CUILLIN DOG COOLING COAT (Size: Extra Small 14" )
Materials and Care
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. However, 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 become dry and hard and then can be safely stored away.
DO NOT try and unfold it is hard and dry as it may tear. Instead when you are ready to use it again, rewet it by soaking it in a sink or bucket and it will become soft and supple again and can then be unfolded.
If required, the vest can be machine washed at 30 degrees celcius or hand rinsed in cool water. Only use non-biological powders/liquids. Do not use fabric conditioners or softeners, or dual action tablets.
Please note that the breed guide is a suggestion only and I would always recommend measuring your dog to ensure that the coat you purchase is a good fit.
I also make custom size coats and the price of the coats are based on the length of the coat. There are separate product pages for custom sizes for each of the coat styles.
Size: Extra Small
Breed Suggestions: Yorkshire Terrier, Manchester Terrier or similar sized breeds
Help your dog stay cool and refreshed with a Cuillin Cooling Coat, designed and made in Scotland by Freckles Designs.
The Dog Cooling Coats 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 coat is damp, your dog will remain dry.
Cuillin Cooling Coats 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.
The Cuillin Cooling Coat is available this year in Blue and Pink. Please note that the fabric is slightly different to previous years due to supplier issues but it is still a PVA foam fabric and works exactly the same through the evaporation process.
Why does my dog need a cooling coat?
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 body heat in this way. Using a cooling vest can therefore help your dog maintain a normal body temperature.
How to use the coat
To use the Cuillin cooling coat 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 loop fastenings. If the coat starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect.
How long does the coat stay cool?
This depends on the outside temperature, but generally it will stay cool for a few hours. If the coat starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect.
Caring for your cooling coat
When not in use, while the coat is still damp, fold the coat into the shape that you would like to store it in. Let it dry naturally and it will become very hard and then it can be safely stored away.
When you wish to use the coat again, DO NOT try and unfold your cooling vest when it is hard and dry as it could tear. Instead soak it in water for a couple of minutes and it will become soft and supple again and ready to use.
If you are going out for the day and wish to take it with you to use later, I recommend that you soak it first at home in the sink, it can then be placed damp in a plastic bag for use later. However, it is not recommended that the vest is stored in a plastic bag for longer than a day once wet as it may start to smell.
When using the coat if it starts drying out, simply re-wet it to maintain the cooling effect. If required, the cooling coat can be machine washed at 30 degrees. Wash seperately as there may be colour run. Do not use conditioners or softeners and do not tumble dry