5 ways to keep your dog cool this summer

5 ways to keep your dog cool this summer

Posted by Ruffwear on 8th Jul 2022

With a solid hot-weather strategy, you and your dog can keep exploring, even admist the sweltering days of summer. Ruffwear have put together their top essential tips for keeping your dog cool.

THIRST QUENCHING

Summer success starts carrying a bowl and plenty of water to keep your sidekick hydrated on your excursions.

EVAPORATIVE COOLING

Cooling apparel is a great way to cool down your overheating pup. Ruffwear have brought out 5 new cooling products:

When temps are high or shade is scarce, wet the cooling product to tap into its evaporative cooling tech designed to keep your dog cool. Bonus: full coverage offers shading and thermal protection rated at 50+ UPF.

PAW PROTECTING

Grip trex dog boots

Hot weather often means hot trails and pavement.  The Grip Trex™ Boots have a rugged outsole to protect paws from hot surfaces and a breathable mesh upper to keep air flowing.

DAWN (AND DUSK) PATROLLING

The Beacon dog light by Ruffwear

Alpine starts and twilight treks take advantage of the coolest parts of the days. These lower temps come with lower light, and  The Beacon™ Safety Light is a great way to boost your pup's visibility in those conditions.

SUPER SOAKING

the Float Coat by Ruffwear

As temperatures peak, sometimes your best bet is to head for the water and cool off with a splash. Engaging floating toys offer plenty of motivation to go for a swim.

ESSENTIAL COOLING GEAR:

SWAMP COOLER COOLING VEST

Swamp cooler cooling vest by Ruffwear

Designed to keep dogs cool on hot weather hikes by reflecting solar radiation and utilizing our Swamp Cooler™ tech for evaporative cooling along the back, chest, and belly.

SWAMP COOLER HARNESS

Swamp cooler cooling harness by Ruffwear

This multi-use body harness integrates Ruffwear's Swamp Cooler™ evaporative cooling tech throughout the back and supportive chest/belly panel for an all-in-one cooling solution as dogs explore in hot conditions. Includes a handle and two points of leash attachment.

SWAMP COOLER NECK GAITER

Swamp cooler Neck Gaiter by Ruffwear

A reversible, everyday cooling neck gaiter for dogs that takes the edge off when exploring in hot weather conditions. Give it a soak to tap into Ruffwear's Swamp Cooler™ tech and initiate evaporative cooling.

SWAMP COOLER ZIP VEST

Swamp cooler zip vest by Ruffwear

A formfitting, minimal approach to keeping dogs cool during fast and light, high-intensity adventures. Efficiently cools dogs with shading on the back and evaporative cooling on the chest and belly.

SWAMP COOLER CORE

Swamp cooler core by Ruffwear

Add-on for Ruffwear harnesses and packs. Uses evaporative cooling to efficiently pull heat from the dog's core, and adds support when lifting and assisting dogs.