterproof Shoes for Dogs with Reflective Strip Rugged Anti-Slip Sole Black 4PCS (Size 2: 2.4″x1.7″(LW), Black)
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QUMY Dog Boots Waterproof Shoes for Dogs with Reflective Strip Rugged Anti-Slip Sole Black 4PCS (Size 2: 2.4"x1.7"(LW), Black)
QUMY Dog Boots Waterproof Shoes for Dogs with Reflective Strip Rugged Anti-Slip Sole Black 4PCS (Size 2: 2.4"x1.7"(LW), Black)
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QUMY Dog Boots Waterproof Shoes for Dogs with Reflective Strip Rugged Anti-Slip Sole Black 4PCS (Size 2: 2.4″x1.7″(LW), Black)
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Musher’s Secret Paw Protection Natural Dog Wax, 60-g jar
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Musher's Secret Paw Protection Natural Dog Wax, 60-g jar
Musher's Secret Paw Protection Natural Dog Wax, 60-g jar
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Musher’s Secret Paw Protection Natural Dog Wax, 60-g jar
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Bark Brite Lightweight Neoprene Paw Protector Dog Boots, Blue, Medium
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Bark Brite Lightweight Neoprene Paw Protector Dog Boots, Blue, Medium
Bark Brite Lightweight Neoprene Paw Protector Dog Boots, Blue, Medium
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Bark Brite Lightweight Neoprene Paw Protector Dog Boots, Blue, Medium
Cooling Mat
An easy way to cool down your dog fast is with a cooling mat they can rest on. Set your dog up in the shade with a cooling mat to encourage rest when they need a break from playing. Self-cooling gel mats have a gel inside, which adds a cooling feeling. These mats can easily be wiped down if they get sandy or dirty, making them easy to clean after a fun day.
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The Green Pet Shop Dog Cooling Mat, Large
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The Green Pet Shop Dog Cooling Mat, Large
The Green Pet Shop Dog Cooling Mat, Large
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The Green Pet Shop Dog Cooling Mat, Large
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This mat is pressure-activated, meaning the cooling effect starts as soon as your pet settles down on it. The chilly sensation will last up to 3 hours, and the pad automatically begins to recharge after 15 to 2o minutes of non-use.

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Chillz Dog Cooling Mat, Large - Pressure Activated Pet Cooling Mat for Dogs - No Water or Refrigeration Needed - Non-Toxic Gel Cooling Pad, Ideal for Home, Travel and Crates - 36 x 20 Inches
Chillz Dog Cooling Mat, Large - Pressure Activated Pet Cooling Mat for Dogs - No Water or Refrigeration Needed - Non-Toxic Gel Cooling Pad, Ideal for Home, Travel and Crates - 36 x 20 Inches
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This mat is pressure-activated, meaning the cooling effect starts as soon as your pet settles down on it. The chilly sensation will last up to 3 hours, and the pad automatically begins to recharge after 15 to 2o minutes of non-use.

