9 gadgets you need to keep your pet cool this summer

Look after your furry friends in the heat with these clever cooling products

How to keep your pets cool
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It’s the second week of T3’s Keeping Cool Month, and despite July looking like it’s going to be cold and rainy, the summer promises plenty of heatwaves and sunny days to come. With this in mind, it’s important to not only keep yourself cool and protected in the heat but your pets, too.

As dogs, cats, rabbits and even hamsters have thick layers of fur, it can be hard for them to cope in the heat. Excessive panting, rapid breathing, hot paws and laziness are all signs that your pet is overheating, and if overlooked, these symptoms can lead to your pet collapsing.

While us humans tend to shelter inside in front of the best fans when it gets too hot, pets need a bit more guidance and assistance, especially if they like to sunbathe. To help you look after your furry friends this summer, here are 9 products you need to keep them cool in the heat.

Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Home Editor

Beth is Home Editor for T3, looking after style, living and wellness. From the comfiest mattresses to what strange things you can cook in an air fryer, Beth covers sleep, yoga, smart home, coffee machines, grooming tools, fragrances, gardening and much more. If it's something that goes in your house, chances are Beth knows about it and has the latest reviews and recommendations! She's also in the know about the latest deals and discount codes from top brands and retailers.


Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory, TechRadar, CreativeBloq and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting craft projects that will probably end in disaster!