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The Best Dog Products for Summer 2021

On extreme hot days, it is vital that your dogs have constant access to both fresh water and shade as heat stress can develop extremely quickly. Whenever possible, allow your pets to stay inside the house and share the air conditioning or electric fans.

Of course, NEVER leave your dog in a hot car - even with the windows down - as heat stress and death can occur within 6 minutes.

There are many ways to help your dog survive these hot days and make the most of our summer days. Here is our pick of dog summer accessories that will take your dog through the summer months in comfort and style.

Shedding only gets you so far. When the real heat rolls around, your dog is housebound, while you get to go out and have all the fun. Until now. 

The Core Cooling Vest from Kurgo is the answer to wearing a fur coat you can never really take off. Simply wet the vest with cool water, wring it out, and strap it on. 

As the water evaporates, it takes your dog’s body heat with it, keeping him fresh and comfy. Re-wet as many times as is necessary to make it to the end of the outing. Available in 4 sizes.

RRP: $94.98 at

The Pagoda Pet Fountain from PetSafe has two free-falling water streams that encourage your cat or dog to drink more water. Free-falling streams add more oxygen to the water and keep it fresh for your pet. 

An activated charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odours from your pet’s water and the foam filter helps catch pet hair and other debris to keep the water clean. 

This fountain holds 2 litres of water and the elevated, upper bowl is great for senior pets, so they won’t need to bend as low to drink. 

When it’s time to clean your fountain, simply place the fountain in the top rack of your dishwasher and hand-wash the pump. 

$180.59. Available at PetSafe® Australia

Everyone understands how important it is to stay hydrated in summer and it's no different with our dogs as dehydration can lead to urinary and kidney diseases.

Dog Travel Water Bottle is a perfect companion for your daily dog walks or adventures. Its compact size means you can easily carry it in your hand using the strap, a walking bag or even in the side pocket of your jacket.

Many of us are worried about using the communal dog water stations which are not clean or hygienic and often a place where dogs catch diseases. 

Carrying your own bottle is a perfect solution to this, even if you run out of water and need to refill from the water fountain. Its activated charcoal filter helps to filter impurities and chlorine so you know your pup is getting cleaner and healthier water all the time.

Price: $29.99 special offer (available in 4 colours) from

Dog Pools Australia pools are mostly designed with big dogs in mind. But their paw shaped pools are proving to be a bit hit with small dogs this Spring.

The Paw Pool is the little brother of the huge, durable bone shaped pool you may have seen. Made in the USA by One Dog One Bone, these pools are available from Dog Pools Australia, their exclusive Aussie distributor.

The paw pools are not only gorgeous (available in blue, white, sand and grey), they are UV resistant and designed to last and last. 

Best suited to small breeds, the pools will keep your dog cool and provide a great source of entertainment. Your dog will be the envy of all the dogs in the street this summer!

Dimensions are 99cm x 96.5cm x 15cm. Holds 76L of water.

RRP: $165.00 (plus shipping) at

Get ready for a summer filled with wet, water fun! 

This super-absorbent Dog Swim Robes by Stylish Hound makes use of microfibre technology, allowing the fabric to dry soon after it has been made wet. 

Its wrap-around design suits a variety of dog shapes and sizes, and you can choose from 6 stylish designs that also match their dog swim jackets.

Save your car from those wet dog smells after a trip to the beach, or your floors after that dreaded bath time! 

Available in 4 sizes (XS to Large).

RRP: from $47.99 at

The new soft, flexible Waterproof Jelly Dog Collar from Style Hound is perfect for those summer beach days and adventures with your dog or just for the everyday rough and tumble. 

Drag it through water, mud and anything else you can imagine, and then just wipe it clean and dry! Made of PVC coated webbing it has the soft look and feel of leather in a gorgeous range of jelly bean colours with matt black hardware and matching leads – fun and funky for any adventure.

This strong and durable range is 100% waterproof so it won't stretch or fade. It is also bacteria, odour, strain and abrasion resistant. It wipes clean and dries instantly!

RRP: from $38.00 (save 10% off a collar & lead combo) at

Australian designed and approved, this Duoetto MK2 Dual Voltage Water Heater allows RV and boating enthusiasts and family travellers alike – including their pets – to splash and roll about wherever they like, when they like. 

It can be fitted into an RV, caravan, yacht or powered boat or even a work vehicle or a 4wd if you like heading out to remote places, yet maintain optimum cleanliness and comfort during your travels.

The tough, compact and durable water heater from Aus J Hot Water Solutions offers selectable temperatures between 30-75ºC (86-167ºF) on 240v and up to 70°C (158ºF) on 12v so people with pets can shower, wash, clean and enjoy abundant hot water (10L) whether mains power is available or not.

For a limited time only, you can win a Duoetto MK2 Digital Water Heater plus EZY RV Exterior Shower Outlet (prize valued at $694). Visit our Competitions page for details.

RRP: $425.00 from

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The Sandy Snoots Wild Flower Dog Beachwear and Beach Towel Bundle is everything your dog needs to be stylish and sun safe this summer.

Featuring independently certified UPF 50+ beachwear (they're serious about sun protection!) and a matching microfibre beach towel, this summer bundle is perfect for dogs who love the sun, surf and sand.

