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Top 17 Dog Cooling Products for Summer

Summer is here and as pet owners, it is our responsibility to ensure our dogs are kept cool and comfortable on extreme hot days.

When dogs overheat, they sweat a small amount through the pads on their feet but they primarily cool off by panting. When it is extremely hot and humid, panting is not enough for dogs to cool themselves down. You need to provide alternative cooling methods to ensure your dog can efficiently cool down to avoid heat stress.

Here are some of our favourite finds on the Australian market this summer to keep your dogs not only cool but also entertained. It's time for some fun in the sun!

Take that summer cooling feeling to the next level! This Foldable Dog Pool by Dog Pools Australia is a great way for your dog to cool off this summer, as well as providing hours of fun in the garden. Just throw in your dogs' favourite floating dog toy and enjoy watching them splash around!

The pool is made from tough PVC to withstand boisterous dogs and features an anti-slip bottom so it's safe for your pooches.

Super easy to set up (no inflation required), this large pool (165cm x 30cm high) is both portable and durable.

It suits Large / Extra Large dogs, multi-pet households or anyone who loves throwing a party for all their furry friends.

It comes with in-built drains which makes filling or draining a breeze.

RRP: $149 at

Whether your dog a beach lover or simply enjoys patrolling the pool area at home, this Surf Lifesaver Dog T-Shirt from More Than Paws is both cute and perfect for sun protection. 

This outfit includes a yellow T-Shirt fabric with red printing with a matching yellow & red cap. 

Available in sizes 1 (XS: Chihuahuas, puppies) all the way up to 7 (XXXL: Labradors and most large breeds).

RRP: $29.95 from

This BloonCo PetBloon has to be the bounciest new toy around! Innovative and fun, it’s perfectly designed for smaller dog breeds. 

PetBloon is a bright and light waterproof polyester twill balloon cover which transforms a standard balloon into a safe, fun balloon toy the whole family can enjoy. 

If punctured, the Velcro seal retains the natural rubber latex balloon away from teeth and little paws. Just replace the burst balloon with a new one because 3 are included in the set! 

You can use PetBloon indoors or outdoors. It's ideal for interactive play, and because it's a lightweight balloon there's limited risk of damage or injury to pets, kids furniture and ornaments.

RRP: $23.95 from

Take a game of fetch to the pool, the lake or the beach with these Zeus K9 Fitness HYDRO dog toys

Water games are a great way to cool your pet down as the temperature goes up.
Perfect for honing your dog's retrieval skills, encouraging exercise or simple old fun in the sun, these floating dog toys are certain to make a splash!

The whole range is made from a combination of Nylon and Neoprene. The woven nylon loop handle makes it easier to throw and retrieve. There's even a squeaker for extra fun!

Choose from Dolphin (33cm), Octopus (23cm), Seahorse (28cm), Alligator (30cm) or Stingray (33cm).

RRP: $15.00 at

The Skamper Ramp is a practical invention providing all animals (not just dogs) with a way out of the water, even when nobody is around! 

Great for emergency escape situations or for pets that just love to swim, the Skamper Ramp gives pet owners peace of mind in terms of water safety. It is made of strong, lightweight, blow-moulded polyethylene that is chemical and UV-resistant.

Please note you will need to train your dog on how to use the ramp to exit your pool or pond.

RRP: $139.95 at 

Zoh robes are for dogs that light up your life and bring colour to your world.

Not only will it hold more than its own weight in water but it will dry 3 times faster than a regular cotton towel.

This will come in handy at the beach, after a bath or simply strutting your stuff and looking fabulous! The innovative hooded design and waistband keeps it secure (shake and zoom-proof!) so you end up with the perfect dog towel. 

Available in 3 funky designs: Wild ConfettiParty Leopard & River Rascal and in 4 sizes (XS to Large).

RRP: $79.00 at

With summer now in full swing, an Aussie Dog Wet Vest will help your dog survive the next heatwave and keep their exercise up. 

It features a light and flexible material that conserves energy so your pooch can play for longer. The vest can also double as a compression vest during storms if you have a pooch suffering from thunderstorm phobia.

To use on a warm day, simply wet the jacket with cool water and place on your dog to cool him/her off!

Available in 4 sizes: Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large.

For 15% off storewide during January 2020, use the promo code SUMMER15

$29.95 - $44.95 at

The Summer Cooling Dog Bed from Barket will help keep your dog cool all summer long.

Constructed from multiple layers of breathable fabric, the bed absorbs heat, providing your dog with a pleasant place to rest during the hottest summer days. 

This mat requires no pre-cooling or freezing overnight, as the bed naturally absorbs the heat produced by your dog laying on it. 

Available in Pink or Blue, and five different sizes to suit all dog breeds.

RRP: from $24.99 at

Dog Hats are fashionable and functional and help protect your dog’s eyes from the harsh sun. 

Whether you choose a visor hat or a full brim style, these Sun Hats fit comfortably over the ears, with enough brim to shade their eyes. There’s a comfortable adjustable strap under the chin to ensure the perfect fit. 

All hats are made from polyester and breathable mesh to keep your dog cool. Choose from many designs (floral, stripes, denim, alphabet etc) and colours. There’s a hat for every dog!

This summer your dog will look stylish while being sun smart!

RRP: $12.95-$14.95 at 

Vets often advise that a free-falling water stream will entice your pet to drink more and can help prevent urinary and kidney diseases through increased hydration.

The new PetSafe Drinkwell® Pet Fountain range is designed with you and your pets in mind.

