DOG COOLING VEST - FRENCH BULLDOG
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 with a ThermLow cooling vest, designed and made in Scotland by Freckles Designs and tailored to fit the body shape and proportions of a French Bulldog, or similar type breeds.
The Dog Cooling Vests 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 vest is damp, your dog will remain dry.
ThermLow Cooling Vests 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.
This item is for a French Bulldog Standard Size Cooling Vest. Please click here for guidance on measuring your dog.
Should a Standard Size not be quite right we also make custom sized vests. To order a Custom Size ThermLow Cooling Vest please click here
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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.