We all want to make sure our furry friends stay safe and comfortable during the warmer months of the year and there are some very simply ways we can do this. The key is being prepared for the weather and planning ahead.

Many dogs love to bounce around and play regardless of the weather but when the temperature rises, so do the risks of events such as heatstroke and dehydration.

Here are some products that we sell at Hope Rescue that’ll help keep your dog cool in both temperature and looks this summer…

Cooling Mat – Price ranges from £16 - £20

A clever and easy way to keep your dog cool during the warmer months. The magic behind the mat is the cooling gel embedded within that helps reduce your dog’s temperature when laid on. The mat is waterproof and can be wiped clean. 

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Cooling Coat – Price ranges from £10 - £18

A dog coat with a difference. Activated by water, this lightweight Ancol Cooling Dog Coat helps bring your dogs temperature down, helping them stay safe in the heat. Comes in a range of sizes.

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Cool Paws Toys – Only £3

A simple way to keep your dog cool and have fun. Fill the toy with water, pop it in the freezer and give to your dog for a cooler playtime. Toys available include a ring, a tyre and an ice lolly. 

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Travel Water Bottle – From Only £3.00

A bottle and bowl in one. Fill up the bottle with water, take it with you and your dog on the go, lay the bowl section flat and the water with fill the bowl ready for your dog to enjoy. Portable and leak and spillage free.

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We also have a version of this handy bottle by KONG…

KONG Dog Toy – Only £7.00

The fun never stops with this classic KONG toy. An easy way to use it to help cool your dog is to fill it with your dog’s favourite treat, pop it in the freezer and then break it out for extra enrichment during playtime.

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Splash & Sprinkle Paddling Pool 

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And for you to stay cool...

Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle – Only £12.00

With so many treats for your dog, let’s not forget how important it is for us humans to stay hydrated too. Using our Hope Rescue reusable water bottle not only means you’ll be staying hydrated and literally reducing your footprint, you’ll also be supporting the dogs in our care with every sip you take! 

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However you keep your dog looking and feeling cool this summer, always remember to have fun and if you’re worried for any reason that your dog may be showing signs of over-heating or dehydration, please contact your local vet immediately.