Sandy Snoots premium products are Aussie made for Aussie dogs. Their stylish and eco-friendly beachwear is made to move from 
Repreve® Polyester, the world's leading recycled fibre.

Adventure is calling. Enjoy carefree fun in the sun with Sandy Snoots this summer!

RRP: $139.00 at
"The human world, it's a mess... Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there!"

This Magic Sea Dog Shirt by Vibrant Hound will transport you back to your tropical holiday vacation, where time was spent snorkelling under the sea!

This print featuring ocean creatures is uniquely designed by Vibrant Hound.

All their dog shirts are made with a high grade cotton blend designed to be lightweight and deliver plenty of stretch and durability. Great outdoors to keep the sun off and comfortable enough to be worn as pyjamas!

The front of the shirt is taken up higher so they don’t need to be removed for night-time toilet stops. Available in 5 sizes (from XS to XL).

RRP: from $27.95

Designed in Australia, DGG’s The Big Kahuna Jungle Hawaiian Dog Shirt available at PETstock will ensure every dog is looking the part at the beach this summer.

Featuring breathable stretch fabric and a superior fit, the shirt is made from an easy wash material that won’t inhibit your pets. natural movement or toileting and will protect their skin from the Aussie sun.

Available in sizes from Extra Small to Large.

RRP: $24.99 from

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.

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 3 colours: Blue Spring, 
Red Currant, Black Obsidian and in 8 sizes.

RRP: $72.95 (2-pack) at

Made in the USA, this bright and colourful range of fetch toys are made from 
DOOG’s unique new rubber formula that is not only puncture-resistant but also soft and supple on dogs’ teeth and gums. 

The Fetchables have been designed for dogs that play hard and can withstand rough play on land and in water. The bright colours are easy to spot at the dog park and in the water.

The Fetchables collection includes a frisbee, a high bounce ball, and a tug ball complete with marine- grade rope. They are BPA and phthalate-free.

RRP: from $16.99 from and all good pet retailers.

The Rogz RFO Frisbee is a special dog frisbee made from SST-Foam. This stands for Soft Safe Technology because the material used is durable but soft so it doesn't damage your dog's teeth and gums.

It is incredibly lightweight making it easy to throw and the snout holes mean it's easy for your pooch to pick up off the ground. The bright colours make the Frisbee easy to spot. It will float on water for fun at the beach or lake.

Please note this is neither a chew toy or a tug toy and your dog should be supervised at all times when playing.

Size: 23cm. Available in Lime, Blue and Pink.

RRP: $16.79 from 
Habitat Pet Supplies

The Shady Paws® Pet Shade provides a safe and secure place out of the sun for your pet, whilst being able to enjoy the outdoors with you. 

Simple to use, it sets up in a matter of seconds! It is also light, compact, easy to carry and you can personalise it with your pet’s name. 

Also included are two galvanised pegs to secure it, a collapsible water bowl and a convenient shoulder strap to make carrying easy. 

Keep your furriends safe and out of the sun this summer!

RRP: $109.00 (includes shipping) at

A soft barrier cream that is so easy to apply, NRG Doggie Pink Noze stays on for days. Your dog will quickly accept the scent free application and due to its absorbing quality, you do not need to apply daily.

NRG Doggie Pink Noze is a natural, shield cream for dogs with pink and white sensitive skin areas. Developed specifically for hot, dry and windy Australian conditions, Doggie Pink Noze contains Vitamin E and natural oils, with no harmful chemicals.

Simply apply to sensitive skin areas around the nose, eyes, head, ears or where necessary. NRG Doggie Pink Noze can last for several days and does not need washing off.

RRP: $13.75 (90g) from

These Tail Up Baseball Caps are cute and stylish. They also provide a great way to keep the sun out of your pup's eyes and off their heads.

The visor part of the hat can also be helpful for dogs existing eye problems as offering some protection from the sun.

Made of cotton canvas material with two holes for the ears and adjustable fastener strap under the chin, these hats are easy to quickly put on your dog's head.

Available in 3 sizes (Small to Large).

RRP: $14.95 from

The Tips & Toes Balm by The Happy Jack Co. is an ultra-hydrating 2-in-1 nose and paw balm to help to soothe the nose and pamper the paws.

Safe to lick and Australian-made using only 100% premium natural and organic ingredients, it contains natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

It will soften, moisturise and nourish your dogs' painful, dry, cracked or calloused paws or nose or dry skin around the lips and ears. It is also ideal to use as a preventative measure all year round.

RRP: $19.50 at

Hugo’s Ice Creamery is a small Brisbane-based company created by dog lovers for dog lovers! 

These single serve dog-friendly ice creams are not only a delicious and special treat, they also help keep them cool on a hot summer’s day.

Natural, human-grade ingredients are used to create a healthy and delicious frozen treat for your pup! With most dogs being lactose intolerant, this ice cream uses coconut milk which is great for your dog’s health. To get that creamy texture, they substituted sugar with naturally occurring organic coconut nectar.

There are 4 delicious flavours to choose from: Carob, Strawberry, Peanut Butter & Bacon, Pumpkin & Chia.

Hugo’s Doggie Ice Cream is available in dog-friendly cafes and bars, pet stores, health food stores, groomers.

RRP: $6.95 (single serve) at


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