How to keep your pets cool this summer without splashing out

EVEN pets need to chill out. In summer, it is important to keep our furry friends cool.

Sales of pet accessories have increased by 32 per cent in the past year as we try to keep our animal companions happy. But you don’t have to splash out much to keep them comfortable in the heat.

WATER WORKS: Pups can cool off with a new doggy mat that has sprinklers installed. The dog fountain splash mat is normally £50.99 at bigralph.co.uk but is now down to £25.99. You can also fill a cheap paddling pool and they will love running through it.

WELCOME MAT: A cooling mat is great for excitable, overactive pets. Pets At Home has a good range and you can get a small/medium Cool Club dog and cat cooling mat (blue) for £8.25, down from £11.

But I prefer the citrus orange slice design of the new B&M version and it’s just £5. It also has very trendy tie-dye cooling dog coats for just £3.

COLD TREAT: Get pups a drink and a toy in one with the All For Paws Chill Out Blueberry Ice Cream Soaker dog toy.

It is £5.49 from petsandfriends.co.uk. Just soak the lolly-shaped sponge in cold water and throw it to them. Or for something slightly cheaper, the Pets At Home Cool Club ice lolly chew can be filled with water and frozen. It’s just £3.75, saving you £1.74.

SAY CHEERS: We all like a drink in hot weather and if your pooch is bored of water bowls, why not treat them to their own doggy juice carton?

Furr Boost is a new hydration drink for dogs, available in three tasty flavours: Beef, broccoli and blueberry; chicken, butternut squash and cranberry; and pork, sweet potato and apple. It’s all natural goodness and an intro pack is £5.99 for three cartons. From furrboost.com.

Deal of the day

COOL down with a G&T sorbet from B&M. They are £1.50 for a two-pack or get two for £2.50.

SAVE: 50p

Cheap treat

ICE’n’spicy! Be brave and try the new Vitasia ice cream in Wasabi Wonder flavour for £1.99 at Lidl.

What’s new

CALLING all Sunday lunch fans. Pizza Hut Delivery is launching a roast dinner pizza with all the trimmings – melt-in-the-mouth roast beef, gravy base, stuffing and roast potato.

They will be on sale for a limited time only.

Top swap

SUMMER slurps have arrived with the Slush Puppie maker, above, from Aldi for £54.99. Or head to studio.co.uk, where a similar slushie maker, below, is just £49.99.

SAVE: £5


Giselle’s little helper

THE #NanGo’s promotion from Nando’s will allow all over-65s to join their young relatives in feasting on a meal of peri-peri.

There is 50 per cent off the bill (capped at £20), anytime between Monday and Wednesday. For more information on the promotion see nandos.co.uk/nangos.

Shop and save

MARKS & Spencer has a new vegan dinner deal for £8, with main, side and dessert. I like the look of these churros!

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