Best Dachshund Clothes For Summer
Summer dog clothes protect against harmful UVA and UVB sun rays. They are lightweight, breathable, and help keep your dog from licking off any applied sunscreen.
Benefit: If your dachshund has extra sensitive skin or is allergic to sunscreen, UV Dog Clothes are a nice alternative.
#1 Choice: Dog UV Shirt
PlayaPup Dog Sun Shirts are so adorable, I need to get one in every color! They are lightweight, stylish, and protect your dog from the sun. UPF 50+ fabrics block 98% of UVA and UVB, wet or dry. They are even great for water activities. The special stretchy fabric is soft, comfortable, and quick-drying.
Note: Check the size chart to get the best fit for your Dachshund.
I ordered my beagle / dachshund a size large (he is about 17 lbs) and I ordered a small for my miniature dachshund, Eko (he is 11 months old and around 10 lbs).
Eko’s new sun shirt is a little big on him, but that’s ok, he still has some growing to do. Luckily, he can still walk in it fine and of course he looks super cute in it. (pictured below)
Here is cute video of little Eko wearing his new sun shirt on YouTube.
#2: Ruffwear Cooling Vest
Since dogs don’t sweat to stay cool, they need some extra help on those hot summer walks and hikes. Cooling Dog vests provide and extra layer of cool and protect from the Sun’s UV Rays.
The Ruffwear Cooling Vest (from Amazon) allows dogs to stay cool and active in hot climates. The vests are water-activated…You simply have to soak the cooling vest in water, wring out and put it on your dog. The evaporative cooling-system pulls the heat from your dog’s body.
Even with a cooling vest, avoid going out in the midday heat with your dog. Avoid Peak Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Note: Cooling vests are less effective on humid days because there is already a lot of moisture in the air = less evaporation.
#3: Dog Sun Hat
Cooling Dog Hats by K-9 Kool will keep your dog cool and comfortable in the hot sun. There are several different sizes, I prefer the long brimmed hat… since doxie’s have long noses. Handmade in the USA, this hat will help protect your dog’s eyes and provide UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
My dog, Bastian, is sporting a special doggie sunhat all the way from Australia. His Aunt wanted to give him a practical gift while she was visiting the country on vacation. He wore the hat with no issues and it looked pretty cute too.
#4: Cooling Bandana
If your Doxies aren’t all in favor of wearing a sun shirt or vest, there is still one more thing to try… a cooling bandana. The Chill Out Bandana is a great way to protect dogs from heat stroke. It is easy to use, you soak it in water and place around your dog’s neck with the velcro fastener.
The doggie bandana will help your doxie stay cool, but it doesn’t help with UV Protection.
Note: It is hand wash only
#5: Dog Boots
Dog Boots work really well to prevent dog paw burn and have the added protection against sharp, rough terrain while hiking. If your Dachshund is willing to wear a dog boot, this is the one to try:
#1 Choice: Xanday Dog Boots: This is a more rugged Dog Boot for hikes or walks. They are waterproof and washable.
If you don’t believe your Dachshund will wear dog boots, there are some other things you can do to Protect Your Dachshund’s Feet This Summer.
To avoid the extreme heat and the harmful UV rays, we are very careful what time of day we walk our dogs. It does take a little extra time to get ready, but it is worth keeping them extra safe.