Keep pets safe from summer heat with this $28 top-rated cooling mat

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Just when you thought it would never happen, summer has finally arrived! The days are longer, the sun is shining, and the temperature is starting to rise, meaning it’s time to think about how to safely stay cool throughout the season.

This not only applies to humans, but to our furry friends too. Since cats and dogs can easily overheat in the summer months, leading to dehydration and even death in severe cases, it’s important to provide them with access to fresh water and ways to cool down in the heat.

Along with fans and air conditioning, there are some innovative products that are making it easier than ever to ensure that our pets stay safe this summer, like this cooling mat from Wayfair.

Shop it: Archie & Oscar Halpin Dog Cooling Mat

The Halpin Dog Cooling Mat is a portable pad that ensures your furry friends have a safe place to relax in the heat. Thanks to its gel cooling system that doesn’t require any electricity or refrigeration, pets can simply lay down and the pressure from their body activates the cooling mechanism.

Customers are loving that this mat is lightweight, easy to clean, and keeps pets happy.

“Keeps cool. Foldable so it's easy to transport,” raved one reviewer. “My pup hates hot weather so this has been very helpful!”

Even cats seem to enjoy the cooling sensation of this gel mat, as one reviewer shared: “I bought two of these for my cats, while dealing with very high temps. My cats loved them and the mats really did help. I highly recommend!”

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This mat is available in four different sizes that can be tucked into existing pet beds or used on its own, so no matter how big or small your pet is they’ll stay cool and comfortable.

Shop the Halpin Dog Cooling Mat below, and take a look at these other top-rated pet products that will have you and your pet safely enjoying the warm weather.

Halpin Dog Cooling Mat

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Offer your pets a cool place to lay down at home or on the go with this best-selling cooling mat for cats & dogs.

SHOP IT: Wayfair, starting at $28

Catit Flower Fountain

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Encourage your pets to stay hydrated this summer with this fountain that filters and continuously circulates fresh water for them to drink.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $35

Petmaker Pet Pool and Bathing Tub

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Pets can splash and play in this miniature pool that collapses between uses for easy storage.

SHOP IT: Wayfair, $65 (originally $106)

Musher's Secret Pet Paw Protection Wax

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Hot sidewalks can be tough on paws, so protect them from burns with this all-natural balm.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $29

LotFancy Dog Cooling Vest

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If your dog is too active to lay down on a mat, this cooling vest moves with them to provide relief from the heat.

SHOP IT: Amazon, starting at $30

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