CUILLIN DOG COOLING COAT
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.
Help your dog stay cool and refreshed this summer with a Cuillin Cooling Coat. (pronounced coo-linn)
My dog cooling coats are made from a soft lightweight nonwoven foam fabric that absorbs and retains water. This amazing fabric becomes really cold when activated by water. It has a mesh layer within the foam making it very strong.
Cuillin Cooling Coats slip over your dog's head and have an underbelly strap which covers the chest of your dog, and fastens with hook and loop tape (the photo shows a webbing and buckle strap but I am finding that the coat can slide to the side and so I am reverting back to hook and loop). 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.
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 look 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
IMPORTANT: The cooling coat must be stored dry to prevent mildew from appearing.
When not in use, and 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 separately as there may be colour run. Do not use conditioners or softeners and do not tumble dry
We have tried out the Freckles-design cooling coat for our Sprocker Spaniel (Scout) in the UAE during summer. The dog arrived mid-Aug 23’ and morning temps were anything from 32-35 degrees and high humidity (70% +). Prior to putting the jacket, Scout would be panting from around 5-minutes into a walk, but with the jacket he is sometimes not panting at all and on some occasions he is panting but still continues to walk/play. Prior to the jacket he’d have to stop under shade and chill out for a few minutes. Honestly, this jacket is magic. It has magical powers. The jacket also is quite fuss free and you simply wet the coat and slip on the dog, fastening with 2 Velcro straps and off you go. A great design. Like I said, magical powers. Scout is in a Medium and he is 14kg and a lean dog. A thoroughly deserved 5 stars! 👌
The cooling coat is just the best, it isn’t bulky like other cooling coats, it’s thin and flexible. Both my pooch and I love it for its versatility.
Works so well, keeps my dogs as cool as possible, fits perfectly and is by far the best cooling coat I’ve tried! Very happy customer and happy chilled dogs
Seillean wouldn't be surviving without his new cooling coat, in this unprecedented heatwave, it is a literal lifesaver!
It fits well, like other items I’ve purchased from Freckles designs the quality is second to none
It’s not been hot enough yet though.