Heatwave UK is here, and we're so ready for it. But the question is: are your pets? We love them (sometimes a little too much, even when they chew our favourite shoes), but they can't tell us when they're too hot. Which is why we've rounded up these pet cooling buys, so you can enjoy your weekend in the garden worry-free, knowing your pet is dealing with the heat just fine.
From cooling pads to a doggie paddling pool (yes, that's a thing, as you can see), a cage fan for rabbits and a pet camera if you've a busy weekend planned and need to leave the pooch at home, there's something for all types of owners on all types of budgets.
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Pecute Paddling Pool for Pets & Kids | Was £19.99 now £17.99 (opens in new tab)
A pet paddling pool: because who says dogs can't have fun too? Made from a non-toxic premium PVC material, this pool is scratch proof! It's easy to set up and store away thanks to its handy storage bag, and it also has a one year warranty.
Petkin SPF15 Sunscreen Spray | Was £7.35 now £6 (opens in new tab)
Sunscreen specifically made for dogs? Sounds good to us. It's factor 15, works well on dogs with thicker coats and the smell resembles human sun cream. This way we can keep our nice Hawaiian Tropic for ourselves. Winning!
Mega_Jumble Self Cooling Gel Mat | Was £14.99 now £6.53 (opens in new tab)
Grab a pet cooling mat to lower the temperature of your furry friend with ease this weekend. It requires no water, no electricity and it's safe and non-toxic. What's more? It's activated by weight or pressure so it won't waste time working while your pet is having a wander in the garden.
Pet Mate Drinking Water Fountain | Was £37.95 now £24.99 (opens in new tab)
This pet drinking fountain isn't just for cats (there's a dog one available too), but you could use it for any small animal to keep them hydrated. It has a two litre capacity, a three year guarantee and it won't keep you up all night as it's very quiet when on.
Wireless Home Security Camera | Was £39.99 now £29.99 (opens in new tab)
Although this smart camera isn't made specifically for pets, it does the job pretty well at a decent price. It has a built in microphone and speaker so you can chat to your pet while not at home, and it's Alexa compatible. It syncs with your smartphone to update you on motion throughout your day so you know what your pet is doing, wherever you are in the world. See more of the best pet cameras 2019 (opens in new tab) in our guide.
After more pet products? Here are our faves...
- Everything Summer Camp Dog Bed with shade (opens in new tab) (above) – this way your dog can lay outside and in the shade!
- Scratch and Newton Ice pad for rabbits (opens in new tab) (and small animals); keep them cool with ease
- LazyBones Keep Cool Fan (opens in new tab) – pop it near your pet or in their cage for a constant air flow!
- Furbo Dog Camera (opens in new tab) – the best pet camera you can buy! It even dispenses treats...