The Cooling Vests are made from a soft lightweight PVA foam fabric that absorbs and retains water. The coat will stay moist and cool for several hours (dependant on weather conditions) however your dog will remain dry. The evaporative process activated by the cool fabric allows your dog to cool down more than the outside air.
The cooling vest slips over your dog's head and has an underbelly strap which covers the chest of your dog and allows the body core to cool down too. This provides for a more efficient cooling process.
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.
Made to Measure
This item is a Made to Measure item. Please click here for guidance on measuring your dog.
The price of the Made to Measure vest is based on the length of the vest.
- First please enter the measurements in centimetres for length, girth, and neck size.
- Then please choose the size range that the length of your vest falls into so that the correct price for your vest is selected.
Please use the Additional Information text box to provide any further information that you may feel to be useful. For example if your dog is particularly deep chested you may wish to provide the chest and waist measurement too, or if you have a broad dog you may wish to provide the breast measurement.
Please measure your dog carefully as Made to Measure vests are non returnable, unless the item is faulty or there is an error on the part of Freckles Designs.
Please do not choose a shorter length then the true length of your dog in order to get a lower priced vest as the positioning of the velcro is dictated by the length of the dog. If you did this the vest will not fit right, and as it is your error no refund will be given.
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.
The custom size cooling vest fits perfectly.Weather has now cooled down, but now we are ready for the heat or the dog is anyway.
Arrived in great time even though told it would be couple weeks. Fitted great - good advice and help on measuring.
Only used it once so far as weather changed but did the job. We are going travelling with her so will be using it more often than not. Good product, the fact it’s custon made to fit her is good.
As we live in Spain, I have purchased 2 of these cooling vests for my boys, they are brilliant for keeping them cool in the hot temperatures we are having .
I bought a cooling vest for my dog, Vinnie, because he’s a mixed breed he wasn’t a standard size so we had a made to measure vest. I can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought for him. It’s such an effective yet simple idea. He’s had a lot of use from it. The communication with Angie at Freckles was excellent and I thoroughly recommend not only the cooling vests but the company. Thank you from Vinnie. I have sent you a photo of him in his vest which I’m happy for you to use
Very fast turnaround on my order.
I have one very happy little dog with his cooling jacket!