Warm weather means lots of fun in the sun with your four-legged friend (dog beach! hiking! farmer's markets!). But you need to know how to keep your dog cool in the summer. After all, it can take mere minutes for your dog to go from comfortable to dangerously overheated.
When temps soar, it's good to have some supplies at the ready to help beat the heat. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best-selling and top-rated cooling products for dogs. From cooling mats and beds to water bowls and fountains, these products are Chewy customer approved.
Best Cooling MatThe Green Pet Shop Cool Pet Cooling Pad $50 at Chewy.comFREE 1-3 day shipping$50 at Chewy.comFREE 1-3 day shipping
Best Dog Cooling VestGF Pet Elastofit Ice Dog Cooling Vest $47 at Chewy.com
Best Dog Cooling BandanaCanada Pooch Wet Reveal Smiley Cooling Dog Bandana $22 at Chewy.com
Best Cooling Dog BedFrisco Orthopedic Cooling Dog Bed w/Removable Cover $52 at Chewy.comFREE 1-3 day shipping$52 at Chewy.comFREE 1-3 day shipping
Best Elevated Dog BedK&H Pet Products Original Pet Cot Elevated Dog Bed $50 at Chewy.comFREE 1-3 day shipping$50 at Chewy.comFREE 1-3 day shipping
Best Cooling Mat
Nice cooling mat!
I bought this mat for our husky, who is constantly panting from the summer heat. She likes laying on this and it provides her with some relief at least! Just what I was wanting for her. The Large size is perfect for her!
Our Stella is a bulldog mix and prone to overheating, especially after walks. She loves this mat! I placed it in one of her usual cooldown spots and she went right to it. Gives us peace of mind that she has something to help regulate her body temperature.
I LOVE THEM!!
If you are like me and your owners do not have air conditioning, tell them to buy these cool pet pads. They really work and keep me cool on hot days. They put them in their freezer to get them extra cool. So good!!
Best Dog Cooling Vest
It works very just takes few to get cold in the freezerr, I take water with me to pour water on the vest to keep cooling during the walk.
Looks like it will work
Have not used it yet but I did wet it and it felt cool and soft. It is hard as a rock dry so make sure you fold it whey way you want it while wet.
Perfect for the Beach
On our vacation to the beach the cool vest was amazing. Not only cooling, kept the sun off of her back.
Best Dog Cooling Bandana
Our pup loves it
My dog loves wearing any bandana, so it wasn’t difficult to get her to wear it. This one is stitched really well and works as described. It even washes well (cold, hang dry) My lab/pit/? mix is 65lbs and the Large fits. Her black fur heats up quickly in the sun. The cooling effect worked very well around her neck, but seemed to keep her more comfortable everywhere. I love the smiley indicator so we know to re-wet it. To give you an idea, it is still damp after 40 minutes in 90F+ temps. I can’t wait to test it on longer walks.
Best Cooling Dog Bed
Finally found a bed
Our older dog has joint issues due to weight and age, but will not sleep on any bed. I bought this dog bed and she sleeps on it every night. It is cooling and so comfortable. Thank you!! She loves it !!
The new AWSOME bed
I got this bed in a XL thinking most large beds don't measure up. Well my German Shepherd has lots of room. She loves it.
She likes it
I like it because I can wash the cover. Chewy is always fast and easy for me. It seems hard but the dog sleeps on it so its perfect for her
Best Elevated Dog Bed
Thena loves her new bed
I bought the large red, and my dog loves it! She loves laying on it in the yard and just watching the birds and sniffing the air. It's also light and easy to move and put together but sturdy at the same time. We plan on bringing it for camping and cookouts and such at parks, and I think it's gonna hold up well.
so far, so good
Can't speak to longevity because I've only had it for about 2 weeks, but was easy to put together and fits my two large (57ish) pound dogs and even the 7 pound cat has availed himself of it. The green is beautiful. It's light enough to move around to different areas of my deck/yard.
my dogs love this
Very sturdy, assembly takes 5 minutes, no tool required. Easy to sweep off or hose down. We have four in our fenced yard,
Best Dog Pool
I got this to use for my ducks as a indoor pen and eventually an outdoor pool when they move outside as their current pool while being a decent size doesn’t have a drain I must say this is really easy to set up and a great size too
Pool German shepherds
My two 90 pound German shepherds love the pool. The drain plug drains most of the water but not all of it. Great product tho. Dogs are happy with it!
