When we were kids, summer activities were a great escape. However, if you’re a dog owner, those desires for adventures go double because, with dogs by our sides, we can never get old. If you live with a French bulldog, then you know what we are talking about. Frenchies are one of those piglets that love to spend time besides their owners and follow them on every step. Unfortunately, the summer season isn’t such a pleasant part of the year for them. That’s why we decided to select the 9 best French bulldog summer essentials to make your pet comfortable in hot weather.
Why do French bulldogs can’t sustain living in hot weather?
As we all know, Frenchies have brachycephalic skulls and short airways that can’t cool down the air they inhale. Just like dogs with standard muzzles, they have the same amount of tissue in their mouths. Due to this reason, Frenchies can’t spend plenty of time in hot weather.
To help them feel more pleasant, we have to provide them with summer essentials that can ease the symptoms of overheating.
What are the 9 best French bulldog summer essentials to keep your pet safe?
Always bring a bottle of fresh water with you
French bulldogs can quickly dehydrate in the summer. That’s why it’s highly important to always bring a bottle of fresh water for your furry gremlin. Portable water bottles for dogs often come with a special collapsible bowl. In that way, your pet will get the best possible way to get refreshed.
The following Frenchie World® 2-in-1 Travel Bottle Bowl comes in many colors, and has a capacity of 360 ml.
Buy a summer-cooling bed for your Frenchie
Dog summer-cooling beds are filled with a special type of gels that stay cold/cool for a long time. They are completely safe for dogs and provide immediate relief. French bulldog cooling bed should be placed out of sunlight to prevent gel heating.
The following Tropical Self Cooling French Bulldog Mat is available in two sizes and two designs and the outer layer is made of waterproof fabric.
Put a cooling collar on your Frenchie to make him safe outside
Similar to cooling beds, most cooling collars are filled with gels that help dogs to keep their temperature within normal limits. The following French Bulldog Cooling Collar is easy to adjust and it provides a relief to a dog’s neck that is known as a refreshing spot. It is available in many designs and to get a better effect, we recommend you to place the collar in the fridge for about 30 min before wearing.
Use a summer-cooling vest for French bulldogs
The list of French bulldog summer essentials won’t be complete without a summer-cooling vest. Dog cooling vests are made of special heat-resistant fabrics and they should be worn wet. In that way, a dog gets not only protection from heatstroke but also harmful UV rays.
Frenchies with lighter coats are prone to get sunburns when exposed to direct sunlight. Therefore, this vest will be a 2 in 1 solution for spending a peaceful summer season.
A stylish French bulldog cap is not just a fashion detail
It might sound silly to put a summer cap on your Frenchie, but believe us, it can serve as great protection from overheating. The following Frenchie World® Dog Hat features ear holes and it’s made of soft and pleasant canvas fabric. You can choose between many designs, and your pooch can even wear it wet to get a pleasant cooling effect.
Another important item that deserves to find a place on the list of French bulldog summer essentials in a swimming vest. Since these batpigs sink like rocks, wearing vests represent a must-do task when going to swim. Regardless of whether you want to spend a day on the beach or by the pool, your Frenchie should always have a swimming jacket around his body.
Choose a lightweight French bulldog harness for the summer season
Just imagine how would your dog feel to wear a heavy harness or a harness vest in the summer. To make your pooch comfortable and confident in the hot weather, we recommend you have a look at the following Frenchie World® soft padded harness. It is padded with soft suede, so the straps won’t irritate the dog’s skin.
Dog Shampoo brush to get rid of dead hair
Since during the summer dogs need to get rid of dead hair, you’ll need a brush that will ease the process of grooming. The following Gentle Silicone Dog Shampoo Brush is ideal for sensitive French bulldog coat and skin. You have to use it during bathing and the practical button on the top allows you to release the amount of shampoo you need.
Install a kiddy pool in your yard
Your Frenchie would be thankful to play in a kiddy pool in the hot weather. There are plenty of collapsible kiddy pools in the market that will be a great cooling relief for your pet. However, we advise you to never leave your Frenchie without supervision near kiddy pools because they can quickly drown.