Dogs do not sweat. They cool themselves by panting. They will seek a cool spot to lie in or make their own by digging a resting spot in the shade. Cooling dog beds help dogs stay comfortable when it is hot out.
While all dogs appreciate a cooling dog bed set in a shady spot, they are critical gear for the heavy-set and/or short nosed breeds who can dangerously overheat quickly such as Pugs, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Pekingese, Japanese Chin. These breeds, and others like them, must be kept cool.
Here is a list of top-rated Cooling Dog Beds:
PRESSURE ACTIVATED COOLING DOG BEDS
These beds cool when dogs lie down on them. No water needed.
The Green Pet Shop Self Cooling Pet Pad
Non-toxic, safe around people and pets, can be folded and cleans up with a wipe down. Handy item.
The Sharper Image Pet Cooling Mat for Pets
Mat temperature stays 5-10 degrees cooler than room temperature – with no electricity or water needed. Sweet!
Jaradén Take Me Along Pet Carrier Cooler Pad
As above, non-toxic, pressure-activated – if you have a short-nosed breed these sorts of beds are a “must have” item.
ADD WATER COOLING DOG BEDS
K&H Cool Bed III Cooling Dog Bed
A favorite add-water cooling bed, has a two-year limited warranty. You can buy sheets that turn this flat bed into a bolster: Bolster Sheets for the K&H Cool Bed III Cooling Dog Bed.
CoolDog Reusable Ice Mat for Keeping Dogs Cool in Summer
This is the cover for a refreezable water-filled insert – Replacement Hot/Cold Mat for Icy Cools NeoWrap -
EXTRA AIR FLOW COOLING BEDS
Coolaroo Large Steel-Framed Pet Bed
Well-priced and incredibly popular, these beds cool by lifting your dog off the ground so there is airflow below. When grubby, just hose off. Easy.
K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Cujo Cot Black
If you need a cooling dog bed that can withstand your dog bed eating dog, this is one of your choices. Lifts up but can’t be chewed up!
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