Summer is meant to be enjoyed by everyone — including dogs! With all the beach trips and days in the park in your future, it’s important to be prepared to protect your dog from accidents and heat strokes. We’ve come up a list of products that will help keep your pups happy, comfy, and cool — even on the hottest days!
Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s picks for the best summer products for dogs. Woof!
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Dog Life Jackets
1. Dog Life Jacket
Whether you're planning a day at the lake or like to hanging by the pool, a dog life jacket is a must. The Granby Dog Life Jacket from Outward Hound comes in a bright orange color so you won't have trouble spotting your pup at any crowded beach. It also comes with handles that make rescue and restraining super easy.
Where to buy: $18.72, Amazon
Dog Shoes For Summer
2. Dog Shoes for Summer
Save your pet's paws from scorching sidewalks or sand with dog shoes, like these from Union Rich. Simply slip your pup's furry feet in and secure around the ankle with the velcro straps. These waterproof shoes allow your pooch to take on the summer in any kind of weather.
Where to buy: $19.99-$21.99, Amazon
3. Dog Pool
Give Fido easy access to a refreshing dog pool this summer with Petmaker's foldable, portable tub. This travel-friendly model comes with a carrying bag so you can take your dogs with you on vacation, even if it isn't to a tropical climate. Clean up is easy, too. Simply twist to remove the cap and water will escape quickly through the wide-mouth drain. Then, wipe it with a soft cloth and gentle cleanser and let it dry.
Where to buy: $45.99 (originally $99.99), Wayfair
Elevated Dog Bed
4. Elevated Dog Bed
Your dog can cool down with the K&H Original Pet Cot thanks to its breathable mesh design, which allows body heat to escape quickly. This elevated dog bed is waterproof, so you don't have to worry about the fabric getting moldy over time. It's also built to handle dogs of all sizes, from pint-sized Chihuahuas to Great Danes.
Where to buy: $31.99, Amazon
Cooling Dog Bed
5. Cooling Dog Bed
A cooling dog bed is a great option for pets that need a bit more cushion and support, as well as owners who want something more aesthetically pleasing than a cot in their homes. This option keeps your fur babies cool and comfy with a pressure-activated gel cooling pad you can easily remove when it's not needed. Everything but the cooling pad is machine-washable, which makes getting rid of pet hair a breeze.
Where to buy: $39.99, Amazon
Dog Cooling Pad
6. Dog Cooling Pad
A cooling pad for dogs can work on its own or on top of your pet's bed to provide up to three hours of chilly relief. The Green Pet Shop's cooling mat is made with a special gel that recharges after 25 to 30 minutes to provide continual comfort for dogs (and cats!) during the hot summer months. Cleaning is easily; simply wipe the mat with a damp cloth to remove any leftover pet hairs.
Where to buy: $21.99-$72.99, Amazon
Dog Bowl Collapsible
7. Collapsible Dog Bowls
Ensuring your pooch is hydrated is key to preventing overheating this summer. Collapsible dog bowls make it easy to provide Fido with food and water wherever and whenever. And when you're done, simply collapse the bowls until they're flat and shove them back in your purse, beach bag, or trunk of your car. These nonslip silicone bowls from COMSUN come with a handy carabiner so you'll never lose them.
Where to buy: $9.99, Amazon
Dog Cooling Vest
8. Cooling Dog Vest
This cooling dog vest might seem a bit odd at first, but the science makes a lot of sense. After you wet the vest and secure it on your dog, Fido will feel cooler as the water evaporates, taking with it some of his body heat. The gray color also works to reflect sunlight, reducing your pet's chances of overheating.
Where to buy: $33.95-$42.95, Amazon
Dog Bed With Canopy
9. Dog Bed With a Canopy
SUPERJARE's outdoor dog bed combines the heat-wicking abilities of an elevated mesh dog bed with the shade of a canopy. This lightweight frame is portable and easy to set up because it doesn't require screws or tools. We suggest topping it with a cooling pad for extra comfort.
Where to buy: $49.99-$59.99, Amazon
Dog Paw Balm
10. Dog Paw Balm
Hot sidewalks and sand can blister you dog's paws. That's why you need Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax, which creates a barrier between the paw pads and hot surfaces. It's also made with vitamin E to moisturize the skin and heal any cracks or injuries. If your dog hates wearing shoes, this is a must to protect his or her paws.
Where to buy: $12.75 (originally 14.99), Amazon