If you happen to live in a warm country, or just get to escape to one for the summer, your best furry friend may not cope so well with the heat in. My little pooch Pablo certainly doesn’t and he can barely walk 10 metres without his tongue sticking out, dragging himself lethargically through the summer months like he just came back from Burning Man. Unlike us our hairiest family members cannot take off their fur coats and are born to dress like a pimp all year around. Because we care about them so much, it’s good to know there is now a jacket which can help with the heat. It might not look as cool as their fur coat but the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler helps your dog cool down in warm weather conditions. All you have to do is soak the jacket into cold water, wring it out and put it on your dog. The evaporating, cooling effect then takes place as the dog’s heat evaporates from the coat’s reservoir. This mimics the effect of human sweat, where the temperature drops through the phase of liquid water to water vapor. Its light colour is also designed to reflect heat from the sun. Now your best wingman can keep his cool and be a little more comfortable following you around during those hot sunny days. Price: $59
Did you know: Dogs just like humans can have the same problems during summer like dehydration, overheating, and even sunburn.