When it comes to summer your dogs, rabbits and other small animals will have different needs to any other time of year.
You will need to find ways to help keep your rabbits and dogs cool and providing a constant fresh water supply is essential to their health when temperatures soar.
So here are just a few of our Best Cooling Pet Products for 2017 that will actively help keep them cool when temperatures rise.
From coats to cooling mats these are Barks & Bunnies top products to help keep your dogs cool.
First up is the NEW Ruffwear Swamp Cooler. Redesigned for 2017 this is the ultimate in all dog cooling coats with a 3 layer evaporative cooling system to provide your dogs with the maximum relief from the heat.
Another reason we love it? The handy addition of a harness hole located on the back of the coat means your dogs lead can be attached as normal.
The Ruffwear Jet Stream Cooling Vest has an athletic cut to provide maximum cooling for your dog during fast, high-intensity adventures.
The zipped side closure provides serious high performance and minimal wind resistance while the light colours help reflect the suns heat.
Using the same evaporative cooling as the Swamp Cooler this is a high performance fit for active adventures with your dog in hot weather available in two colours - Blue Lagoon & Salamander Orange.
Why limit yourself to the traditional cooling coat....
While we haven't tried it ourselves (yet) we know that dog owners often soak their dogs Buff Neckwear in water before placing it onto their dog to create a cooling effect. These doggy special Buffs are the same as traditional Adult Buff Headwear but specifically tailored for dogs.
Available in multiple designs and sizes we think this is a great alternative idea for keeping your dogs cool this summer.
Cooling mats and pods are great! The easy portability of them can't be denied, pop them in your car, a rabbit hutch, on your lounge floor, out in the garden, the uses are limitless.
The Henry Wag Cooling Mat is a pet cool mat with an innovative gel that helps to keep your dog and other pets cool by drawing heat away from their body.
Available in four sizes for even the largest and smallest dogs this cooling mat is a real must when the temperatures soar.
As it's a pet cooling mat it's suitable for a number of different pets from dogs to cats and of course.... rabbits! It isn't chew proof, or scratch proof BUT treated well it will become a vital part of your pets summer essentials.
Not only must we provide our little ones with good ventilation and plenty of shade but for times when you just need a little extra help the Snugglesafe CoolPod is a top of our list.
We think this one is best suited to smaller animals because of it's size so perfect for rabbits. As soon as your rabbit rests on it the cooling process is triggered.
There are no wires, no electricity and the SnuggleSafe CoolPod is also bite resistant and non-toxic.
Water is essential to us all whether human, dog or rabbit. There are endless different options when it comes to portable bowls but here is just one suggestion, and a unique product to help keep your rabbit's water cool too.
You can view all our travel bowls by clicking here and see our top pick below.
After much consideration we think this is one of our favourite travel bowls for dogs of all time!
The Bamboo Silicone Travel Bowl is made of durable, PVC and BPA free non-porous materials, so you can be safe in the knowledge they are safe for your dog.
The best feature is the solid top ring which makes it super easy to compress and store as it remains rigid - ideal for bags, pockets etc.
We love this because it's a great product all year round.
The SnuggleSafe Insulated Water Bottle keeps your rabbit's and other small animals water cool during hot weather and helps prevent it freezing when the temperature gets chilly.
There is even a clever little window in the jacket so you can keep an eye on the water levels in the bottle to make sure your little ones stay hydrated.
Why not try making your dog a frozen 'lolly' to help them cool down.
This extra tough dog toy makes a superb interactive treat. Stuff it with soaked kibble or make a special doggy recipe using your pet's favourite foods and then pop it in the freezer.
Your dog will love this cooling ice lolly and it should keep them busy for a few hours too!
Keep an eye on the Barks & Bunnies blog for other top picks for Summer 2017 that your pets will love - coming soon!
You can view the complete Summer Collection by clicking the link below, it's just a few of our hottest picks of pet products for Summer 2017, browse the website for even more.
Some of you may already know that Barks & Bunnies was originally a business specifically making handmade dog treats. We were inspired by our own Golden Retriever Albie who suffers from Colitis, a very difficult condition to live with, and I should know because I have it too - well the human version anyway!