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Remember dogs don't float -- and not all (Credit: Kurgo)

Remember dogs don't float -- and not all dogs can swim, either. Keep your dog safe in the water this summer with Kurgo's Surf N Turf life-vest. Available in a variety of sizes and colors. ($40, kurgo.com)

Cool, summery products for pets


When summer comes around, pet owners want to share the fun with their four-legged friends. They also want them to be hydrated and comfortable.

From keeping your dog cool to providing an ice-cold drink to your cat, these products will keep humans and animals happy throughout the warm-weather months.

Grip Trex Dog Booties

These dog booties made my Grip Trex keep
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These dog booties made my Grip Trex keep your pups paws safe from debris, dirt and hot surfaces. Available in a variety of different sizes. ($69, llbean.com)

Doggie Sunglasses

You keep your eyes protected by the sun
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You keep your eyes protected by the sun during the summer -- and you should protect your pet's eyes, too! These sunglasses by K9 optix are available in blue, pink and silver. ($18, shop.doggles.com

ThunderShirt

Get your pet ready for summer storm season
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Get your pet ready for summer storm season with a ThunderShirt, which utilizes pressure that, its makers claim, produce a calming effect akin to swaddling a baby. Available for cats and dogs in sizes ranging from extra-extra small to extra-extra large. ($39.95, thundershirt.com)

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Doggie Drencher

You may want to join your pet with
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You may want to join your pet with this one. The Doggie Drencher hooks up to a garden hose and will keep water-loving pooches cool all summer long. ($29.95, affordableagility.com)

Floats My Boat Buoy Dog Toy

Fido can get wet and wild with this
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Fido can get wet and wild with this water-friendly floating toy made of rubber. From Brooklyn-based Waggo, it's available in three colors. ($15 each waggo.com)

Surf N Turf Dog Life Jacket

Remember dogs don't float -- and not all
(Credit: Kurgo)

Remember dogs don't float -- and not all dogs can swim, either. Keep your dog safe in the water this summer with Kurgo's Surf N Turf life-vest. Available in a variety of sizes and colors. ($40, kurgo.com)

Wanmock

From Japan's Torafu Architects and available through Architecture
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From Japan's Torafu Architects and available through Architecture for Dogs, the Wanmock (dogs say "wan" in Japanese) is easy to assemble and finished when you slide a comfy t-shirt over it so your pooch can relax next to his favorite human's scent. ($235, store.architecturefordogs.com)

Frosty Bowlz

Keeping your pet's water -- and perishable food
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Keeping your pet's water -- and perishable food -- cool for hours courtesy of a gel core that goes in the freezer, Frosty Bowlz sit on a plate with a non-skid surface. Available in a variety of sizes. (starting at $25.99 for a 14-ounce bowl; frostybowlz.com)

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Swamp Cooler cooling vest

From Oregon-based Ruffwear, this vest works like an
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From Oregon-based Ruffwear, this vest works like an evaporative cooler; after putting the moistened vest on your dog, the resultant evaporation will help to keep him cool. Sun reflects off the light color, plus there's reflective trim for nighttime walks. Available in six sizes. ($59.95, ruffwear.com)

To Go Bowl

Keeping pets hydrated is a concern for owners
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Keeping pets hydrated is a concern for owners any time of year, but dog moms and dads need to be extra vigilant when the mercury rises. This travel bowl from Fuzzy Travelers fits into your car's cupholder so Fido always has a drink and you don't need to worry about spillage. ($19.99, keepamerica.com)

Oatmeal Paw Butter

For those times when the paws get cracked
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For those times when the paws get cracked and dry, Pet Head Oatmeal Paw Butter adds soothing power via shea butter, aloe vera, jojoba oil and other massage-friendly ingredients. ($7.99, pet360.com)

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