This automatic water bowl features a free-falling water stream with adjustable flow control. Choose from nearly silent circulation on the lowest setting to a tranquil stream on the highest. The flow control allows you to tailor the water flow to your pet’s needs. 
When it’s time to refill, simply use a jug to fill the bowl to the desired level.

This Fountain was specifically designed with no hard-to-reach crevices to clean. 
Depending on the size of your fur family, you can choose 1.8 litre, 3.7 litre or even a 7.5 litre model to suit the multi-pet household.

RRP: from $99.99 at

Willa + Co Dog Water Bottle is handy when you're out walking with your fur baby. 

This bottle features a convenient wristlet making it easier to carry and an open/lock switch to prevent leaks in your bag or in the car.

Simply slide the switch to the 'unlock' position, press and hold the button until the water fills to your desired amount. Once your pooch is rehydrated, you can hold the button down again and the water will flow back into the bottle, saving water wastage on your walk.

This Water Bottle has a 350ml water capacity and comes with a dust bag for storage. Available in Pink or Blue.

RRP: $24.00 at

Summer often means skin irritations, dry skin and cracked paws so remember to keep some DoggieBalm in your kitchen cupboard!

Australian Made Certified, the Doggie Balm Manuka Blend is made using the highest grade Australian raw Manuka and is infused using a special process to blend essential vitamins and minerals to promote cell regeneration to assist healing, soothing, and repair. 

This distinctive Manuka Dog Balm is packed with powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties, and naturally nourishing ingredients to create a gorgeous and soothing moisturiser. It can be used for all types of dog skin inflammation, skin discomfort, irritations, and scarring.

The Doggie Balm Co. has a range of natural and organic skin and hair care products designed to provide premium natural care to pets. Suitable for all dogs and sizes.

RRP: $24.95; on special for $19.99 at

Unlike other pet sunscreen brands we looked at, Aniwell  Filta Bac pet sunscreen is labelled as SPF 29-33 (blocking around 97% of UV radiation). It also functions as a second skin to protect injuries from bacteria, as well as the sun. 

It allows wounds to breathe while healing, keeping in moisture and keeping out dirt. The formula is suitable for wounds, existing sunburn, and irritated skin as well as for use as a sunblock so it's a good all-rounder for the summer holidays!

RRP: $9.72 (120g) at

Lectade Sachets once reconstituted provide an oral rehydration therapy containing a balanced mixture of glucose, glycine and electrolytes.

Once diluted Lectade Solution is isotonic, ensuring glucose and glycine are actively absorbed by the intestinal tract, causing water and sodium to be absorbed simultaneously with these nutrients and resulting in a high degree of rehydration.

It is used in situations like post travelling stress and dehydration as well as post-surgical or disease convalescence. It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before and during the use of this product in order to determine the needs of your pet.

Most dogs find the Lectade Solution palatable and will drink it voluntarily.

RRP: $79.90 (12 sachets) from

This amazing all-in-one solution for active dog lovers encompasses shade, hydration and safe tethering for your fur baby, perfect for the beach or camping trips.

Offering 360-degree tangle free rotation, the SUNDOGZ features a detachable dog bowl for water and food, and a safe compartment to stow valuables.

SUNDOGZ unique design enables a redistribution of consistent force (i.e. your dog will never pull it out of the ground, apparently it was load tested with a miniature pony!).

At just under 5kg, it is portable and lightweight and packs away neatly into a handy travel bag and is truly versatile in its application across sandy beaches, grassy fields or rocky terrain. 

An absolute must for the outdoors dog lover this summer!

RRP: $297.00 (incl. free shipping in Australia + blue or yellow umbrella) from  

The Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots set the standard in paw wear for dogs who love to explore the great outdoors with their humans. 

A strong, non-marking Vibram sole offers paw protection on rough or sharp surfaces. They are particularly recommended if your dog has to walk on hot or cold surfaces like bitumen, metal, concrete or even light snow.

Also great for injured paws, use on boats and slippery surfaces (they give senior dogs more stability when walking on tiles or wooden floors). An adjustable closure strap ensures a customised fit. A tightly woven air mesh keeps dirt and debris out while providing superior ventilation. Did you know that most dogs have wider front feet than back feet? That's why these dog boots are sold in pairs.

Available in 8 sizes and 4 colours: Black Obsidian, Red Currant and Granite Grey. A Spring Blue colour is available by special order only.

RRP: $65.00 (2-pack) at   

In the hot summer months surfaces such as asphalt roads, concrete and play areas get very hot! You should avoid walking your dog in the heat of the day not to cause damage or discomfort to your dog’s paws.

With this versatile Ibiyaya 5-in-1 Combo EVA Pet Carrier/Stroller, you'll be able to take your beloved small dog
 (max. 8 kg recommended) anywhere you go this summer.

This simple and efficient pet-travelling tool can transform into five different pet-carrying equipment: a pram, trolley, carrier, backpack, and even a car safety seat

No matter where you go, this cleverly crafted pet carrier will suit any situation! The carrier features ventilation holes and mesh material to give your pet fresh air whilst allowing them to enjoy the great outdoors. It also has a wide opening flap that zips up to keep your pet safe inside. 

The space-saving stroller has a quick and convenient mechanism that lets you fold the stroller effortlessly with one hand.

Available in Apple Green, Chocolate, Pink & Blue.

RRP: $219.95 at 

Please keep in mind that these products are not a substitute to common sense which is to keep your dogs inside under the air conditioning or in the shade with plenty of water on extreme hot days. Some products may assist in cooling your dogs down but the most important thing is that you keep a close eye on them!

Disclaimer: Please note that Australian Dog Lover does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the commercial products listed in this article and they are listed for informational purposes only.

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