It’s Hot! Keep Pets Cool and Entertained with PetSmart®’s Full Collection of Summer Essentials

From Doggie Swimsuits and Protective Booties to Swimming Pools and
Toys, PetSmart is the One-Stop Shop for Summer Fun and Safety

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With many parts of the country facing a heat wave this weekend, now is a
great time to stock up on all the summer essentials to keep pets cool.
Whether it’s protecting your dog’s paws from the searing concrete, to
keeping her safe in the water with practical, yet stylish lifejackets,
PetSmart has a large selection of products to keep pets healthy and cool
this summer.

“Summertime is all about travel, family barbecues, and water play – all
perfect activities we can participate in with our pets,” said Eran
Cohen, Chief Customer Experience Officer, PetSmart. “As the temperatures
rise, however, we want to ensure pets stay healthy and safe by offering
pet parents a breadth of summertime essentials.”

Protecting Pups from Rising Temps

Rising temperatures can be as problematic for pets as it is for humans
and it’s important to keep pets cool and hydrated. According to vets on
askPETMD, the new mobile app available from the team behind PETMD, the
world’s largest digital resource for pet health and wellness
information, extreme temperatures are a danger pet parents need to look
out for. Signs of heatstroke include excessive panting, weakness,
drooling, rapid pulse and fever. Keep these at bay by giving dogs access
to shade and lots of water. Ideal for travel, parks and walks, collapsible
are a convenient way to ensure dogs and cats can stay hydrated.

The brand new Top
Paw® Cooling Vest
is an excellent solution for keeping pups from
panting in the heat. Using a small amount of water, this vest uses
innovative evaporative cooling to keep dogs cool.

It’s no secret rising temperatures make for sizzling sidewalks. Protect
your dog’s paws with outdoor booties during walks and potty breaks.

Treats to Cool the Tummy

Sometimes the best way to cool off is by enjoying a cool treat. Fill a JW
Pet Hol-ee Roller Dog Toy
with treats or stuff a KONG®
toy with a delicious treat and pop in the freezer for a fun, interactive
treat to keep cool.

Keeping Cool in the Pool

For many breeds, and just like humans, taking a dip in the swimming pool
or lake is a great way to cool off. Pet parents can add an extra layer
of protection for their dogs with a flotation solution. PetSmart offers
an array of lifejackets with reflective features and convenient handles
for an easy way to lift dogs out of the water. Dogs will look adorable
in a life jacket that resembles a clownfish!

For the more fashion-conscious pups, the Martha
Stewart Pets® Flamingo Swimsuit
is a comfortable garment to wear to
the beach or doggie pool.

Who says pool toys are a kids’ game?! PetSmart carries a full line of
toys specifically designed for the water. A new collection of floating
mesh squeaker dog toys will keep pups occupied and playful in the water.
The new water toy line features adorable sea creature characters like
octopuses, sharks and frogs as well as classics like footballs and bones.

To help combat the heat, humans all over the country will likely be
cooling off with refreshing beverages. Dogs can crack open a cold one
with a Top
Paw® Beer Bottle Dog Toy
. It may not cool him off but they sure are
fun to play with!

These summertime pet products are among a wide, comprehensive assortment
available now at PetSmart.

About PetSmart

 is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions
for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we
believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection,
PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their
pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts
everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates,
and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000
associates, and operate approximately 1,450 pet stores in the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 203 in-store PetSmart®
 dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a
broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers
dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart
Doggie Day Camp
 day care services and pet adoption services

Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including and –
offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care
information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership
with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart
 and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save
the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition,
PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to
call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart
Gives Back
™. By giving back to the communities where we live and
work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich
people’s lives – we live it.

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Danielle Bickelmann
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