While hot days in the UK can be sticky, sweaty and uncomfortable, spare a thought for the nation’s furry canines.
Thankfully, B&M is selling an item designed to help pooches cool off on balmy days… a doggy paddling pool.
The £10 product is a little different to the inflatable pools designed for humans. Instead, the dog paddling pool is made from robust PVC – so there’s no need to worry about claws scratching holes in it.
The pet pool – which comes in at 80cm wide and 20cm high – also doubles up as an outdoor bath on colder days.
B&M has listed the pet pool on its website, but currently there’s no option to buy online – so customers will have to make their way to a store to pick one up.
While the B&M dog pool is certainly one of the cheaper ones on the market, there’s a whole host of other products to choose from.Amazon is also selling a foldable pet pool for £44.99 and, if the reviews are anything to go by, customers won’t be left disappointed.
One commented: ‘Our collies have enjoyed playing in here in the recent warm weather – so far it has stood up very well to three enthusiastic dogs, and is really practical in terms of being able to store it in a small bag and empty the water out easily when not in use.
Always keep an ID tag on your pet. Consider getting your pet microchipped as well to help identify him if he is lost or stolen.
‘Despite their jumping around playing, none of the dogs have slipped at all which is fantastic as I wasn’t sure how slippery it would be.’
Pets at Home also has its own version with a spring steel frame which pops up and down for easy use. Although one reviewer pointed out that the frame didn’t hold up well with their enthusiastic dog.Do you have a story to share? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]Metro.co.uk .