June 27, 2018

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 2018 that will actively help keep them cool when temperatures rise. 

Cooling Coats for Dogs

From coats to cooling mats these are Barks & Bunnies top products to help keep your dogs cool.

Ruffwear Swamp Cooler - Cooling Dog Coat

Ruffwear Swamp Cooler Cooling Coat - Buy Here

First up is the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler, offering UPF50+ rated fabrics this is the ultimate in all dog cooling coats with a 3 layer evaporative cooling system to provide 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.

Ruffwear Jet Stream Cooling Vest

The Ruffwear Jet Stream Cooling Vest has an athletic cut to provide maximum cooling for your dog during fast, high-intensity adventures.


Ruffwear Jet Stream Cooling Vest - Buy Here

Providing your dog with an athletic streamlined fit the Jet Stream Cooling Vest is a high-performance dog cooling coat with UPF+50 fabrics and minimal wind resistance so your dog can still enjoy being active.

Using the same triple evaporative cooling as the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler it's a great option for dogs wanting a lightweight cooling vest and available in two colours - Blue Lagoon & Salamander Orange.

Alternative Cooling Clothing for Dogs

Why limit yourself to the traditional cooling coat.... 

Dog Buffs

A growing number of dog owners are using their buff neckwear to help create a cooling effect for their dogs by soaking it in water before placing it on their dog. These doggy special Buffs are the same as traditional Adult Buff Headwear but specifically tailored for dogs.

View all Buffs Here

Available in multiple designs and sizes we think this is a great alternative idea for keeping your dogs cool this summer.

Cooling Mats/Cooling Pods for Dogs & Rabbits

Cooling mats are great! The easy portability of them can't be denied along with the simplicity of use, just pop them in your car, a rabbit hutch, on your lounge floor, out in the garden, the uses really are limitless. 

Henry Wag Cooling Mat 

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. 


Henry Way Pet Cool Mat - Buy Here

Available in four sizes for even the largest and smallest dogs as well as all other pets this cooling mat is a real must when the temperatures soar.

Puncture resistant and filled with a non-toxic filling the Henry Wag Mat will become a vital part of your pets summer essentials, we even have our own one to sit on ourselves!

Hydration for Dogs & Rabbits

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.

Bamboo Silicone Travel Bowl

After much consideration we think this is one of our favourite travel bowls for dogs that we have ever found!

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 and it's so user-friendly too that it makes using it a pleasure. 

Bamboo Silicone Travel Bowl - Buy Here 

Our favourite feature is the solid top ring which makes it easy to compress after use and storage is straight forward as it remains rigid being ideal for bags, pockets etc.

SnuggleSafe Insulated Water Bottle

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.

Snugglesafe Insulated Water Bottle - Buy Here

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.

Frozen Cooling Treats for Dogs

Why not try making your dog a frozen 'lolly' to help them cool down.

Zogoflex Toppl Interactive Dog Toy

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. 

Zogoflex Toppl Interactive Dog Toy - Buy Here

Your dog will love this cooling ice lolly and it should keep them busy for a few hours too!

Other products to help your pets enjoy summer

Keep an eye on the Barks & Bunnies blog for other top picks for Summer 2018 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 2018, browse the website for even more.

View the complete Barks & Bunnies Summer Pet Collection Here