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16 Summer Essentials for Dogs in 2023

It's getting hot around Australia finally! We love summer fun but as pet parents, it is our responsibility to ensure our dogs are also kept cool, calm and collected on those hot summer 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 our top picks to help your dogs cool off whilst also having fun at the beach, on holidays or in your backyard!

Help your pet to stay happy, healthy and hydrated with the PetSafe® Streamside Ceramic Pet Fountain.

Pet fountains continuously provide your pet with fresh, filtered water. Dogs and cats are attracted to flowing water, which encourages them to drink more water and supports their overall health.

This pet fountain holds 1.8 litres of water, the perfect size for your cat or small dog. The whisper-quiet design of the fountain causes the water to softly bubble over the ceramic tower (as opposed to a free-falling stream), which is great for pets that may be shy or timid.

The fountain uses a pump, carbon filter and foam filter that work together to remove pet hair, saliva and bad tastes from the water, so they always have clean water to drink.

RRP: $128.99 at 

Petsypoles are a Sydney-based frozen pet treats company created to provide your dog with healthy frozen snacks.

Made by combining all the essential proteins, vitamins and minerals from locally sourced human-grade ingredients, Petsypoles creates a frozen dog treat that’s healthy and delicious!

Their all-natural frozen goodness uses whole fruits and vegetables (not just the pulp) to maximise the nutritional value and taste. The process and combination of ingredients gives it the creamy texture without having to use dairy, dairy substitutes or sugars.

Available in Kangaroo & Pumpkin, Banana & Carob, Mixed Berries & Banana, Apple & Peanut Butter and Carrot & Kangaroo flavours!

RRP: from $14.95 at

This AFP Chill Out Sprinkler Fun Mat easily connects to your garden hose to provide a constant sprinkler stream. 

Perfect for water-loving dogs and humans, this Sprinkler Fun Mat (126 cm x 126 cm x 8 cm) sprays multiple water jets up to a height of 1 metre. 

Your dog will love playing and splashing on and around the mat - and it's a great way to keep them cool on hot summer days! 

Easy to fill - just connect your garden hose and the sprinkler intensity (up to 1m in height) can be controlled by adjusting the hose water pressure. When not in use, it folds down for convenient storage.

A safer alternative for those dogs who can't swim...

RRP: $35.69 from

The summer months can be quite difficult for your canine friends. Get Charlie’s Pet Elevated Trampoline Pet Bed with Gel Cooling Mat to keep your canine buddies cool, relaxed and comfortable.

Sporting an elevated design that keeps your dog away from the hot floor, dirt and bugs, this elevated pet bed also comes with a gel pet cooling mat that rids your doggy of excess body heat for perfect relaxation and comfort.

The pet cooling mat uses the pressure activation technology that instantly starts cooling your pet off once they lay down on Charlie’s Pet Bed. Made of high-quality nylon fabric and metal frame, Charlie’s Pet Bed is durable and will withstand the rigours of everyday pet use.

Give your four-legged buddy a great place for those long naps! Available in 2 sizes (length of 67.5cm or 91.5cm).

RRP: $79.00 from 

If your mutt is nuts about the water, it’s best to play it safe with the Surf N Turf Life Vest

The flotation layer is streamlined and comfortable, no matter how active your dog is, but it’s also removable, which means the vest can double as a simple shell. 

It features two metal D-rings for leash attachment, and two handles for extracting your dog from all predicaments, aquatic and otherwise... 
It also comes with reflective piping for added visibility.

Available in 5 sizes (from X-small: back length of 23.5cm to X-Large: back length of 52cm). Ensure you measure your dog's chest and neck accurately to determine harness size. The fit should be snug but not restrictive. 

RRP: $122.59 at  
Keep your dog cool this summer to avoid heat stress and fatigue with the TechNiche HyperKewl™ Evaporative Cooling Dog Coat. 

