Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer

by Liz Heather in


Do you have any idea how important it is to make sure your pet doesn't sweat to death this summer? I don't want to lecture you here, but please take some kind of precautions here, people. A vet once told me that taking a dog for a walk on a crazy hot day is the equivalent of a human walking around barefoot on piping hot sidewalks - and expecting that to be normal. So the best times to walk them in the summer? When the sidewalks are coolest - mornings and evenings.

And maybe these products below are unnecessary, but I love that they exist. 

 Self Cooling Pet Pad, available in different sizes on Amazon

Self Cooling Pet Pad, available in different sizes on Amazon

Look at how cool that dog looks! I've bought this dog mat and it does actually stay pretty cool. The problem is trying to get a dog ON it. The box doesn't tell you how difficult that part is. Also, the fact that is looks like a pee pad doesn't help things along here.

 The Frobo, keeps a water dish cold for an extended period

The Frobo, keeps a water dish cold for an extended period

Now... will I buy the Frobo? I really want to. But I think I sort of have a problem with buying smaller-scale-luxurious items. So maybe I'll ask for one for Christmas.

Keep those bitches safe this summer, please!