Dog Hot Weather Tips
Must-Haves for Hot Weather
Cooling Mats
Give your dog at least one cool spot to lie in at home with a dog cooling mat. Most contain a cooling gel and are pressure activated so they start working as soon as your dog lies down.
Best Overall Cooling Mat
Best Overall Cooling Mat
TheGreenPetShop Dog Cooling Mat – Pressure-Activated Gel Cooling Mat for Dogs, Extra Large Size – This Pet Cooling Mat Keeps Dogs and Cats Comfortable All Summer – Ideal for Home and Travel
Best Overall Cooling Mat
TheGreenPetShop Dog Cooling Mat - Pressure-Activated Gel Cooling Mat for Dogs, Extra Large Size - This Pet Cooling Mat Keeps Dogs and Cats Comfortable All Summer - Ideal for Home and Travel
TheGreenPetShop Dog Cooling Mat - Pressure-Activated Gel Cooling Mat for Dogs, Extra Large Size - This Pet Cooling Mat Keeps Dogs and Cats Comfortable All Summer - Ideal for Home and Travel
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TheGreenPetShop Dog Cooling Mat – Pressure-Activated Gel Cooling Mat for Dogs, Extra Large Size – This Pet Cooling Mat Keeps Dogs and Cats Comfortable All Summer – Ideal for Home and Travel
Best Outdoor Cooling Mat
Best Outdoor Cooling Mat
Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad Mat in Large 20”x36”, for Large Pets (Silver)
Best Outdoor Cooling Mat
Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad Mat in Large 20”x36”, for Large Pets (Silver)
Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad Mat in Large 20”x36”, for Large Pets (Silver)
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Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad Mat in Large 20”x36”, for Large Pets (Silver)
Best Budget Cooling Mat
Best Budget Cooling Mat
CoolDog Reusable Ice Mat for Keeping Dogs Cool in Summer
Best Budget Cooling Mat
CoolDog Reusable Ice Mat for Keeping Dogs Cool in Summer
CoolDog Reusable Ice Mat for Keeping Dogs Cool in Summer
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CoolDog Reusable Ice Mat for Keeping Dogs Cool in Summer
Stuffable Dog Toy
Stuffable toys are ideal for hot weather days as you can fill them with peanut butter (or similar), freeze them, then give them to your dog as a cooling treat.
Best Stuffable Toy For Large Dogs
Best Stuffable Toy For Large Dogs
KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large
Best Stuffable Toy For Large Dogs
KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large
KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large
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KONG Extreme Dog Toy, Large
Best Stuffable Toy For Puppies
Best Stuffable Toy For Puppies
KONG Puppy Dog Toy, Color Varies, Small
Best Stuffable Toy For Puppies
KONG Puppy Dog Toy, Color Varies, Small
KONG Puppy Dog Toy, Color Varies, Small
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KONG Puppy Dog Toy, Color Varies, Small
Best Stuffable Toy For Small/Medium Dogs
Best Stuffable Toy For Small/Medium Dogs
KONG Classic Dog Toy, Large
Best Stuffable Toy For Small/Medium Dogs
KONG Classic Dog Toy, Large
KONG Classic Dog Toy, Large
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KONG Classic Dog Toy, Large
Portable Dog Bowl
While it's important to avoid taking your dog out when it's excessively hot, hydration is important even at cooler times. With a portable dog bowl, it's easy to give your dog water wherever you are.
