Summer has well and truly landed in the UK - as temperatures continue to soar during the heatwave. Although this might mean bliss for you and your upcoming garden parties, al fresco meals and summer evening soirées, your dog might not be too pleased about the scorching weather.
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Heatstroke in dogs is actually pretty common - with the RSPCA once receiving 330 calls in three months on the issue of people leaving dogs in hot cars. Protect your pooch from heatstroke with a cooling paddling pool so they can escape the heat and cool their paws when they start to feel like a hot dog.
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Best dog paddling pools
Dog paddling pool with the best reviews
Yaheetech Foldable Pet Pool, £52.69, Amazon
This foldable pet paddling pool is available on Amazon for less than £60 and it boasts over 1,600 five-star ratings. Versatile and durable, this pet-friendly pool comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate different breeds, and it even comes with a scratch-free surface and a complimentary soft-bristle brush to truly pamper your pooch. You'll also receive four extra PVC covers in case of accidental damage. Portable and affordable? Sign us up.
"Product has just arrived this afternoon and it's 24 degrees outside! My 10-month labrador loves it", wrote one happy customer, whilst another wrote: "Easy to set up, you just unfold it and fill it with water and it's very sturdy so will stay up even with the most excitable of dogs."
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Best dog paddling small for small dogs
PawHut small dog pool, was £32.99, now £26.99, Robert Dyas
This small paddling pool is the perfect size for smaller dogs - and the design is collapsible so there's no need to inflate. Designed with a thick compression wooden board, the pool is slip-resistant and would also make the ultimate playpen for your excitable four-legged friend.
Best paddling pool for big dogs
Extra large dog swimming pool, £46.89, Amazon
The extra-large size of the folding pool makes it perfect for larger dogs, with a sturdy design to prevent punctures caused by your dog's claws.
The pool has received positive reviews on Amazon, with one satisfied customer writing: “We needed a sturdy Labrador-proof paddling pool that will withstand the digging and biting of an overzealous dog. So far it has hit the spot, he loves it, he has been digging and it hasn’t punctured the floor, stands up rigidly and is easy to drain”.
Best foldable dog paddling pools
Foldable pet swimming pool, from £12.99, Wowcher
The compact design makes it easy to fold and tuck the pool away when not in use, so it's great for space-saving.
PawHut Foldable Pet Pool, £36.99, On Buy
Suitable for larger dogs and with a circumference of 120cm, this foldable pet pool is not only light and portable, but each block contains wooden boards meaning it's ultra-strong and durable. The PVC shell also makes it easy to wipe clean and maintain.
Best indoor dog paddling pool
Dog indoor/outdoor swimming pool, £19.49, Wayfair
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, the paddling pool can also double as a grooming bath for your pup. One reviewer wrote: "I'm delighted with the dog's paddle pool. The materials are tough and the construction is sturdy and stable. I'm glad we chose this one over others we looked at. The dogs are enjoying it too!"
Best value dog paddling pool
Dog sprinkler splash mat, £10.99, Amazon
So it may not quite be a pool, but your four-legged friend is sure to love this dog splash mat. It comes with built-in sprinklers that attach to your garden hose - providing your pup with a fun toy whilst keeping them cool. What's not to love?
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