Top 10 Products to Keep Pets Cool this Summer

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Help Fido beat the heat with these 10 products manufactured by APPA members.

According to the American Pet Products Association’s (APPA) 2013/2014 National Pet Owners Survey, there are 83.3 million dogs owned in the United States. With the warm summer weather you can expect millions of dogs making their way outdoors to run around and enjoy the fresh air, but along with that comes the need to stay cool and hydrated. Help Fido beat the heat with these 10 products manufactured by APPA members, designed for cool hydration and relaxation.

Give Fido constant access to fresh water with the WaterDog system by Contech Enterprises. Simply attach to any outdoor faucet and the WaterDog uses sonar technology to sense dogs’ approach, automatically dispensing a cool, clean stream of fresh drinking water. WaterDog turns off on its own when pets leave.

Let dogs relax and cool down with the Cool Bed III by K&H Manufacturing. Simply add the recommended amount of water through the easy-fill cap, adjust support with the easy air valve and let the Cool Core technology do the rest.

Designed for water retrieving fun, Pooch Plushys by KollerCraft are great for fetching, tossing and flinging at the pool, beach or backyard. Plushys are floatable, soft, durable and filled with earth-friendly materials. Available in an assortment of fun shapes and styles.

Cool, hydrate and transport your pet with The Pet Cooler Carrier. Add ice to the shallow compartment on top to cool pets below for hours, as well as provide a large supply of fresh, cool drinking water as the ice melts via a self-sealing water valve. No electricity or battery packs required.

The Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger by RefinedKind Pet Products is a stylish dog bed that’s perfect for any deck or poolside patio. This dog bed and shade is made of waterproof plastic rattan material and includes a comfortable, 3" thick, outdoor cushion.

The H2FidO by Modgy is a sleek new take on the travelling hydration system for active dogs. Using BPA-free, recyclable plastics, Modgy has developed a strong collapsible bottle and bowl that can be clipped and used repeatedly while exploring the great outdoors.

Great for helping dogs beat the heat, Stewart® Pro-Treat® Healthy Licks™ combines whole fruits and vegetables in an anti-oxidant rich frozen treat available in four delicious varieties like Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt and Frozen Fruit Cup. Each cup comes individually packaged with re-sealable lid for freshness.

No more refills! With the Everflow Fountain by PetSafe® pets always have access to fresh, filtered water. When used outdoors, the fountain connects to a standard garden hose and automatically refills to the desired water level preset by owners. The fountain continuously circulates and filters the water, keeping it cleaner and fresher than a normal water bowl.

The Chilly Bowl by KollerCraft is a cinch to use. Just place the gel pack Insert into the freezer for an hour, remove and insert in your pet's Chilly Bowl. Add water to the bowl and right away your pet will have refreshing cold water.

The Swamp Cooler™ cooling vest by Ruffwear® keeps pets cool with evaporative cooling. Simply soak the vest in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog. The wet vest exchanges the dog's heat with the coolness of the stored water to keep them comfortable and ready to run that extra mile.

For more information, images or interview opportunities, please contact Brooke Gersich at 775-322-4022 or brooke(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

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