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July 1, 2013

Top Toys of the Summer to Keep Dogs Cool

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Anchors Aweigh!

Nautical-themed toys that float are the hot dog toy trend this summer. The Zanies All Paws on Deck toy collection features toys made of neoprene, rope and patriotic colors that make play on land or sea festive and fun! Neoprene is durable and buoyant for floating, long-lasting play. 

Anchor toy

 

 

Longshots

When shopping through our site to find fun, floating toys, these brand new slingshot toys popped up. Of course I wanted to highlight a cool summer toy that was actually in stock, but apparently, they fly off the shelves as soon as we get them. Why? For starters, they keep humans cool by making it easy to interact with our dogs without giving ourselves a rotator cuff injury from throwing!

Dogs love plush toys, but they aren't terribly interactive. These durable toys come in lots of fun designs, they float, and they are specially made to work with the Longshot launcher. Fetch just got a whole lot more fun with these toys that will fly from 70-100 feet! Imagine shooting them over water for retrievers! Your dog will stay cool and get the exercise they need! Shop our line of Longshot sets (with the launcher) and extra launch plush toys and balls. If we don't have what you want in stock, this is one of those times to hit that button that will offer you a 10% discount to let us notify you when we get it again. 

 

Ice Pups

Looking for a unique way to keep your dog cool this summer? Make your dog a pupcicle! Simply use our Ice Pups liquid dog treat from Honest Kitchen. Dissolve this tasty and nutritious supplement in water and freeze into ice cube trays. Or for a long-lasting treat, freeze rubber dog toys or other chews into a plastic container for a giant cooling toy that will last for hours! It aids in hydration, cooling and mental stimulation. Adding the Ice Pups liquid dog or natural bullion to the pupcicle will make this a frosty treat that Fido won't forget! Try this on a smaller scale for cats, which often need increased fluid intake for kidney health. 

 

Kong Toys

Our customers love Kong brand toys for their durability and fun factor. You can see one of the Classic Kongs frozen into the Dogcicle above. For summer, we like the versions made with rope, like this Kong Dental. The hard rubber floats, and the rope is fun to toss in water. 

 

Floating Flying Disks

We love the Doggles Flying Disks with their sturdy construction, high loft and soft touch that's easy on your dog's mouth. The reflective trim and floating core make these a great choice no matter the weather. This toy goes wherever your dog goes!

How do you like to get out and enjoy the summer with your dog?

 

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