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Top Dog Water Fountains

It’s important your dog gets enough water. If your dog isn’t drinking enough, a dog water fountain might put him more in the mood. Not to mention, it’s quite relaxing to hear the flow of water not just for your dog, but for you too.

Here are our Top Dog Water Fountains:

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drinkwell dog water fountain Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
We wanted to start off this list with a top rated, classic favorite, the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain. With its 5-inch falling stream of water the fountain continually aerates the water and encourages your dog to drink more. A charcoal filter also removes bad tastes and odors giving your dog a very appealing way to stay hydrated.
PetSafe Multi-Tier Dog Fountain
The Multi-Tier Dog Water Fountain provides your dog with 100 ounces of fresh, filtered water. The free-falling stream aerates his water, and an activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors, helping your dog stay hydrated and healthy.
Drinkwell Red Dog Water Fountain Drinkwell Red Stoneware Pagoda Fountain
One of the most stylish dog water fountains we’ve seen. It’s a beautiful red ceramic design and will look great in your home. Please note, it’s for small dogs. The upper and lower dishes provide two drinking areas for pets, and the dual free-falling streams aerate the water for freshness, which encourages your dog to drink more.
Dogit Dog Water Fountain Hagen Dogit Design Fresh and Clear Dog Drinking Fountain
The Dogit Fresh & Clear Drinking Fountain provides your dog with a continuous source of fresh-tasting, filtered water that will encourage your dog to drink more water. This BPA free dog water fountain is designed with multi-stage filtration that collects debris, food, hair and sediment. The fountain is elevated to provide a better drinking position–ideal for larger breeds.
naturespa 2 NatureSPA Premium UV Pet Fountain
For the dog that deserves the latest in technology, UV natureSPA Fountain is a state of the art, modern pet fountain. Designed for smaller dogs, the water fountain offers Ultra Violet water filtration, a low water shut-off and a blue LED light for nighttime visibility. Water flows at a set rate through UV chamber to maintain the UV cleaning power reducing micro-organisms and bacteria and resulting in high quality clean, clear water.

Sunscreen for Dogs – They Need Protection Too!

sunscreen for dogsSunscreen for dogs…this might sound a bit crazy, but just like us, dogs can get sunburned and suffer from pain, peeling and skin cancer. Severe burns may also cause skin infections. So it’s possible your dog might need some sunscreen, especially if you’re going to the beach where there is a lot of sun due to sand and water reflection.

If you have a dog with a thin coat (or shaved) and pink skin, you might need to consider putting dog sunscreen on your dog (after you lather up yourself). Some breeds are more susceptible to burns, such as, Boxers, Frenchies, Bulldogs and Bull Terriers. If you have a really furry dog like a Bearded Collie or a Chow, their hair is likely going to give them enough coverage.

Make sure you use a sunscreen made for dogs. Do not use human sunscreen on them, especially if it has zinc oxide, which is toxic for dogs.

Here are 3 great Dog Sun Protection options:

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When applying sunscreen on your pooch, you’ll want to put it on those areas that are prone to sunburn, e.g. nose, ears, eyelids, abdomen, groin and inside the legs. Just like with us humans, remember to reapply, especially if your dog is going in and out of the water.

Itchy Dog? Here are our anti-itch / anti-insect solutions!

lyme disease - stop itchy dog

Prevention – the first line of defense

There are countless reasons why you might have an itchy dog. Here are some solutions for common aliments, but if your dog has a more serious case, please go to your veterinarian.

First, please make sure your dog is using some sort of treatment for the prevention of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, biting flies, and lice. We use and recommend K9 Advantix II (check out our product review).

 

Relief for your Itchy Dog

Start by getting your dog some relief with a bath and anti-itch shampoo, try one of these:

 

If there’s no time for a bath, consider something topical, such as:

 

Additional Itch / Insect Prevention Solutions

Get additional anti-itch support with an insect repellent made for dogs:

 

If your dog is still itchy, you might want to see if your dog has any food allergies. Our dog was an itchy puppy until we figured out that he was allergic to grains. We’ve now gone grain free with his dog food (he regularly eats Merrick Backcountry) and he no longer has those itchy bouts.

Dog Cooling Vests – Great for Summer

It’s hot this summer and it doesn’t hurt to have a variety of ways to cool down your pooch. If you’re out for longer walks or taking a hike, it’s great to use a dog cooling vest.

How does it work?

Typically you dip in water (preferably cold water), wring dry and it helps to cool down your dog. Remember, most of your dog’s sweat glands are located around its paw pads. Dogs don’t really have sweat glands on on their torsos, so the cooling vest brings that cooling action like sweat would for humans. If the cooling vest is dipped in cold water, all the better.

Here are 2 great Dog Cooling Vest options:

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ruffwear swamp cooler Ruffwear “Swamp Cooler” Cooling Vest for Dogs
The Ruffwear Swamp Cooler uses natural evaporative cooling to keep your dog cool. Soak it in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog. Evaporative cooling exchanges the dog’s heat as water evaporates from the coat’s reservoir. It’s light color is designed to reflect heat from the sun.
Hurtta Dog Cooling Vest
Dip in cold water – wring dry – cool down! Cools and gives your dog a feeling of comfort on hot days. Protects the heart region and chest, vital for circulation. This cooling vest has double the absorption capacity in comparison with terry cloth coats.