Extreme heat affects your dog's ability to regulate its body temperature, making them vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. A dog cooling vest is ideal for combatting high temperatures and avoiding heat stroke and its effects. Dog cooling vests are usually water-activated and suit all dog breeds. Here are our top five dog cooling vests.
This dog cooling vest has a cotton shell and a fluid retaining PVA core. Its size and cut make it ideal for young French bulldogs or Shiba puppies under four kilogrammes.
This dog cooling vest has two size options for most dogs under 12.2KG. It has a rear-facing closure with velcro and a tight edge design. This dog cooling vest comes in an attractive blue colour scheme with an elegant binding and wide neck opening. It is machine washable and suits standard collars and leashes.
This dog cooling vest has an adjustable design and nature-derived filling with a breathable woven exterior. It is freezer safe for a maximum cooling effect on long-haired dog breeds.
This blue Ancol cooling vest is available in large and extra large sizes for dogs with broad torsos and bellies. It comprises 100% polyester with antimicrobial properties and can hold moisture for three hours in moderate humidity. This dog cooling vest closes with a wrap-around flap with a hook and loop fastener.
This dog cooling coat covers a dog’s neck, torso, back and belly. It has a snug cut and includes two nylon closure straps around the chest and torso. It activates in minutes and remains moist without soaking your dog’s coat. This dog cooling vest is suitable for dogs with limited vest-wearing experience and keeps the neck area unrestrained.
This dog cooling vest is ideal for long-backed dogs and resists corrosion caused by seawater and chlorine. Its adjustable design grows with most dogs from puppyhood and lasts for years in a dry, dark storage area.
This Prestige dog cooling vest is appropriate for adult and senior dogs. It has a four-flap closure system and an open torso. This dog cooling vest is lightweight and works well in extreme heat. Its synthetic fibres are 100% free of allergens and safe in most washing machines. It is light blue with black edging.
This dog cooling vest has an aluminium D-ring for metal or nylon leashes and a generous cut for broad dogs. It suits puppies and dogs of all life stages and will not snag long, fluffy hair types.
This Mokcci dog cooling vest has a sporty look, a sweat-wicking skin layer and a quick-cooling shell. It comprises durable nylon with padded leg holes, light-reflective accents and an ultra-violet resistant tier for sunny days. It has two colour combinations: grey with green trim and grey with orange trim.
Dog cooling vests vary by style and materials. Getting a good fit is a tricky process. Arm yourself with knowledge before hunting for a dog cooling vest.
A: Sweating helps warm-blooded animals regulate body temperature. For dogs, sweating happens only through their paws. As a result, dogs do not manage well on hot days. Dog cooling vests typically feature washable fabrics. Many dog cooling vests are machine washable, eliminating the need to clean them by hand. Despite their reliance on moisture, dog cooling vests need regular cleaning. A dog cooling vest may absorb dirt, dead skin cells, grass or sand from outdoor areas. Get the most out of a dog cooling vest by keeping your dog in a shady area or indoors. Direct sunlight dries out some dog-cooling vests rapidly. Help your dog stay cool with access to clean drinking water or a large kiddie pool. Give your dog chilled water to help speed up the cooling process.
A: Most dog cooling vests need a five to ten-minute soak in cold water before use. After this soaking period, it is customary to wring out excess liquid. Dog cooling vests continuously draw moisture from a dog's coat and release it into the air as evaporation. This moisture carries away excess heat. Dog cooling vests may use a dual or triple-layer design for maximum cooling times. Many feature an absorbent base layer that stays wet and an external mesh that increases the evaporation rate for fast cooling. All dog cooling vests need thorough drying before storage. Dry a dog cooling vest on a low dryer setting or outdoors. Dog cooling vests hold moisture for hours. Reapplication is necessary at regular periods on hot days. It is not wise to rely on a cooling vest as a primary cooling method. The best way to manage high temperatures is through a cooled environment, adequate hydration and regular grooming for long-haired dogs.