15 things every pet owner should get their dog for summer

Summer Cartwright
couple of dogs funny and laughing on grass or meadow in park with pet toys all over , on summer vacation holidays
couple of dogs funny and laughing on grass or meadow in park with pet toys all over , on summer vacation holidays

It’s time to upgrade your dog’s accessories for summer.

Obviously, you’ve got the essentials stocked up at home, but just like humans, animals’ needs change with the weather. Instead of pulling out the same old toys from spring storage, take some time to consider things your pet might actually need for these next few warm months.

Items that can help a pet stay cool and hydrated are especially important this time of year. Dr. Evan Antin, veterinarian and host of Animal Planet’s “Evan Goes Wild,” tells Yahoo Lifestyle that when it comes to dogs, heat strokes are far more prevalent than one might think. Part of this is obviously because of how hot the summer months can get, and some symptoms going unnoticed have to do with how tough pups can be, says Antin.

Buying Fido some accessories like a portable water bowl, food bowl or even a shaded dog house can generally help a dog stay cool this summer and should be on every pet owners’ to-do list.

Along with the important, health-conscious measures a dog owner can take with these items, there are also some very fun summertime specific goodies that should be on the list. Because after-all, we’re all guilty of spoiling our furry friends.

Below are some summertime must-haves you can scoop up at Walmart for a great value.

Blueberry Pet Durable Classic Nylon Dog Leash

Blueberry Pet Durable Classic Nylon Dog Leash (Photo: Walmart)
Blueberry Pet Durable Classic Nylon Dog Leash (Photo: Walmart)

Upgrade Fido’s leash with a new one for summer. This popular durable leash is inspired by warm summer weather. Included in the design is a heavy duty spinning snap, perfect for any dog who might get a little excited on long walks.

Shop it: Blueberry Pet Durable Classic Nylon Dog Leash, $10 to $13, walmart.com

Suncast Deluxe Dog House

Suncast Deluxe Dog House (Photo: Walmart)
Suncast Deluxe Dog House (Photo: Walmart)

This doggie home can fit a pup who’s up to 100 pounds. Though it’s large, the house is easy to put together since it comes with snap-on parts. The roof provides shade, and there are also vents for extra cooling power inside.

Shop it: Suncast Deluxe Dog House, $71 (was $79), walmart.com

Aqua Dog Travel Water Bowl Bottle

Aqua Dog Travel Water Bowl Bottle (Photo: Walmart)
Aqua Dog Travel Water Bowl Bottle (Photo: Walmart)

Perfectly made to pack on long walks or beach trips, this travel water bottle includes a dog bowl. You simply squeeze the bottle, and the water will flow up to the bowl. Once pressure is removed, any water your dog doesn’t drink up will empty into the bottle.

Shop it: Aqua Dog Travel Water Bowl Bottle, $11, walmart.com

KONG Airdog Squeaker Birthday Balls Dog Toy

KONG Airdog Squeaker Birthday Balls Dog Toy (Photo: Walmart)
KONG Airdog Squeaker Birthday Balls Dog Toy (Photo: Walmart)

This toy is every dog’s dream: a tennis ball combined with a squeaker toy. Time to fetch all day long!

Shop it: KONG Airdog Squeaker Birthday Balls Dog Toy, $3, walmart.com

OxGord Pet Stroller Cat/Dog Easy Walk Folding Travel Carriage

OxGord Pet Stroller Cat/Dog Easy Walk Folding Travel Carriage (Photo: Walmart)
OxGord Pet Stroller Cat/Dog Easy Walk Folding Travel Carriage (Photo: Walmart)

For small dogs especially, taking them out on extremely hot days can be very dangerous, Dr. Antin warns. This stroller can help your smaller or older pup conserve energy, stay shaded, but still remain part of the adventure.

Shop it: OxGord Pet Stroller Cat/Dog Easy Walk Folding Travel Carriage, $80 (was $112), walmart.com

Earthbath All Natural Puppy Grooming Wipes

Earthbath All Natural Puppy Grooming Wipes (Photo: Walmart)
Earthbath All Natural Puppy Grooming Wipes (Photo: Walmart)

While keeping a towel in the trunk can help dry off Fido, these wipes can help clean up those extra-messy paws — especially after hikes, beach days or cookouts.

