Dogs have very few sweat glands, so heat stroke is a big concern for dog owners during the summer. Cooling dog beds and kiddie pools are excellent ways to keep your furry friends comfy as temperatures rise, but they’re not especially convenient if you have to take Fido with you somewhere for an extended period of time. In this scenario, a cooling dog collar, like this one K9 Chill ($13.83, Amazon), is a great option.
All you have to do is wet the K9 Chill collar with cold water and then place it around your dog’s neck. It’s made of a stretchy, breathable material that’s both lightweight and cooling. Not only does it provide your pup with chilly relief, it also absorbs excess heat from the body to cool him from the inside out.
“Wow! We live in Arizona and this thing STAYS cool in the 115 degree weather (at night, obviously we are not taking them out during the day here). Our dog was fetching and after running for about 30 minutes we felt it and it was still cool!” one Amazon buyer wrote.
But the K9 Chill cooling dog collar isn’t just for when it’s hot outside. “My 12 1/2 year old German Shepherd was recently diagnosed as suffering from laryngeal paralysis [a common condition that develops in older dogs involving the loss of larynx causing trouble breathing] and in recent weeks has started panting heavily even on relatively cool days. Today was the first warm day of the spring and I tried the K9 Chill Dog collar on her. Instant relief! She seems a lot brighter and more chipper and is definitely panting way less. Even though it has to be wet down with cold water every couple of hours or so, it’s incredibly effective! If you have a dog that overheats easily or has breathing difficulties, I highly recommend this!”
Dogs deserve to enjoy all summer has to offer — and now they can with a cooling dog collar. And don’t forget to bring a portable water bowl ($9.99, Amazon) just in case!
Where to buy K9 Chill Collar: $13.83, Amazon
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