Due to the amount of orders received your ThermLow Cooling Vest will be posted to you in approximately a week.
The ThermLow Cooling Short Vest has been designed for those that wish to concentrate on cooling down the body core temperature and the length is 65% of the standard ThermLow coooling vests.
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.
This item is for a Standard Size Cooling Vest. Please click here for guidance on measuring your dog.
The Length (A) in the table below is based on the FULL length of your dog - the vest will actually be made to 65% of this length.
Should a Standard Size not be quite right we also make Made to Measure vests. To order a Made to Measure ThermLow Cooling Vest please click here
|SIZE||LENGTH (A)||GIRTH (B)||
|Extra Small||35cm||35cm||23cm||Yorkshire Terrier|
|Small||40cm||40cm||26cm||Jack Russell, Bichon Frise|
|Medium||48cm||48cm||31cm||Cocker Spaniel, Border Terrier|
|Intermediate||54cm||54cm||35cm||Sprocker Spaniel, Beagle|
|Large||60cm||60cm||39cm||Springer Spaniel, Pointer, Border Collie|
|Extra Large||70cm||75cm||46cm||Golden Retriever, Large Border Collie|
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 up to 5 days 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.