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The Best Dog Cooling Mat to Keep Your Pooch from Overheating

Because your pup is worth it.

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We love to spoil our pets, but sometimes a little splurge is also beneficial to their health and wellbeing. A dog cooling mat is one of those little luxuries that can make a big difference in your pup’s life.

Many dog breeds become overheated when the temperature warms up. Fun fact: they only truly “sweat” through the glands in their paw pads (who knew?!).

Dog cooling mats come in several types — some are water-filled, while others contain non-toxic gel formula. Both are soft and comfortable to the touch, practically lifting the heat from your dog’s mane.

Here’s a list of affordable dog cooling mats that will keep your pet cool during those warmer days.

The Green Pet Shop Self-Cooling Dog Pad

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$49.99, Chewy

This pressure-activated and non-toxic cooling dog pad automatically recharges when your dog isn’t using it. With different sizes to choose from, you can find the perfect mat to keep your dog cool in those hot afternoons.

One reviewer wrote: “My old Anatolian Shepherd (150lb) hates the heat. living in NC it’s even hard to get him outside to go to the bathroom, he rather waits till it cools off. I bought this blanket and use it inside since he sleeps with his head on top of the AC vent. I put it outside one day and he actually stayed on the porch for about 2 hours on it. we use it in the camper also. now it came to from ‘where we go, the dog goes to’ to ‘where we go the dog and his blanket goes’. He absolutely loves it…I recommend it highly, it holds up perfectly, no leaks or tear-up, simply no problems, an excellent product. Will buy another one so we don’t always have to carry it around.”

  • Pressure activated
  • Uses a non-toxic gel formula
  • Automatically recharges

Pawslife® Large Cool Pad in Blue

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$19.99, Bed, Bath and Beyond

Perfect for dogs with joint pain or that are slightly older. This lightweight and portable cooling pad comes in two sizes, large and extra-large, and uses a gel technology that absorbs the heat from your dog.

One reviewer wrote: “With the Florida heat being 90+ degrees in the summer my poor dog gets very warm and overheated quickly. I love that this pad doesn’t need to be refrigerated keeps cool and it is her favorite place! Extremely happy with this purchase and I give it five stars, and My dog gives it five paws!”

  • Soft but durable
  • Provides cooling therapy for pets with joint pain
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Gel Technology keeps pets cool by absorbing heat from the pet

Hydro Cooling Mat By Cooler Dog

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$55.99, Wayfair

Suitable to dogs are overheat quite easily, this cooling mat can be used indoors or outdoors. Veterinarian-approved, it contains no harmful chemicals and is made with a triple-layered cooling design, a waterbed cushion, a flexible freeze ice sheet (equivalent to nearly eight trays of ice!), and a 0.5″ thick insulating foam insert.

One reviewer wrote: “QUALITY MADE!! Every aspect of this mat is well made and well thought out for the comfort of your pet. I am impressed with the sturdy materials and overall design. I would imagine my toy poodle will enjoy the cooling comforts of this mat for many years to come (maybe my bunny too!). Simple and easy to use, easy to clean… this is an EXCELLENT quality cooling mat, I highly recommend!”

  • Veterinarian approved
  • Contains no harmful chemicals
  • Gels made with rip-stop materials
  • Indoor and outdoor use

Arf Pets Dog Self Cooling Mat Pad

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$49.99-$69.99, Walmart

Available in small, medium, and large, the Arf dog cooling mat is made from latex-free and non-toxic materials and can fold to fit your dog’s bed or kennel. When your pet isn’t using the mat, it will automatically charge itself for up to three hours.

One reviewer wrote: “I have two large German Shepherds that are outside part-time and inside part-time. They will lay on the hard floor in my kitchen as it feels cool to them but they are starting to get that nasty bare elbow look. This mat is big with ample room for a very large dog to lay on comfortably. My dogs lay on it and my cat likes it too. I will be ordering another one so I will have one for each dog, however, depending on the measurements I may get the next size down.”

  • Non-toxic, latex-free pad
  • Perfect for kennels or on near their bed
  • Charges automatically

K&H Pet Products Coolin' Dog Mat

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$25.12, Chewy

This water-filled cooling mat magically cools down your dog. Simply fill it once and it will never need refilling, like a doggy waterbed. The outer material is designed to avoid mold, so you can guarantee a comfortable place for your dog to rest.

One reviewer wrote: “I purchased this after going through three other cheaper mats…The size is awesome and larger than most. The material is very durable and weighty. I filled it with water and my Yorkipoo immediately went and laid down on it. It stays cool and stays in place. It’s puppy approved! Thank you for offering a quality product. I would recommend this mat.”

  • Water-filled pad
  • Antibacterial exterior resists mold
  • Lightweight design
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