Best Overall Collapsible Dog Bowl
Best Overall Collapsible Dog Bowl
Bonza Large Collapsible Dog Bowl, 40 Ounce Hiking Dog Bowl for Large Dogs, Lightweight, Sturdy, Leak Proof, Food Safe, Premium Quality Travel Pet Bowl Solution
Best Overall Collapsible Dog Bowl
Bonza Large Collapsible Dog Bowl, 40 Ounce Hiking Dog Bowl for Large Dogs, Lightweight, Sturdy, Leak Proof, Food Safe, Premium Quality Travel Pet Bowl Solution
Bonza Large Collapsible Dog Bowl, 40 Ounce Hiking Dog Bowl for Large Dogs, Lightweight, Sturdy, Leak Proof, Food Safe, Premium Quality Travel Pet Bowl Solution
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Bonza Large Collapsible Dog Bowl, 40 Ounce Hiking Dog Bowl for Large Dogs, Lightweight, Sturdy, Leak Proof, Food Safe, Premium Quality Travel Pet Bowl Solution
Best Dog Water Bottle
Best Dog Water Bottle
Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
Best Dog Water Bottle
Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
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Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle & Bowl, Smoke, 20-oz bottle
Best Lightweight Portable Dog Bowl
Best Lightweight Portable Dog Bowl
Kyjen Outward Hound Port A Bowl (48 oz) Medium Blue
Best Lightweight Portable Dog Bowl
Kyjen Outward Hound Port A Bowl (48 oz) Medium Blue
Kyjen Outward Hound Port A Bowl (48 oz) Medium Blue
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Kyjen Outward Hound Port A Bowl (48 oz) Medium Blue
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Nice to Haves for Hot Weather
Dog Washer
Give your dog the gift of a cool shower on a hot day - utter bliss!
Overall Best Dog Washer
Overall Best Dog Washer
Waterpik Pet Wand Pro Dog Shower Attachment, 2.5 GPM
Overall Best Dog Washer
Waterpik Pet Wand Pro Dog Shower Attachment, 2.5 GPM
Waterpik Pet Wand Pro Dog Shower Attachment, 2.5 GPM
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Waterpik Pet Wand Pro Dog Shower Attachment, 2.5 GPM
Best Budget Dog Washer
Best Budget Dog Washer
Rinse Ace 3 Way Pet Shower Sprayer with 8 Foot Hose and Quick Connect to Showerhead
Best Budget Dog Washer
Rinse Ace 3 Way Pet Shower Sprayer with 8 Foot Hose and Quick Connect to Showerhead
Rinse Ace 3 Way Pet Shower Sprayer with 8 Foot Hose and Quick Connect to Showerhead
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Rinse Ace 3 Way Pet Shower Sprayer with 8 Foot Hose and Quick Connect to Showerhead
Most Portable Dog Washer
Most Portable Dog Washer
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
Most Portable Dog Washer
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
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Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool | Pet Shower Sprayer & Scrubber in-One, Shower Bath Tub & Outdoor Garden Hose Compatible, Dog Cat Horse Grooming
Elevated Dog Bed
Thanks to the raised mesh sleeping platform, plenty of air can circulate, making elevated dog beds far cooler than standard dog beds.
Best Overall Elevated Dog Bed
Best Overall Elevated Dog Bed
K&H PET PRODUCTS Original Bolster Pet Cot Elevated Pet Bed Chocolate/Mesh, Large
Best Overall Elevated Dog Bed
K&H PET PRODUCTS Original Bolster Pet Cot Elevated Pet Bed Chocolate/Mesh, Large
K&H PET PRODUCTS Original Bolster Pet Cot Elevated Pet Bed Chocolate/Mesh, Large
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K&H PET PRODUCTS Original Bolster Pet Cot Elevated Pet Bed Chocolate/Mesh, Large
Best Elevated Dog Bed For Travel
Best Elevated Dog Bed For Travel
Carlson Pet Products Elevated Dog Bed, Indoor or Outdoor Dog Bed for Small Dogs, Green (8040)
Best Elevated Dog Bed For Travel
Carlson Pet Products Elevated Dog Bed, Indoor or Outdoor Dog Bed for Small Dogs, Green (8040)
Carlson Pet Products Elevated Dog Bed, Indoor or Outdoor Dog Bed for Small Dogs, Green (8040)
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Carlson Pet Products Elevated Dog Bed, Indoor or Outdoor Dog Bed for Small Dogs, Green (8040)
Best Outdoor Elevated Dog Bed
Best Outdoor Elevated Dog Bed
K&H Pet Products Original Indoor/Outdoor Covered Elevated Dog Bed, Navy Blue, Large
Best Outdoor Elevated Dog Bed
K&H Pet Products Original Indoor/Outdoor Covered Elevated Dog Bed, Navy Blue, Large
K&H Pet Products Original Indoor/Outdoor Covered Elevated Dog Bed, Navy Blue, Large
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K&H Pet Products Original Indoor/Outdoor Covered Elevated Dog Bed, Navy Blue, Large
Dog Pool
Your dog will love cooling off in a pool on a hot day. Just make sure to position it in a shaded spot.
