Doggy paddle! New cool accessories help pets stay well during heatwave – including a paddling pool

Help furry friends beat the heat

Imagine wearing a fur coat during the current sizzling temperatures?! With that image in our heads, we're looking for ways to keep beloved pooches cool.

Well Pets at Home has our four-legged friends needs covered with a range of summer accessories, all designed to keep pets safe in the summer sunshine. Including a dedicated doggy paddling pool, sun shade, cooling vests and even sun lotion. The new Pets at Home cooling range is available in stores and online now.

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And what’s more, from Friday 7th August until Thursday 13th August, products in the cooling range will be included in a 25 per cent off promotion.

Let's help our pets stay cool in style this summer...

Pets at Home cooling product range

dogs in garden with pet toys

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Cool and the gang! This looks like a garden party we all want n invite to this summer.

'With foreign holidays seeming a long way off for many, we’re turning to our gardens this summer and getting out and about with our pets in the sunshine' explains Claire Gavin from Pets at Home. 'But just as the sun can be damaging to our skin, it poses a risk for the health of our pets too.'

'We know that keeping pets cool during the summer months can be a challenge, so our new range has been created with the health, welfare and safety needs of our pets top of mind. Whilst ensuring they can keep cool and have fun in the sun too.'

Dog paddling pool

dog standing in blue padding pool

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Not just for the kids...give. your pooch their own pool to splash about to cool off. The durable pool has been designed to withstand even the most excitable pup. It featuring a mesh pocket and convenient leash retainer, and pops up and down in seconds for ease.

Buy now: Cool Club Dog Paddling Pool, from £18, Pets at Home

Cooling vest for dogs

dog wearing ice blue dog vest in garden

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This cooling vest will help keep your pooch cool for up to 6 hours. It also helps to protect them against UV and heat-related illness.

Buy now: Elastofit Ice Blue Dog Vest, S– XXL  from £9.75, Pets at Home

UV Sun shade for pets

dog seating under sun shelter in garden

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Throw some shade, in a good sense. The pop up shade tent provides pups with a shady spot to rest from the heat. In stores only, was £18 now £13.50.

Sunscreen for dogs

dog sunscreen sunmist spray

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Buy now: Petkin Doggy Sunmist Spray SPF15, £4.50, Pets at Home

The experts at Pets at Home offer the following tips to aid with your pets welfare during the heat.

Ways to help your dog stay cool during the summer

1.Never leave them in the car alone

It's a no no. Even in shade or with the window open.

2. Take water  on the go

If you're heading out and about take water and a bowl with you if you're going on a long walk.

3. Avoid the hottest parts of the day

Same as is recommended for humans, avoid strenuous walks and exercise during the hottest part of the day.

4. Stick to shaded areas

When venturing out stick to paths or parks where you know there's shade.

5. Never leave your dog in a warm room

Think about them when you're out. Never leave them in hot rooms such as a conservatory when you go out. Ensure your pet always has an option of somewhere cool to go.

6. Give them a groom

Give long-haired or fluffy dogs a summertime groom

7. Use aids and sunscreen

Use cooling aids or toys, and protect your dog with dog-friendly sunscreen

Drink dispenser

blue dog water bottle in garden

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If taking drink out with you, these handy new dispensers are invaluable. You can pop them in the fridge or even freezer before you leave the house, to ensure the water is perfectly cooled.

Buy now: Cool Club Prism Travel Dog Water Bottle, £2.25, Pets at Home`

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This range helps the whole family to live their best life in the sunshine.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.