Keeping Your Canine Cool

Keeping Your Canine Cool

Keeping Your Canine Cool

As summer temperatures rise, our furry friends face the same challenges with heat that we do. Dogs are particularly susceptible to heat due to their thick fur coats and limited ability to sweat. Ensuring your dog stays cool and comfortable is crucial for their health and happiness during the hot months. Slickers Doghouse offers a variety of innovative products designed to help your canine companion beat the heat. Here are some must-have items that can make a significant difference toward keeping your canine cool this summer.


Cooling Mats

One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your dog cool is by providing them with a cooling mat. These mats are typically filled with a cooling gel or water, which absorbs and dissipates heat from your dog's body. Slickers Doghouse offers a range of cooling mats in different sizes to accommodate all breeds.


  • Immediate Cooling Effect: Cooling mats provide instant relief from the heat as soon as your dog lies down on them.
  • Portable: Lightweight and easy to move, these mats can be used indoors or outdoors.
  • No Refrigeration Needed: Most cooling mats re-cool automatically, making them a hassle-free option.

Top Pick: Scruffs Cool Mat is a popular choice. It's durable, easy to clean, and provides a consistent cooling effect without the need for refrigeration.


Cooling Coats

For dogs who enjoy outdoor activities even during the hottest days, a cooling coat can be a lifesaver. These coats work by reflecting sunlight and evaporating water to lower your dog's body temperature.


  • Sun Protection: Cooling coats often come with UV protection, shielding your dog from harmful rays.
  • Extended Cooling: Soak the coat in water, wring it out, and put it on your dog. As the water evaporates, it takes heat away from your dog's body.
  • Comfortable Fit: Designed to be lightweight and breathable, ensuring your dog remains comfortable while staying cool.

Top Pick: The Ruff and Tumble Cool Coat is a standout product available at Slickers Doghouse. It's designed for active dogs and provides long-lasting cooling through evaporative technology.


Dog Sunscreen

Just like humans, dogs can get sunburned, especially those with short hair, light-coloured fur, or exposed skin. Applying dog-specific sunscreen can prevent painful burns and long-term skin damage.


  • Protection for Sensitive Areas: Ideal for areas like the nose, ears and belly, which are more prone to sunburn.
  • Non-Toxic Formulas: Dog sunscreens are made to be safe if licked or ingested, which is important since dogs often groom themselves.
  • Water-Resistant: Many dog sunscreens are formulated to stay effective even after swimming or sweating.

Top Pick: The Warren London Dog Sunscreen is highly recommended. It's easy to apply and provides broad-spectrum protection, ensuring your dog's skin stays safe under the sun.


Cooling Bandanas

Cooling bandanas are a stylish and practical way to help your dog stay cool. They are designed to be soaked in water and worn around your dog's neck, providing a refreshing sensation as the water evaporates.


  • Easy to Use: Simply soak, wring out, and tie around your dog's neck.
  • Comfortable and Lightweight: These bandanas are made from soft, breathable materials.
  • Fashionable: Available in various colours and patterns, they add a fun element to your dog's summer wardrobe.

Top Pick: The AFP Chill Out Bandana is a great option available at Slickers Doghouse. It features a special cooling technology that keeps the bandana cool for longer periods.


Hydration Solutions

Staying hydrated is crucial for dogs, especially during the summer. Slickers Doghouse offers several products to ensure your dog always has access to fresh water.

Portable Water Bottles and Bowls:

  • Convenient: Perfect for walks, hikes, or trips to the park.
  • No Spills: Designed to prevent spills and leaks, making them easy to carry in bags or backpacks.
  • Easy to Use: Simple mechanisms to release water directly into a built-in bowl.

Top Pick: The Beco Collapsible Water Bowl is a practical and efficient solution for keeping your dog hydrated on the go.


Cooling Water Bowls:

  • Keeps Water Cool: Some bowls are designed to keep water cooler for longer periods, encouraging your dog to drink more.
  • Durable: Made from robust materials to withstand outdoor conditions.

Top Pick: The Drive Takeaway Water Bowl provides a continuous flow of cool, filtered water, ensuring your dog always has access to refreshing hydration.


Cooling Boots:

  • Insulated: Designed to keep paws cool on hot surfaces.
  • Comfortable: Made with soft, flexible materials that don’t restrict movement.

Top Pick: The Grip Trex Dog Boots are ideal for protecting your dog's paws from hot pavement and rough terrain.


Cooling Toys

Interactive cooling toys can provide both mental stimulation and physical relief from the heat. These toys can be filled with water and frozen, giving your dog a fun way to cool down.


  • Engaging: Keeps your dog entertained and cool at the same time.
  • Durable: Made from tough, chew-resistant materials.
  • Multi-Functional: Can be used for play and as a cooling aid.

Top Pick: The KONG Extreme is versatile and can be filled with water or your dog's favourite treats and then frozen for a refreshing challenge.



Keeping your dog cool and comfortable during the summer is essential for their health and well-being. Slickers Doghouse offers a wide range of products designed to help your canine companion beat the heat. From cooling mats and coats to sunscreens and hydration solutions, these products ensure your dog can enjoy the summer safely. Visit Slickers Doghouse to explore these fantastic options and make this summer the coolest one yet for your furry friend.

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