Best Overall Dog Pool
Best Overall Dog Pool
Jasonwell Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool Collapsible Dog Pet Pool Bathing Tub Kiddie Pool for Dogs Cats & Kids (63″.D x 11.8″.H, Blue)
Best Overall Dog Pool
Jasonwell Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool Collapsible Dog Pet Pool Bathing Tub Kiddie Pool for Dogs Cats & Kids (63".D x 11.8".H, Blue)
Jasonwell Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool Collapsible Dog Pet Pool Bathing Tub Kiddie Pool for Dogs Cats & Kids (63".D x 11.8".H, Blue)
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Jasonwell Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool Collapsible Dog Pet Pool Bathing Tub Kiddie Pool for Dogs Cats & Kids (63″.D x 11.8″.H, Blue)
Best Budget Dog Pool
Best Budget Dog Pool
Zacro Foldable Large Dog Pool – Pet Dog Cats Paddling Bath Pool, Large Outdoor Bathing Tub for Dogs Cats and Kids (47 X 11.8 in)
Best Budget Dog Pool
Zacro Foldable Large Dog Pool - Pet Dog Cats Paddling Bath Pool, Large Outdoor Bathing Tub for Dogs Cats and Kids (47 X 11.8 in)
Zacro Foldable Large Dog Pool - Pet Dog Cats Paddling Bath Pool, Large Outdoor Bathing Tub for Dogs Cats and Kids (47 X 11.8 in)
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Zacro Foldable Large Dog Pool – Pet Dog Cats Paddling Bath Pool, Large Outdoor Bathing Tub for Dogs Cats and Kids (47 X 11.8 in)
Most Durable Dog Pool
Most Durable Dog Pool
KOPEKS Outdoor Portable Rectangular Dog Swimming Pool, Gray, Large
Most Durable Dog Pool
KOPEKS Outdoor Portable Rectangular Dog Swimming Pool, Gray, Large
KOPEKS Outdoor Portable Rectangular Dog Swimming Pool, Gray, Large
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KOPEKS Outdoor Portable Rectangular Dog Swimming Pool, Gray, Large
Splurges for Hot Weather
Dog Boots
The sidewalk can get hot enough to burn your dog's paw pads on sweltering days. Ideally, avoid walking your dog when the sidewalks are this hot, but if it's essential (getting your dog to the car or taking a quick bathroom break if you don't have a yard) a set of dog boots will protect paws.
Best Overall Dog Boots
Best Overall Dog Boots
My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes with Two Reflective Fastening Straps and Rugged Anti-Slip Sole | Dog Boots Perfect for Small Medium Large Dogs | Size Chart in Pictures (Size 6, Black)
Best Overall Dog Boots
My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes with Two Reflective Fastening Straps and Rugged Anti-Slip Sole | Dog Boots Perfect for Small Medium Large Dogs | Size Chart in Pictures (Size 6, Black)
My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes with Two Reflective Fastening Straps and Rugged Anti-Slip Sole | Dog Boots Perfect for Small Medium Large Dogs | Size Chart in Pictures (Size 6, Black)
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My Busy Dog Water Resistant Dog Shoes with Two Reflective Fastening Straps and Rugged Anti-Slip Sole | Dog Boots Perfect for Small Medium Large Dogs | Size Chart in Pictures (Size 6, Black)
Best Budget Dog Boots
Best Budget Dog Boots
Pawz Dog Boots | Dog Paw Protection with Dog Rubber Booties | Dog Booties for Winter, Rain and Pavement Heat | Waterproof Dog Shoes for Clean Paws | Paw Friction for Dogs | Dog Shoes (Black) (XL)
Best Budget Dog Boots
Pawz Dog Boots | Dog Paw Protection with Dog Rubber Booties | Dog Booties for Winter, Rain and Pavement Heat | Waterproof Dog Shoes for Clean Paws | Paw Friction for Dogs | Dog Shoes (Black) (XL)
Pawz Dog Boots | Dog Paw Protection with Dog Rubber Booties | Dog Booties for Winter, Rain and Pavement Heat | Waterproof Dog Shoes for Clean Paws | Paw Friction for Dogs | Dog Shoes (Black) (XL)
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Pawz Dog Boots | Dog Paw Protection with Dog Rubber Booties | Dog Booties for Winter, Rain and Pavement Heat | Waterproof Dog Shoes for Clean Paws | Paw Friction for Dogs | Dog Shoes (Black) (XL)
Most Durable Dog Boots
Most Durable Dog Boots
EXPAWLORER Waterproof Dog Boots Reflective Non Slip Pet Booties for Medium Large Dogs Black 4 Pcs
Most Durable Dog Boots
EXPAWLORER Waterproof Dog Boots Reflective Non Slip Pet Booties for Medium Large Dogs Black 4 Pcs
EXPAWLORER Waterproof Dog Boots Reflective Non Slip Pet Booties for Medium Large Dogs Black 4 Pcs
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EXPAWLORER Waterproof Dog Boots Reflective Non Slip Pet Booties for Medium Large Dogs Black 4 Pcs
Pet Water Fountains
Your dog needs plenty of water available on a hot day. A pet fountain has a larger capacity than a bowl, plus it keeps the water clean and fresh.
