Camping With Dogs: How To Keep Your Dogs Cool While Camping 

Camping with dogs is one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors with your furry friend, but keeping them cool can be a challenge. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! We’re sharing our top tips and tricks you need to keep your dog comfortable and safe while camping. From choosing the right gear to finding the best shady spots, we’ll help you make sure your pup stays cool and happy during your outdoor adventures. 


Find Shady Spots: Set up your campsite in areas with plenty of natural shade to protect your dog from direct sunlight. Having trouble finding shade? Pack a pop-up shelter like our Keep It Cool Instant Shelter which packs up small and sets up instantly giving your dog the perfect shady spot in any campsite!


Hydration is Key: Always have fresh, cool water available for your dog and bring a portable dog bowl for easy access. In the campsite, we recommend always having a Stainless Steel Dog Bowl out and accessible. This heavy-duty dog bowl won’t get blown around the campsite, is made to last and has an anti-slip silicone base. For adventures outside the campsite, bring your 3-in-1 Dog Leash with a travel-sized collapsible bowl so your dog can stay hydrated no matter where you are! Top off your adventure by bringing your Bomber Bottle filled with ice (the wide mouth opening makes it easy to put ice in!) so you can pour some into the collapsible bowl to share with your pup, but also stay hydrated yourself! 

Camping With Dogs: Stainless Steel Dog Bowl


Cooling Gear: Invest in cooling vests, mats, and bandanna’s designed to help regulate your dog’s temperature.


Take Breaks: Set up your Lazy Bear Chair in the shade and put the matching Lazy Bear Dog Bed beside you for your dog when temperatures are highest so you can both stay cool! If it is really warm, remove the pad from the Lazy Bear Dog Bed so your dog sits on the mesh seat, giving them some extra air flow. Plan your activities during cooler parts of the day, like early morning or late evening, and take frequent breaks to let your dog rest in the shade. 


Avoid Hot Surfaces: Be mindful of hot surfaces like sand, asphalt, or rocks that can burn your dog’s paws. Opt for grassy or wooded areas for walks and playtime.


Play In The Water: Put on their Soggy Dog Collar (there is nothing worse than wet dog smell after a day in the lake!) and look for nearby streams, lakes, or rivers where your dog can splash and cool off. Bringing along a kiddie pool for your campsite can also provide a fun and refreshing way for your dog to stay cool.

Camping With Dogs: Soggy Dog Collar


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