Simply activate by soaking it in water for 1-2 minutes before use and then squeezing the excess water out. This coat can provide up to 5-10 hours of cooling relief per soaking, dependent on the ambient temperature.

It is lightweight, comfortable and durable. The flexible shoulder panels will allow your dog to move without restriction. Secured at the chest and under the belly, this unique vest keeps your dogs cool on hot days whilst they run and play.

It comes in 6 sizes (from XS to XXL) and two colours (Blue & Silver).

RRP: $63.00-$93.00 at

Say Aloha to summer with the new DGG Hawaiian Shirts, designed in Australia to ensure your dog is, most importantly comfortable, while looking their best!

Available in a Tropical Fest or Kool Koala themed print, these shirts for your doggos are made from super comfortable, easy wash and breathable stretch fabric, in a cut that does not inhibit your pet’s natural movement or toileting.

It comes in four sizes (X-small to Large).

RRP: $26.97 for Summer Hawaiian Shirts at

Sick and tired of replacing low-quality or rusty ID tags? 

Red Dingo
’s Pet ID Tag range is designed to endure harsh Aussie summers as made from durable materials including solid stainless steel, titanium and brass. 

They will not rust, corrode or break are perfect for dogs who go to the beach frequently and swim in salt water! 

All Red Dingo metal ID tags come with a lifetime warranty for the quality of the tag, and a guarantee that the engraving remains readable.

Choose from over 1,000 options in a range of styles, colours and sizes. Includes stainless steel split ring, free engraving and postage within Australia.

RRP: from $19.95 at

From the beach, to the car and bath time, these fuzzhous custom towels will make your pooch feel extra special!

Not only are these towels highly absorbent, quick drying and incredibly durable, they are also lightweight and compact which means they are the perfect companion for both outdoor adventures and backyard zoomies in the mud. Just shake the dirt and sand right off! 

They're reversible and you can personalise both sides of the towel. Choose from nearly 50 designs including many summer themes (Tropical, Jungle, Daisies, Bees, Cocktail etc) plus you can also add your pooch's name in a variety of fonts.

Measuring 160cm x 80cm, that's a lot of towel love to wrap your dog in! Use code FUZZHOUS20 for 20% off!

RRP: $70.00 from

The stunning new DOGUE Gelato collection is the perfect addition to your pooches these summer holiday with the best mix of comfort, sophistication and style.

This beautiful pastel range is proudly handmade in Melbourne from the softest and finest leather.

Your pup is bound to turn heads in one of these gorgeous new pastel leather collars and leads, with amazing durability, comfortable suede backing and stunning, sophisticated colours.

The Gelato Leads and Collars come in three delicious sorbet colours: PistachioLemon & Lavender to shine on your pups' outdoor adventures! This delicious range is available in a classic plain design or adorned with delicately pressed flowers.

Use code DOGUEXMAS for 15% off at checkout.

RRP: from $39.99 (Collars) and $45.99 (Leads) at

Baby, it's getting hot outside! Dogs can get sunburned in a little as 30 minutes on a sunny day and those with light skin or fur are particularly susceptible! Protect your dog this summer with an Australian-made Sandy Snoots Dog Rashie.

Independently certified UPF 50+, these premium quality dog rashies provide all day sun protection and are available in a range of sizes for small to medium sized dogs. All Sandy Snoots are made here and carry the iconic Australian Made logo, the true mark of Aussie authenticity.

The Australian design has white flat stitch detailing for that classic Aussie swimwear look and an open end zipper for quick and easy beachside changes.

Durable, strong and stretchy, these rashies were designed for stylish pups who love to make a splash on the dog fashion scene! Hit the beach with confidence knowing your pup is comfortable and sun safe. Available in nine sizes.

RRP: from $45.00-$89.00 at 

Dive into summer with 20% off these stylish swim essentials! Paddle over to their site and enter code ADLM20 at the checkout. (expires 31 December 2022).

