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Now here at Great Walks we love gear that can keep you cool on a hot day but this is next level!

A maternity clothing brand has created a device designed to keep dogs and cats cool amid record temperatures in Japan.

Maternity clothing brand Sweet Mommy has created an 85-gram battery-operated fan for dogs and cats to wear. The fan attaches to a mesh outfit and blows air around their bodies.

Clothing brand president Rei Uzawa said the fans were designed for dogs and cats that could not shed their fur coats in Japan's blistering summer weather.

Tokyo recorded its longest heatwave on record in June, with temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius for nine days.

Ms Uzawa said seeing her pet Chihuahua exhausted by the summer heat had motivated the invention.

"There was almost no rainy season this year, so the hot days came early, and in that sense, I think we developed a product that is right for the market," she told the ABC.

Ms Uzawa said since the fans were released in July she had received about 100 orders. She said the fans were available in five different sizes and sold for 9,900 yen ($107).

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