Best Overall Pet Water Fountain
Best Overall Pet Water Fountain
Veken Pet Fountain, 84oz/2.5L Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser with 3 Replacement Filters & 1 Silicone Mat for Cats, Dogs, Multiple Pets, Grey
Best Overall Pet Water Fountain
Veken Pet Fountain, 84oz/2.5L Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser with 3 Replacement Filters & 1 Silicone Mat for Cats, Dogs, Multiple Pets, Grey
Veken Pet Fountain, 84oz/2.5L Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser with 3 Replacement Filters & 1 Silicone Mat for Cats, Dogs, Multiple Pets, Grey
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Veken Pet Fountain, 84oz/2.5L Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser with 3 Replacement Filters & 1 Silicone Mat for Cats, Dogs, Multiple Pets, Grey
Best Budget Pet Water Fountain
Best Budget Pet Water Fountain
isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and Hygienic Dog Fountain
Best Budget Pet Water Fountain
isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and Hygienic Dog Fountain
isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and Hygienic Dog Fountain
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isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and Hygienic Dog Fountain
Most Durable Pet Water Fountain
Most Durable Pet Water Fountain
iPettie Tritone Ceramic Pet Drinking Fountain丨Ultra Quiet, Way Better Than Plastic丨Water Fountains for Cats and Dogs 2.1 Liters Pet Water Dispenser with Replacement Filters and Foam, White
Most Durable Pet Water Fountain
iPettie Tritone Ceramic Pet Drinking Fountain丨Ultra Quiet, Way Better Than Plastic丨Water Fountains for Cats and Dogs 2.1 Liters Pet Water Dispenser with Replacement Filters and Foam, White
iPettie Tritone Ceramic Pet Drinking Fountain丨Ultra Quiet, Way Better Than Plastic丨Water Fountains for Cats and Dogs 2.1 Liters Pet Water Dispenser with Replacement Filters and Foam, White
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iPettie Tritone Ceramic Pet Drinking Fountain丨Ultra Quiet, Way Better Than Plastic丨Water Fountains for Cats and Dogs 2.1 Liters Pet Water Dispenser with Replacement Filters and Foam, White
Dog Life Jackets
A hot day might prompt you to take your dog for a swim, but keep safety as your top priority with a dog life jacket.
Best Overall Dog Life Jacket
Best Overall Dog Life Jacket
EzyDog Doggy Flotation Device Life Jacket, Red, Small
Best Overall Dog Life Jacket
EzyDog Doggy Flotation Device Life Jacket, Red, Small
EzyDog Doggy Flotation Device Life Jacket, Red, Small
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EzyDog Doggy Flotation Device Life Jacket, Red, Small
Best Budget Dog Life Jacket
Best Budget Dog Life Jacket
Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
Best Budget Dog Life Jacket
Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
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Frisco Dog Life Jacket, Large
Most Durable Dog Life Jacket
Most Durable Dog Life Jacket

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.

Most Durable Dog Life Jacket
Outward Hound Dawson Dog Life Jacket, Large, Red
Outward Hound Dawson Dog Life Jacket, Large, Red
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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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