Protect your dog from the sun! K9 Cool Coats are made by Saratoga Horseworks from the same Oasis fabric used for their horse turnout sheets. Oasis fabric is a 100% polyester mesh that offers superior durability while at the same being soft, breathable, and coat friendly. It is an extremely reflective fabric that offers UV-protection (blocking both UVA and UVB radiation) so it will help keep your dog cool even when the coat is dry. For additional cooling, submerge the Cool Coat in cool water prior to use. If it dries out, refresh it with just a spray of water. Unlike other fabrics used for cool coats, Oasis does not become oversaturated and heavy. If needed, a fan blowing over the coat increases the cooling power dramatically. However, please monitor your dog as he could actually become too cool. Easy to use and maintain.
The K9 Cool Coat features an adjustable/removable belly band and contouring pleats to ensure a good fit. Click on the Sizing tab for information on measuring and fitting your dog for the K9 Cool Coat.
What size coat does your dog need? Click on the Sizing tab above for instructions on how to measure your dog and choose the appropriate size.
How the K9 Cool Coat Fits: The Cool Coat goes over the dog's head and buckles in front of the chest. It has a removable, adjustable belly band that is secured around your dog's girth with Velcro attachments.
How to Measure Your Dog: K9 Cool Coats are ordered by back length measurement. Be sure that your dog is standing squarely, with head up, and is looking straight ahead. Following the contour of the dog's back closely, measure from the base of his neck (the point where the neck joins the body) to the base of his tail (the point where the tail joins the body). Round up or down to the next even number of inches, taking tail carriage into consideration—for dogs with very high tail carriage, choose the next smaller size. If you are uncertain, call or email us for assistance.
Most dogs fit in the coat with a standard belly band. If, however, you have a dog with a very deep or a very narrow chest, then we also suggest measuring his girth so that we can give you a custom belly band for the coat. To do this, measure around the dog’s rib cage directly behind his front legs and over the withers. If the dog's girth measurement is larger than what's indicated in the chart below for his correct Cool Coat size, then please enter his girth size when you order this item. We will send you a belly band based on that information.
If you are still uncertain of what size you should purchase, please call or email us for assistance.
Let the Cool Coat dry completely prior to storage.
- Attach the Velcro belly band to the coat when not in use and also when machine washing the coat.
- Machine wash on gentle cyle (cool water) using a mild detergent; line dry.
It's cool even after 1/2 hour
Granted it's the showiest coat out there, but if you want to keep your dog cool, this is the ONLY coat you should consider. I don't always use really cold water, yet after 30 minutes, put your hand between the coat and the dog; there is a measurable difference. Many of the fancy coats look pretty, but after a short time they actually trap the heat.
I also have Standard Poodles in show coat and this coat doesn't wet the hair and destroy the grooming.
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