Dogs don’t sweat like humans do; the primary way they get rid of heat is by panting. And since they can’t tell you when they’re overheating, it’s important to keep a close eye on them during the summer to make sure they stay cool. In addition to providing them with plenty of cool water, a dog cooling collar can also help.
At first glance, the K9 Chill Dog Cooling collar looks like a dog bandana. But it’s a piece of lightweight fabric that you soak in cold water and place around your pup’s neck. It helps keep them cool, reduces heat stress, and fights fatigue. It even has a built-in leash hole so they can easily wear it on the go.
This dog cooling collar is designed for large and extra-large dog breeds ranging from 20-30 inches. There’s also a smaller version for small and medium dogs ranging 8-20 inches.
Amazon user audioguy1 has a German Shepherd who suffers from laryngeal paralysis, which makes it difficult for her to take deep breaths. He got her a cooling collar to help her pant less and says it’s “amazingly effective.”
“Today was the first warm day of spring and I tried the K9 Chill Dog collar on her. Instant relief!” audioguy1 wrote in a 5-star Amazon review of the product. “She seems a lot brighter and more chipper and is definitely panting way less.”
Amazon reviewers note that you’ll have to re-soak the collar in cold water every few hours. But the consensus is that it’s a small price to pay for a product that keeps your pup cool on a hot day.