This cooling pet mat is perfect for the dog days of summer — and it's up to $12 off at Amazon, just for today

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Help your pup stay cool. (Photo: Amazon)
Help your pup stay cool. (Photo: Amazon)

We're smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, which means temperatures are soaring and humidity is through the roof. While that's perfect beach and pool weather, there's one member of your household who isn't exactly thrilled with this weather: Your pet. 

Intense temperatures can make it uncomfortable for dogs and cats to even venture outside and, if your AC isn't up to snuff, they can struggle to stay cool. Enter the Arf cooling pet mats. These specialized pads cushion your pup or kitty's joints while keeping them nice and cool — and just for today, they're 20 percent off at Amazon.

Shop it: Arf Cooling Pet Mats, starting at $40 (was $50), amazon.com

The mats are made of a solid gel self-cooling material, and they provide up to three hours of chilled-out comfort. You don't need to do anything to cool this mat down: The solid gel interior simply activates when your pet lays on it, and recharges after 15 minutes of non-use. There's no water or electricity involved!

Choose from three different sizes. (Photo: Amazon)
Choose from three different sizes. (Photo: Amazon)

Since your pet is a member of your family, you can rest comfortably knowing that your pet is propped up on a mat made from 100 percent non-toxic materials.

Another great perk of this mat: It's travel-friendly. You can take it in the car, stash it in their crate or put it on top of your pet's bed for extra cooling comfort. 

Choose between three sizes: A 23- x 35-inch version designed for pets up to 80 pounds for $40 (was $50), a 27- x 43-inch mat for pets up to 80 pounds $48 (was $60) and a 35- by 75-inch pad that supports pets over 80 pounds for $56 (was $70). 

These cooling mats have plenty of four-legged — and two-legged — fans. One five-star reviewer said that the mat is a "must-have" for large dogs, noting that the mat has become "indispensable" to their English mastiff. "After moving to a home with carpet in the master bedroom, I noticed that, during the warm summer, my dog would go back and forth in the middle of the night to the bathroom’s cold tile floor. Not only was she not getting good sleep, the noise was waking me up," they wrote. "I bought two...one for the bedroom and the other for the living area. She immediately ‘took’ to the mats, now her go-to spot to lay down in comfort. This solved the original problem altogether and now, after having them for a year, am pleased with their ongoing efficacy and durability."

Users swear their pets love these mats. (Photo: Amazon)
Users swear their pets love these mats. (Photo: Amazon)

A fellow fan wrote this: "I have a German Shepherd who loves to go on walks but we live where it is warm and very humid. When she comes in from her walks she immediately gets a big water break and then goes and lays on her cooling mat. She absolutely loves it. She will lay there until it starts to warm up and then moves elsewhere and if she is still hot will eventually move back to it. You can actually feel the coolness when you walk past it."

Another satisfied customer said that the mat is "excellent" for their Labrador."We put this cooling mat in the back of our car and he stays cool and does not pant. Excellent addition to our road trips for our buddy!!!" they said. 

Again, this sale is just for today. If you have a pet that tends to overheat or you just want to pamper your pooch in the summer heat, take advantage of this deal while you still can!

Shop it: Arf Cooling Pet Mats, starting at $40 (was $50), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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