Cool Coats for your Dogs;
They really do help.
Take a look at my tummy panel cool coat, made of synthetic chamois. It has a velcro closure at neck and girth (buckle closure available if you'd rather) to make it super easy to put on. The tummy panel provides extra cooling near the core of your pup where it is needed most. And check out the ice pocket! For really hot days or for dogs who overheat easily (pugs, Frenchies), ice can be placed in the pocket for quick cool down.
Cool coats for dogs have been pretty popular lately. If you take your pup to agility trials or dog shows you have probably seen them in use. There are several types out there; each with their own benefits and drawbacks.
1) Mine are made with synthetic chamois so they are machine washable.
2) They do not have to be kept wet because they won't get brittle.
3) Added benefit is that they don't get musty from being constantly wet.
4) And they don't get super heavy.
5) f you wring out the extra water, they don't get your dog wet either.
I make my chamois coats myself. I have several ready made for shows, etc., but make most of them custom as they are ordered. This way I can provide the best fit possible. And check out the colors!
I use synthetic chamois made of 100% rayon by the company that makes "Sham Wow!" (remember them?) but a grade heavier. The great thing about this stuff is that it absorbs the water and cools for quite a while.
This style velcros at the front with a band under the belly that velcros on both sides; allowing equal pull on each side for balance. This one is the most adjustable for growing pups or for dogs who don't have accurate measurements handy.
Then there is the collar. Same chamois fabric. Velcros at the neck with an ice pocket. And super quick on and off. These work well alone or can be paired with a jacket for more cooling. They cool over those big carotid arteries to cool the entire body a bit.
Summer will be here before we know it. You and your dog will have alot more fun if the heat isn't such a problem. You can contact me through my website, www.madebyde.com or call me at 307-575-0133. If you're on Etsy, my page is Madebyde and you can order that way. I look forward to hearing from you.