Shop it: Earthbath All Natural Puppy Grooming Wipes, $12, walmart.com

Premier Pet Travel Bowl Dog

Premier Pet Travel Bowl Dog (Photo: Walmart)
Premier Pet Travel Bowl Dog (Photo: Walmart)

This travel bowl can fit up to eight cups of food (or water!). It’s collapsible and folds flat for easy storage. It’s pretty brilliant!

Shop it: Premier Pet Travel Bowl Dog, $5, walmart.com

4Knines Rear Seat Cover

4Knines Rear Seat Cover (Photo: Walmart)
4Knines Rear Seat Cover (Photo: Walmart)

If your car has leather or a dark interior, you know how hot a backseat can get after a few hours. Imagine how hot it’d be for your pets paws. This cover can keep you and your pet from that stinging heat, while keeping your seats free of dog hair.

Shop it: 4Knines Rear Seat Cover, $60, walmart.com

PawSpa PetJet Complete Pet Washing Kit

PawSpa PetJet Complete Pet Washing Kit (Photo: Walmart)
PawSpa PetJet Complete Pet Washing Kit (Photo: Walmart)

In addition to its cute paw shape, this hose is great for any rambunctious pup. The three spray settings help control pressure. Plus, there’s a non-slip rubber grip to keep your (human) paws in place.

Shop it: PawSpa PetJet Complete Pet Washing Kit, $22 (was $25), walmart.com

Rachael Ray Nutrish Burger Bites

Rachael Ray Nutrish Burger Bites (Photo: Walmart)
Rachael Ray Nutrish Burger Bites (Photo: Walmart)

Nothing beats a summertime burger, especially at a cookout. Include your best furry friend in the experience by giving them some burger bites of their own.

Shop it: Rachael Ray Nutrish Burger Bites, $11, walmart.com

Territory Reversible Bandana

Territory Reversible Bandana (Photo: Walmart)
Territory Reversible Bandana (Photo: Walmart)

Who says only humans can be stylish? Fashionable Fido, here he comes!

Shop it: Territory Reversible Bandana, $9, walmart.com

Cool Pup Mini Rocket Pop Hydrating Dog Chew Toy

Cool Pup Mini Rocket Pop Hydrating Dog Chew Toy (Photo: Walmart)
Cool Pup Mini Rocket Pop Hydrating Dog Chew Toy (Photo: Walmart)

This toy is actually made for hydration. All you have to do is fill the toy up with water and freeze it. Once your dog is outdoors playing with it, the ice will melt through the tiny holes, hydrating and keeping your pup busy.

Shop it: Cool Pup Mini Rocket Pop Hydrating Dog Chew Toy, $7, walmart.com

Dog Life Jacket Dawson Buoyant and Insulated Life Jacket for Dogs

Dog Life Jacket Dawson Buoyant and Insulated Life Jacket for Dogs (Photo: Walmart)
Dog Life Jacket Dawson Buoyant and Insulated Life Jacket for Dogs (Photo: Walmart)

Dogs are great swimmers, but having some extra peace of mind while they splash around is never a bad thing, especially for new swimmers and the little guys.

Shop it: Dog Life Jacket Dawson Buoyant and Insulated Life Jacket for Dogs, $13 to $27, walmart.com

Orka Flyer Rubber Durable Frisbee Chew and Fetch Dog Toy

Orka Flyer Rubber Durable Frisbee Chew and Fetch Dog Toy (Photo: Walmart)
Orka Flyer Rubber Durable Frisbee Chew and Fetch Dog Toy (Photo: Walmart)

Tough, lightweight and easy on teeth — it’s the perfect fetch toy!

Shop it: Orka Flyer Rubber Durable Frisbee Chew and Fetch Dog Toy, $7 (was $15), walmart.com

Casual Canine Hot Diggity Dog Costume

Casual Canine Hot Diggity Dog Costume (Photo: Walmart)
Casual Canine Hot Diggity Dog Costume (Photo: Walmart)

When we saw a hot dog costume, we couldn’t not include it. Look at the cuteness. Now imagine your pup wearing this at your next barbecue!

Shop it: Casual Canine Hot Diggity Dog Costume, $17, walmart.com

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