Help your dog stay cool and refreshed with a ThermLow cooling vest, designed and made in Scotland by Freckles Designs.
The Dog Cooling Vests are made from a soft lightweight nonwoven PVA foam fabric that absorbs and retains water. This amazing fabric becomes really cold when activated by water. The coat will stay moist and cool for several hours (dependant on weather conditions) and the evaporative process activated by the cool fabric allows your dog to cool down more than the outside air. You will also find that although the cooling vest is damp, your dog will remain dry.
ThermLow Cooling Vests slip over your dog's head and have an underbelly strap which covers the chest of your dog, and fastens with a velcro strap. The underbelly strap is very important as this allows the body core to cool down too which provides for a more efficient cooling process, and means your dog is much more comfortable than a coat that simply covers your dog's back.
This item is for a Standard Size Cooling Vest. Please click here for guidance on measuring your dog.
Should a Standard Size not be quite right we also make custom sized vests. To order a Custom Size ThermLow Cooling Vest please click here
|SIZE||LENGTH (A)||GIRTH (B)||NECK OPENING||BREED SUGGESTIONS|
|Extra Small||35cm||35cm||30cm||Yorkshire Terrier|
|Small||40cm||40cm||32cm||Jack Russell, Bichon Frise|
|Medium||48cm||48cm||35cm||Cocker Spaniel, Border Terrier|
|Large||60cm||60cm||46cm||Springer Spaniel, Pointer, Small Border Collie|
|Large Deep||65cm||65cm||48cm||Large Pointer, Dalmation|
|Extra Large||70cm||75cm||55cm||Golden Retriever, Large Border Collie|
|C1||40cm||50cm||40cm||French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier|
French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier
French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier
Why does my dog need a cooling vest?
Unlike humans, dogs do not have efficient cooling systems and so they can overheat easily. Dogs try to regulate their body temperature by panting, or by perspiring through the pads of their paws, as they have almost no sweat glands like humans. However, dogs can only expel a small fraction of a their excess bodyheat in this way. Using a cooling vest can therefore help your dog maintain a normal body temperature.
How to use the vest
To use the ThermLow cooling vest simply soak it in in water and then wring out so that it is moist but not dripping. Slip it over your dog’s head, tuck the underbelly strap between the dog's front legs and bring the straps up and secure the hook and look fastenings. If the coat starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect.
How long does the vest stay cool?
This depends on the outside temperature, but generally it will stay cool for a few hours. If the vest starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect.
Caring for your vest
The vest can be stored wet for short periods of time in the plastic bag provided, for example if you are going out for the day. Do not store your vest in the plastic bag for a long period of time as mildew may occur. When not in use, fold the vest up while wet, and it will dry and can be safely stored away. DO NOT try and unfold it when dry - when you are ready to use it again, rewet it and it will become soft and supple again.
If required, the vest can be machine washed at 30 degrees celcius or hand rinsed in cool water. Do not use conditioners or softeners.
Please allow a week for your ThermLow Cooling Vest to be posted to you. You will receive an email notifying you when your vest is on it's way.
This coat is so well made, and fits like a glove - something we’ve really struggled with in the past with our Frenchie. He can move really freely in it and it means he can keep enjoying his walks as the weather gets warmer.
First got a cooling vest about 6 years ago for an asthmatic dog. We got made to measure because he was deep-chested and it fitted him perfectly. It was a lifesaver. My other dogs also have them. They are all cold-seekers and the vests improve life when we have to be iut and about in summer immensely. I even leave them on indoors when it’s especially hot. The chest piece makes them extra effective and they stay on even very active young dogs.
It does exactly what it says it does - it keeps my dog very cool. She lives wearing it and keeps her lively and cool and very relaxed, which is exactly what I bought the vest to do. Excellent value for good quality merchandise.
It fits well and keeps the dog cool for several hours before you need to wet it again.
We have a heavy set black Labrador who panted all day in the slightest heat.
What a great invention.
Our dog hates having things put on him but he loves this and can’t wait to get it on in the sun.