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The best dog cooling mats you can buy in the UK (top 5)

Summer in the UK seems to be getting hotter every year, with record temperatures that are starting to rival the weather in other parts of Europe. As the summers get hotter, we're having to figure out new ways to keep cool in the heat (which for us, means consuming more ice cream than usual).

And just as we humans are trying to find new ways to deal with the hot, so too are our dogs. Luckily, we can give our furry friends a helping hand with keeping cool through the use of some pretty cool gadgets, like dog cooling mats. These mats work by becoming cold when your dog sits or lies on them, and they can really make a difference to your dog's wellbeing on hot days.


There are quite a few options when it comes to this type of cooling mat, so we thought it would be useful to round up the best dog cooling mats you can buy in the UK. Let's get into it:

ALL FOR PAWS Chill Out Dog Cooling Mat

What really impressed us about this cooling mat is that it managed to stay cool even on a really hot day. The mat has a built-in cooling gel within the inner lining which keeps the mat cold even on really warm days. There is no need to put this mat in the fridge or freezer before using, but if you do then your dog will be treated to an extra cool experience on the mat. This cooling mat is perfect for us in the house, but can also be used in a kennel or even in the car. Learn more and buy it here -
all for paw cooling mat

Cool Vibes Cooling Mat Rufus & Rosie

This cooling mat works by becoming cool as soon as your dog steps onto the mat - the pressure activates the cooling gel technology and immediately starts making the mat cool. It's non-electric so it doesn't need to be plugged in anywhere, and we also found that it was very lightweight so it was easy to carry about. This mat is available in small, medium, or large depending on the breed and size of your dog. Learn more and buy it here -
Cool Vibes Cooling Mat Rufus & Rosie

Rosewood Chillout Cool Mat

This Chillout Cool Mat from the Rosewood brand is quite interesting because it's a circular design, and at 60cm x 60cm in size it's actually quite large too. If you've got a couple of dogs who woudn't mind sharing a small space together, this cooling mat would be ideal. It's activated by weight or a little bit of pressure, and it automatically charges itself up as your dog moves around. As well as being excellent at cooling your pup down, we also really love the design of this dog coolling mat, which has been made to look like a watermelon. Learn more and buy it here -
Rosewood Chillout Cool Mat

pecute Dog Cooling Mat

This cooling mat is quite a bit pricier than most of the other mats we've included in this guide, but we'd also say it's much sturdier. So if your dog is the type of pup who might try to rip up one of these polyester mats as soon as you put it on the ground, we'd recommend trying this cooling mat instead. It's made from a PVC material which is both comfortable and sturdy, and it's also waterproof, scratch-resistant, and wear-resistant. The mat contains a non-toxic cooling gel which is activated by pressure, and it doesn't need to be plugged in or put in the fridge before use. Learn more and buy it here -
pecute mat

Furrybaby cooling mat

What really grabbed our attention about this cooling mat from Furrybaby is that the brand claims it'll keep your dog cooler for longer compared to other cooling mats on the market, and looking at the mat we can certainly see why the brand feels confident making that claim. This mat contains more cooling gel compared to most of the other mats we looked at, and it's also made using PVC which is a really resilient material that will stand up to scratching and whatever else your dog throws at it. It also caught our attention that this cooling mat was listed as an Amazon's Choice product and had a very impressive rating of 4.1/5. Learn more and buy it here -

We hope this guide helps you to choose an excellent dog cooling mat to keep your furry friend cool during the hot summer months. Let us know if you've tried any of these products or if there are any other dog cooling mats out there that you think we should take a look at! If you want to read a similar guide, check out this guide to the best dog swimming pools.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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