Never mind heat wave, how’s this for a brain wave: an Illinois-based design company has created a paw-activated water fountain for dogs.
The Doggie Fountain, dubbed Koolinator, attaches to a standard garden hose and provides thirsty pets with a supply of fresh running water to help them keep cool in hot weather.
It can also be used in place of a water bowl to make sure your pets are not left without a drink when you’re at work, especially with the hot temperatures set to continue.
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Allied Precision Industries which invented the gadget said: ‘Owners can just simply attach the innovative dog water dispenser to the end of their garden hose.
‘When your dog steps on the paw switch, a stream of fresh drinking water is released.
‘As a bonus you get to teach your pet a new trick and once it gets a hang of it you will be free of the task of filling its water bowl.
‘The dog will finally able to enjoy a cool, refreshing drink of water whenever it feels like it.’
The Doggie Fountain costs $68 and can be bought online.
Attribution: Victoria Woollaston, Mail Online