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When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors with your pet this summer, nothing is more important than ensuring your beloved furry baby remains cool and comfortable. The dog days of summer can get hot, causing pups big and small to easily overheat — especially if they have an extra thick coat of fur. Whether you spend your days hiking under the sun with your Aussie or chilling in your apartment with your Chihuahua, it’s a good idea to have a quick and easy way to cool down your pup if necessary.
Luckily, Bed Bath & Beyond has the answer in the form of Pawslife’s X-Large Cooling Pad. Filled with a non-toxic cooling gel, it’s an easy (and freezer-free!) way to cool down your dog in a pinch during hot summer days. The extra-large format measures a whopping 37 in. long and 31 in. wide, making it suitable for even large breeds of dogs like golden retrievers and labs.
The key to the pad’s cooling ability lies in the interior gel, which works in opposition to your pet’s body heat to quickly cool them down via one of their most effective spots, their belly. The 100% vinyl cover is stain-resistant to doggy drool and dirt and can be easily wiped clean as needed. The only stipulation: The pad is meant to be used indoors after a day out in the sun, so it’s not a good idea to place it outdoors in direct sun, where it may lose its cooling capabilities.
Fellow pet parents love how easy the pad is for pups to find and use on their own to cool down. As one happy owner writes, “I purchased one of these for our two golden retriever puppies to try out because they were always panting after their play sessions. They immediately started laying on it when I got it laid out for them & have used it regularly since. I purchased two more so I could put one downstairs [and one] in our camping. I think these will really be utilized in the summer months, I’m glad we’ll be ready!”
In addition to quickly cooling down overheating dogs, this pad is also awesome for pets with health issues, like arthritis. “I was wonderfully surprised with how nice this cooling pad is,” says another reviewer. “I bought the extra large for my 105-pound malamute labrador mix. He has a condition called GOLLP, which causes him to overheat. He loves going on the pad when he starts overheating. It’s padded which adds a little more comfort to his arthritis.”
And now for the best part: Right now, you can score this pup perk 20 percent off, making it the perfect time to invest in your dog’s health and comfort before summer kicks into high gear. Trust us, Fido will thank you.