The summer is a fun season to spend time with your dog outdoors. From hanging out at the pool to going for a long walk to camping for the weekend, your summertime activities are better with your pet. To help make your time outside together even more enjoyable, consider investing in some fun summer gadgets like these recently covered by “Today” to keep your pup happy and safe.
Car Travel Harness
To get to any of your summer activities, you are most likely going to need to take your dog on a car ride. Some dogs are mellow in the car, while others may bounce from window to window then up to the front seat with you. Although this can be adorable, it truly isn’t safe for you or your pet. The Solvit Deluxe Car Safety Harness comfortably restrains your dog in the back seat by locking into your vehicle’s seatbelts. Similar to a car seat, it is comfortably padded and has been crash tested – the perfect addition to any pet owner who likes to travel a lot with their pet.
Does your dog hate the rain? Are you sick of him or her just staying damp for hours after getting caught in a passing shower? It turns out you are definitely not the only one. To help pet owners solve this problem, Happy Pet Travel created the dog umbrella. This simple creation easily attaches to your pup’s collar or harness to help him or her go out and do their business in rainy weather without getting soaked.
Sun and Bug Blocker
Just like humans, your dog needs protection from the sun. The Hurtta Sun and Bug Blocker is a bodysuit for your dog that protects him or her from harmful sun radiation and bug bites from mosquitoes, horseflies and ticks. It may look a little silly, but your pup will be glad to have it once you are camping in the woods.
Sunmist and Wipes
If you feel the bodysuit is a little much for your dog, Petkin’s Doggy Sunmist and Wipes may be a better option for you. Made specifically for dogs, this gentle, non-greasy formula can be easily sprayed or wiped on to protect your pup’s sensitive skin from the sun. Although all dogs can get sunburned, terriers, spaniels, Chihuahuas, Dobermans and breeds with white or pink skin have a higher risk.
Have you ever noticed your pet squinting on a sunny day? If you plan to spend a lot of time outside with your pup this summer, your dog will appreciate a pair of Doggles. With 100 percent UV protection, these special sunglasses are perfect for dogs with more sensitive eyes or with an eye problem. Plus, how cute will your dog look in stylish eyewear?
Even though there are a ton of fun things to do outside with your pup this summer, sometimes you need a reliable sitter when you are away. Hill Country Pet Sitters Plus offers in-home pet sitting, dog walking and other puppy care services. If you need some extra help taking care of your pup this summer, call us today at 830-624-9284.