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CoolerDog Dog Hydro Cooling Mat
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CoolerDog Dog Hydro Cooling Mat
CoolerDog Dog Hydro Cooling Mat
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CoolerDog Dog Hydro Cooling Mat
Cooling Vest
Another option to keep your dog cool throughout the day is a cooling vest or ice bands. They are simple to use — simply soak them, wring them out, and place them on your dog for hours of relief. Cooling vests contain no chemicals, so they are a safe way to keep your pup cool and calm.
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Canada Pooch Cooling Dog Vest, Tie Dye, 10
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Canada Pooch Cooling Dog Vest, Tie Dye, 10
Canada Pooch Cooling Dog Vest, Tie Dye, 10
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Canada Pooch Cooling Dog Vest, Tie Dye, 10
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Go Fresh Pet Ice Band Cooling Bandana for Dogs (XS)
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Go Fresh Pet Ice Band Cooling Bandana for Dogs (XS)
Go Fresh Pet Ice Band Cooling Bandana for Dogs (XS)
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Go Fresh Pet Ice Band Cooling Bandana for Dogs (XS)
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GF Pet Elastofit Cooling Vest, XL
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GF Pet Elastofit Cooling Vest, XL
GF Pet Elastofit Cooling Vest, XL
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GF Pet Elastofit Cooling Vest, XL
Splurges
Elevated Dog Bed
If you're planning a long day at the lake, beach, or pool a raised dog bed can give your dog a comfortable place to lounge alongside you. Raised beds are beneficial because they get dogs off the ground and allow air to cool them down to dry off quickly. Some even have built-in shade to help keep the sun off your dog, which can help prevent overheating.
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SUPERJARE Large Outdoor Dog Bed, Elevated Pet Cot with Canopy, Portable for Camping or Beach, Durable Oxford Fabric, Extra Carrying Bag – Dark Gray
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SUPERJARE Large Outdoor Dog Bed, Elevated Pet Cot with Canopy, Portable for Camping or Beach, Durable Oxford Fabric, Extra Carrying Bag - Dark Gray
SUPERJARE Large Outdoor Dog Bed, Elevated Pet Cot with Canopy, Portable for Camping or Beach, Durable Oxford Fabric, Extra Carrying Bag - Dark Gray
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SUPERJARE Large Outdoor Dog Bed, Elevated Pet Cot with Canopy, Portable for Camping or Beach, Durable Oxford Fabric, Extra Carrying Bag – Dark Gray
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Best Choice Products 36in Elevated Cooling Dog Bed
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Best Choice Products 36in Elevated Cooling Dog Bed
Best Choice Products 36in Elevated Cooling Dog Bed
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Best Choice Products 36in Elevated Cooling Dog Bed
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This elevated dog bed is perfect for chilling in the shade during the summer, especially with the two included canopies. The lightweight cot is easy to assemble and transport, while the bed’s steel frame is both high-quality and lightweight.

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Floppy Dawg Just Chillin’ Elevated Dog Bed. LuxLife Edition - Premium Cot Includes Two Designer Canopies. Lightweight and Portable, Indoor or Outdoor. Chill in Style.
Floppy Dawg Just Chillin’ Elevated Dog Bed. LuxLife Edition - Premium Cot Includes Two Designer Canopies. Lightweight and Portable, Indoor or Outdoor. Chill in Style.
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This elevated dog bed is perfect for chilling in the shade during the summer, especially with the two included canopies. The lightweight cot is easy to assemble and transport, while the bed’s steel frame is both high-quality and lightweight.

Dog Pool Float
For the pool-loving dog, a pool float can off a new way to play in the water. They are typically puncture-resistant and allow dogs to lounge in the pool or on a lake with their families. Be sure to first introduce them to the float in shallow water and to always supervise your dog to make sure they don’t become distressed.
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SwimWays Spring Float Paddle Paws Dog Pool Float
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SwimWays Spring Float Paddle Paws Dog Pool Float
SwimWays Spring Float Paddle Paws Dog Pool Float
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SwimWays Spring Float Paddle Paws Dog Pool Float
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SUNSHINE-MALL Pool Float for Dogs
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SUNSHINE-MALL Pool Float for Dogs
SUNSHINE-MALL Pool Float for Dogs
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SUNSHINE-MALL Pool Float for Dogs
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Vercico Inflatable Pool Float for Adult Dogs and Puppies
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Vercico Inflatable Pool Float for Adult Dogs and Puppies
Vercico Inflatable Pool Float for Adult Dogs and Puppies
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Vercico Inflatable Pool Float for Adult Dogs and Puppies
Waterproof Camera
A waterproof camera will give you the ability to capture priceless memories of your dog’s fun summer adventure. You can even get dog attachments for your water camera that will let your dog “take” pictures and video from their point of view. Plus, you won’t have to worry about ruining your phone or camera by dropping it in the water.
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GoPro HERO10 Black – Waterproof Action Camera
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GoPro HERO10 Black - Waterproof Action Camera
GoPro HERO10 Black - Waterproof Action Camera
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GoPro HERO10 Black – Waterproof Action Camera
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AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera
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AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera
AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera
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AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera
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GoPro Fetch Dog Harness – Official GoPro Mount
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GoPro Fetch Dog Harness - Official GoPro Mount
GoPro Fetch Dog Harness - Official GoPro Mount
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GoPro Fetch Dog Harness – Official GoPro Mount

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