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Cooling Dog Beds


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Bulldogs need cooling dog beds.

Dogs do not sweat. They cool themselves by panting. They will seek a cool spot to lie in or make their own by digging a resting spot in the shade. Cooling dog beds help dogs stay comfortable when it is hot out.

While all dogs appreciate a cooling dog bed set in a shady spot, they are critical gear for the heavy-set and/or short nosed breeds who can dangerously overheat quickly such as Pugs, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Pekingese, Japanese Chin. These breeds, and others like them, must be kept cool.

Here is a list of top-rated Cooling Dog Beds:


These beds cool when dogs lie down on them. No water needed.

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The Green Pet Shop Self Cooling Pet Pad
Non-toxic, safe around people and pets, can be folded and cleans up with a wipe down. Handy item.

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The Sharper Image Pet Cooling Mat for Pets
Mat temperature stays 5-10 degrees cooler than room temperature – with no electricity or water needed. Sweet!

Cool Runners Self Cooling Dog Gel Pad, 25.5-Inch by 19.5-Inch
Stays cool. No water or refridge time needed.


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K&H Cool Bed III Cooling Dog Bed
A favorite add-water cooling bed, has a two-year limited warranty. You can buy sheets that turn this flat bed into a bolster: Bolster Sheets for the K&H Cool Bed III Cooling Dog Bed.

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CoolDog Reusable Ice Mat for Keeping Dogs Cool in Summer
This is the cover for a refreezable water-filled insert – Replacement Hot/Cold Mat for Icy Cools NeoWrap –
(sold separately).


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Coolaroo Large Steel-Framed Pet Bed
Well-priced and incredibly popular, these beds cool by lifting your dog off the ground so there is airflow below. When grubby, just hose off. Easy.

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K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Cujo Cot Black
If you need a cooling dog bed that can withstand your dog bed eating dog, this is one of your choices. Lifts up but can’t be chewed up!

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Author: Sarah

Sarah Wilson, Dog Expert, offers experienced-based dog info with humor. Author of 8 books, seen on PBS, Sarah knows all about dogs. {Pip} is her rescue dog.


  1. Thank you for this information. It’s really helpful to have recommendations and links, so I don’t have to sort through all the possibilities out there. I’ll be getting one of these cooling mats for Rowan, since he hates the heat and really droops in the summer.

    • Caras was the same way – just hated the heat. Always chalked part of that up to him being hypothyroid. Some heat intolerance can come with that. Let us know what you decide on and how it works. Direct feedback on items is priceless!

  2. Bought khcoolbed111 and after following instrctns is stil very noticeably instant water added and has been cool 4hrs now.i lay on it myself for a while and suprisingly it was really nice and it was a hot day and the material did not get hot or sticky may buy one for myself.strangely it works as i wouldnt hav believed just water added could do this.will b testing it for a week…

  3. My older Strider man need a cool mat for outdoors.. The heat is really getting him this year!

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