Ethical Pet Handi Drink: Whoever thought of this deserves a medal. My friend Meaza brought it on our hiking trip for Andi and it was a lifesaver. It's just a water bottle with a folding attachment that serves as a dog bowl. It easily fits into a small hiking bag.
Cooling Dog Bed: Just look how much that dog loves that bed. I die. You don't have to fill this with water or freeze it yourself becayse it's weight activated! Awesome right?
Kool Collar: Honestly this is so basic and I'm pissed at myself for not thinking of this. It comes with a "kool tube" that you keep in the freezer, you put it into the collar, put the collar on the dog, as it melts it acts as fake sweat which cools them off.
Kiddie Pool: My golden retriever growing up LOVED this but Andi is terrified of water. You can find cheap ones at Wal-Mart but I like this one from Target because you can deflate it for easy storage.
Doggie Life Vest: Again Andi is terrified of water so this is totally unnecessary for us, but it's so stinkin adorable I had to include it. Also funny/scary story re: doggy life vests: at my friend's Memorial Day cookout a few years ago Bruce the Bulldog had had it with everyone and made a jump into the pool. Yall Bruce didn't even try, all 90 lbs of that guy sunk to the bottom like a brick. We jumped in, got him out, he threw up and was totally fine but from then on all dogs have to wear life vests when they're around the pool!
Don't forget, our pups can't sweat and the heat can be really hard on them! They shouldn't stay in the car when it's hot outside, and make sure they have plenty of water and shade if they stay outside.
Heat tires out the dogs which is the way I like Andi most:
|Can't even make it into the bed. Pathetic. And yes she sleeps in a bed for small dogs and loves it (when she can get to it)|
What are your summer puppy must-haves??