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10 coolest summer duds for dogs

Darcy Matheson Jul 29, 2016 4:02 am

Planning an outdoor adventure with your pooch this summer? Whether you’re lounging by the pool, taking a road trip or hiking to your favourite lake, there are all kinds of cool summer looks for Fido.

Here are the 10 coolest hot weather duds you can put on your dog this summer.

Keep it cool

Miss B the terrier wears a Barking Babies cooling bandana.

Miss B the terrier wears a Barking Babies cooling bandana (CTV).

Plunge this ChillyNexx bandana into cold water, and it’ll stay cool for up to six hours.

Made with non-toxic absorbing crystals, this wrapped accessory helps draw out body heat — and is perfect during the dogs days of summer. Reusable 30 times, and made in Canada.

Trail booties

Does your pup have sensitive feet?  Hate walking in the rain? Top Paw hiking booties are adjustable and have a non-slip design and velcro clasps. Plus they’re waterproof and have a reflective band.

Float on

Oscar the terrier mutt models the Top Paw life jacket from PetSmart.

Oscar the terrier mutt models the Top Paw life jacket from PetSmart (CTV).

Denser breeds like Pugs can have a tough time staying afloat. Keep your four-legged friend safe on your next boating trip with this shark-fin PetSmart lifejacket. Comes in five sizes to fit dogs up to 100 pounds. It’s also got a safety handle on top to help them out of the water if they fall in.

iCool shirt

Robin modelling the iCool vest.

Robin modelling the iCool vest on CTV Morning Live (CTV)

One of the biggest sellers of the summer, this water-cooled t-shirt from Barking Babies uses revolutionary technology that feels dry to the touch — and keeps your pup cool on the hottest of days. Simply wet the shirt and add cold water to rejuvenate. Machine-washable, and has a leash hole on the back.


Rocking the Doggles (Barking Babies)

Rocking the Doggles (Barking Babies)

Sport goggles for dogs! These Doggles are perfect for pooches that love hanging their head out of the car, ride in motorcycle sidecars, or just have light sensitivity. These offer 100 per cent UV protection and fit dogs up to 100 pounds.

Secret Life of Pets gear

Max the Sausage Secret Life of Pets shirt (PetSmart).

Max the Sausage Secret Life of Pets shirt (PetSmart)

PetSmart has teamed up with Illumination Studios to create a ton of cool gear for the hottest pet movie of the summer, Secret Life of Pets. There are great t-shirts and tanks for dogs based on the characters, as well as leashes, collars, beds and toys — based on each of the characters.

Itsy bitsy bikini

Courtesy Barking Babies.

Courtesy Barking Babies.

What trip to the beach would be complete without an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini? This retro bikini from Barking Babies fits dogs from 1 pound to 23.

Surf’s up

Rocking the tropical (Barking Babies)

Rocking the tropical (Instagram/Barking Babies)

Feel like you’re on a tropical vacation with this cruisewear inspired shirt and shorts set from Barking Babies. It’s 100 per cent cotton so your pup won’t overheat.

Everything is illuminated

Dougall the rescue dog wears the LED light-up harness.

Dougall the rescue dog wears the LED light-up harness (CTV/Darcy Matheson)

This light up harness from PetSmart is guaranteed to last 100,000 hours, is adjustable and water resistant. The sewn in LED tube is lightweight and shines bright, so you’ll never lose your pup outside.

Sitting pretty

iCool pet mat from Barking Babies. (Barking Babies)

iCool pet mat from Barking Babies. (Barking Babies)

Whether you’re hitting the patio, the beach, or heading out on a road trip, this iCool pet mat provides a portable chill.  The mat starts working as soon as your pet lies on it and stays cool for three to four hours. No electricity or refrigeration required, and folds for easy storage.

Darcy Matheson
Daily Hive's animal columnist, Darcy is a TV producer, pet blogger and author of "Greening Your Pet Care." She has two wee terriers, Murphy Brown and Seymour.

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