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5 summer toys to keep your cool doggo even cooler

Your pup will never be hot thanks to these.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Aug 3, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 9:45 pm CDT

Enduring rising temperatures is a drag, especially for dogs. Your precious pup will have it made in the shade with these five summer dog toys.

1) Portable pool travels better than a toy Chihuahua

Nothing beats the heat like a dip in the pool. Extra tough PVC material ensures your raucous dog won’t destroy it. Fills up as easy as it drains, and even doubles as a bathtub for smelly puppers.

Price on Amazon: $69.99 (regularly $119.99)

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2) Toss around the pigskin with your dog while swimming

Nerf doesn’t just make soft sports balls for humans. This football is shaped perfectly for tossing around while swimming or hanging out with your dog. It floats in water and is easily clutched in both human hands and animal teeth.

Price on Amazon: $9.99

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3) Refresh your pupper with a cool drink dispenser

Don’t pack another water bottle or clunky bowl to keep your dog hydrated. This water dispenser comes with a 20 oz. water bottle you and your pet share. Don’t worry about dog germs, Gulpy has you covered. The bottle attaches easily to a dispenser for Spot, Fido or even Professor Bonesworth to lick up refreshing water.

Price on Amazon: $9.75 (regularly $14.99)

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4) Ice pop toy for your nice pup joy

Dogs shouldn’t be given ice cream, but it doesn’t mean all frozen treats should be off limits. These ice cream chew toys fill with water, freeze and let your doggo cool down with every gnaw. They are available in six different colors and shapes, too!

Price on Amazon: $9.29 (regularly $19.99)

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5) Let your dog swim with peace of mind (while passing as a mermaid)

Whether you’re wading in a river or cruising in the ocean, keeping your dog safe is paramount. HeroDog life jackets come in sizes for all dogs and attach easily to leashes. Best of all, they’ll trick onlookers into thinking your pup is a mythical mermaid (comes in shark shapes too).

Price on Amazon: $20.89

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*First Published: Aug 3, 2017, 1:44 pm CDT