Try the Wildling Pet Co. Icepop Collection featuring dog collars, bow ties, leads, harnesses, bandanas and waste bag holders for a refreshing look!

Your dog can make a statement down the park with an Icepop Dog Bandana or Dog Harness featuring a colourful burst of all your favourite icy poles. This design is pure summer fun!

The bandanas just go around the neck and then tie-up. They're made from lightweight, breathable fabric and finished off with the Wildling Pet Co. signature rubber logo.

They can also be worn wet to help keep your dog cool on a hot day! Simply dunk it in water, pop it in the freezer and then bring it out to wear whenever your pup needs to chill!

The bandanas are available in two sizes: Small (neck up to 40cm) & Large (up to 60cm).

RRP: from $15.95 (Dog Bandana); $36.95 (Dog Harness) at

Doggy Anchor is an Australian-owned and designed product, created by Melissa to help keep her Aussie Shepherd Lulu safe while at the beach with her family.

A stylish, heavy duty dual purpose beach bag/sand bag made of RPET material. 

One Doggy Anchor is created using 20 discarded PET bottles that were on their way to landfill, or worse, the ocean!

Using it is easy as 1-2-3:
1. Fill Doggy Anchor with sand
2. Attach the dog lead clip to the D-Ring
3. Enjoy a quick dip while your dog stays put!

Your dog is safely secured to the anchor point. When it's home time, simply empty out the bag, the material is sand resistant with an added bonus of being 100% waterproof!

Use code ADL15 at checkout to save 15% off the RRP $120.00 at 

Beach Soul Beach Showers are the newer, better way to live life outdoors with your bestie, that you’ve always dreamed of.

Perfect to wash away sand, dirt and mud post beach walks, creek swims, grassy hangs outs and zoomie afternoons with your dog.

Simply fill with warm/cold water… pump the handle… and shower your pooch away into that clean goodness feeling. No more sandy car and no more mess!

With warm water in the tank, your puppy will be so comfortable showering that you’ll wondering how the heck you lived without it!

Aussie-owned and operated, Beach Soul is also supporting reforestation in Australia with one tree planted for each Beach Shower sold. Perfect pressie for your puppy, you and your friends or family.


On sale with 10% off now at $89.00 (with free shipping) at 

Take your dog fun to a whole new level this summer with a KONG Wet Wubba! It's perfect for interactive games of tug and fetch in the water or on dry land!

Two balls and four flowing tails are covered in a neoprene fabric (wetsuit fabric), making it easy to spot as it floats high on top of the water. 
Dogs love to shake the flapping tails back and forth.

The KONG Wet Wubba is fast to dry once playtime is over and it can be used as a tug and toss toy anytime. 
It comes in a range of bright colours (Yellow, Green, Orange) so it's easy to spot!

Its large size (
36cm x 9cm x 9cm) makes it suitable for dogs between 10–25kg but it's not meant to be used for chew sessions!

NRG Doggie Pink Noze is a natural zinc-free 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.

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

Simply apply to sensitive skin areas around the nose, eyes, head, ears or where necessary. 

RRP: $13.75 (90g) from

If those pesky flies keep buzzing in your backyard, at the beach or when out camping, get your paws on this Stinky Dog Natural Insect RepellentIt's perfect for use against flying insects such as flies, mosquitoes, march flies, sand flies and midges.

Professionally formulated with an effective blend of insect repelling Australian essential oils to protect your pet. It is enriched with Neem, Tea Tree and Citronella oils for their insect deterrent properties and Macadamia oil for its moisturising properties. 

This natural product is safe for your pet and won't dry out their coat or skin. Plus it's made in Australia and comes in recyclable packaging! It's even safe for the humans to use* (* unless you're pregnant or breastfeeding)!

Caution: Lightly spray your pet's coat and skin always avoiding eye, ear and mouth areas! 

RRP: $16.95 (125ml) from

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