I love my new Pool
I was hoping that my mom would get me a pool because it has been really hot this summer and I wanted to lounge out in my yard, and snack on some doggie treats and enjoy the sunshine. Well she did, and I had a great time in my beautiful Flamingo pool. We got all of the attention of our doggie neighbors, and next weekend we are going to have a doggie pool party. I love my mom and my new Pool. Love Scooter
Best Dog Water Bottle
best I've found!!
I've tried a few products to give my dog water on walks/hikes, and never thought they worked great. Then I found this Kong H2O, and it's the best!! The clever design of the drinking receptacle being built onto the lid works well, the shape of the receptacle is really easy for my old lab to drink from, and on a long walk, if he doesn't finish the water in receptacle, I can just pour it back into the bottle rather than wasting it. Highly recommend!
I love it!
I'm a Cockapoo, 6 months old. Love having water along on outings with my fur mom, especially cold water -- Yum! Got to have a cold drink every day for the last two weeks and the water bottle is doing just fine. Mom put a strap thru place where clip was attached so she can carry it over her shoulder. Much easier to manage. When I'm a bit older maybe I can carry it . . . ?
Works really well. Designed well, keeps water cool and pup happy on long walks. The one drawback is the carabineer is a little cheap, but easily replaceable. Other than that great product!
Best Dog Water Bowl
Very nice bowl
Ordered 2 of these for my daughter's dog, they are great quality and perfect size for a medium size pup (35-40 lbs). Love the non-skid feature and cleaning is a breeze!
I bought these as my doxie pup turned 1, and decided to upgrade his puppy bowls to his final big boy bowls. Hopefully he’ll have them for the majority of his life. They are on the larger side compared to a doxie, but I appreciate it especially for holding a good amount of water. They are beautiful, simple and very shiny. They fit my aesthetic very nicely, and they are easy to clean. I also bought a nice rounded mat to put under them as well. Would definitely recommend!
Great quality bowl!
Bowl is high quality ( I think you could throw it and it wouldn't dent!). It's also BIG, perfect for a bigger dog (we have a pit bull), or it you just want to have a bigger bowl for food/water. It's also sturdy so he can't knock it around as easily as his other bowl
Best Dog Water Fountain
I have purchased several of these through the years. Moves, multiple level homes, this is the go-to. As far as cleaning the reservoir, a little crushed ice, dish detergent, water, and some shaking it around, followed by hot water rinsing, does a great job. My flat faced, heavy drinkers rely on these for clean water. Nothing is perfect, but for me and mine, these come the closest.
My dog loves it! Easy to use ....
I love this water fountain! Keeps my dogs water fresh. Comes already assembled. Easy to take apart and put back together again. I suggest you do that before first use. Taske it apart, wash all thae part real good because the item has been in a box for awhile! Onlymistake I made when I first started it is that I failed to fill the center section that has the filter in it BEFORE starting the motor. I guess I did not read the directions clearly enough! If you see where the water comes out, there is a filter inside the unit right there and that entire section is full of water. You must be sure and fill it before starting the unit. My dog...
Gets the cat to drink
This is our third Drinkwell, in about 12 years. We let the motor run dry on the first one. The second had the plastic deteriorate after about 5 years of 24/7 use, and we couldn't get it clean. Our cat perked up when we assembled the new fountain, and immediately started to drink.
Best Frozen Treat for Dogs
I love the packaging. It came with instructions. I haven't given it to my do because it's not his birthday yet We will hope he likes it.
Peanut butter perfection
My pug loved this ice cream. I have also been putting it in her food because she enjoys it so much. I would even buy this not on her birthday as a treat.
Pooch Peanut butter creamery
this is so cool that my parents got me my own cake and ice cream and i really did not have to share it or eat left overs. I was excited to celebrate my birthday for 3 days - wow. Must tell my folks to get me more of my ice cream...love it
Stocking up on these summer essentials will go a long way in keeping your dog cool and comfy all season long. But remember, even with these cooling products, prolonged exposure to hot weather can lead to your dog overheating and even heat stroke. Learn more about heat stroke in dogs and what the signs look like.