Summer guide | Best Friends Pet SuperCentre

Summer guide

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Keep hot dogs cool this summer

It can be hard on your pet when the temperature soars, which is why we’ve made this handy guide to help you protect your pet.  Want to learn more about caring for your pet?  Speak to our friendly team in store.

At home

  • We recommend at least two water bowls in summer. Dogs love fresh running water. A water fountain by Drinkwell is one of the many options
  • Add extra hydration with your dog’s mealtime by swapping some of your pet’s kibble for fresh or frozen food, like BARF
  • iPetz Cooling mats are a great way to give your dog relief during hot days and nights, perfect to cool down a hot belly
  • Check out DOOG pools that are in store now, so when it's time for a bath or a cool down, the DOOG pop up pool literally pops up and turns into a pool shape for summertim/bath fun
  • Make sure your pet’s skin and coat are fresh and clean, and there are no matts that can turn into hot spots.  Speak to our grooming team before clipping your dog’s coat - the extra fur that keeps them warm in winter may also keep them cool in summer
  • Give your dog has plenty of shade (or even better is indoors). A kennel gives shade but can be very hot without any airflow. An undercover area or tree that provides all day shade is best if they need to stay outdoors
  • Check out our range of raised beds which allow airflow under your dog’s belly to keep them cool
  • See our range of United Pets cool pops, which can be frozen and left out for your dog as a cooler way to play
  • Don’t forget to protect your pet from ticks with our range of parasite protection

Outdoors

  • Don’t forget your car harness for road safety 
  • Dogs need sunscreen too! Available in wipes and a roll on, like Petkin Doggy Sun Wipes
  • Portable water bowl (ensure your dog isn’t left parched)
  • Check out the latest in summer fashion and style your dog in the latest denim range by EzyDog 
  • Healthy treats without too much salt to avoid dehydration, see our Training Treats section for small, tasty treats perfect for rewarding good behaviour
  • Near water? Check out our range of life jackets, and rash vests with SPF protection by EzyDog
  • We have a great new range of toys for water play, like the ROGZ lighthouse float toy, and DOOG seals that are designed to float up-right in water
  • Collapsible travel crate for extended trips
  • Use pet-friendly insect repellent to keep them comfortable in the heat, like Muscaban

See our range of summer accessories for dogs