PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With many parts of the country facing a heat wave this weekend, now is a great time to stock up on all the summer essentials to keep pets cool. Whether it’s protecting your dog’s paws from the searing concrete, to keeping her safe in the water with practical, yet stylish lifejackets, PetSmart has a large selection of products to keep pets healthy and cool this summer.
“Summertime is all about travel, family barbecues, and water play – all perfect activities we can participate in with our pets,” said Eran Cohen, Chief Customer Experience Officer, PetSmart. “As the temperatures rise, however, we want to ensure pets stay healthy and safe by offering pet parents a breadth of summertime essentials.”
Protecting Pups from Rising Temps
Rising temperatures can be as problematic for pets as it is for humans and it’s important to keep pets cool and hydrated. According to vets on askPETMD, the new mobile app available from the team behind PETMD, the world’s largest digital resource for pet health and wellness information, extreme temperatures are a danger pet parents need to look out for. Signs of heatstroke include excessive panting, weakness, drooling, rapid pulse and fever. Keep these at bay by giving dogs access to shade and lots of water. Ideal for travel, parks and walks, collapsible bowls are a convenient way to ensure dogs and cats can stay hydrated.
The brand new Top Paw® Cooling Vest is an excellent solution for keeping pups from panting in the heat. Using a small amount of water, this vest uses innovative evaporative cooling to keep dogs cool.
It’s no secret rising temperatures make for sizzling sidewalks. Protect your dog’s paws with outdoor booties during walks and potty breaks.
Treats to Cool the Tummy
Sometimes the best way to cool off is by enjoying a cool treat. Fill a JW Pet Hol-ee Roller Dog Toy with treats or stuff a KONG® toy with a delicious treat and pop in the freezer for a fun, interactive treat to keep cool.
Keeping Cool in the Pool
For many breeds, and just like humans, taking a dip in the swimming pool or lake is a great way to cool off. Pet parents can add an extra layer of protection for their dogs with a flotation solution. PetSmart offers an array of lifejackets with reflective features and convenient handles for an easy way to lift dogs out of the water. Dogs will look adorable in a life jacket that resembles a clownfish!
For the more fashion-conscious pups, the Martha Stewart Pets® Flamingo Swimsuit is a comfortable garment to wear to the beach or doggie pool.
Who says pool toys are a kids’ game?! PetSmart carries a full line of toys specifically designed for the water. A new collection of floating mesh squeaker dog toys will keep pups occupied and playful in the water. The new water toy line features adorable sea creature characters like octopuses, sharks and frogs as well as classics like footballs and bones.
To help combat the heat, humans all over the country will likely be cooling off with refreshing beverages. Dogs can crack open a cold one with a Top Paw® Beer Bottle Dog Toy. It may not cool him off but they sure are fun to play with!
These summertime pet products are among a wide, comprehensive assortment available now at PetSmart.
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, and operate approximately 1,450 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store.
Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities™ and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people’s lives – we live it.
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