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Are Dog Drying Coats Worth It?

After a refreshing bath, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of clean fur and a happy, rejuvenated dog.

However, depending on what type of dog breed you’re working with, the post-bath drying process can be long. 

I’m working with Newfoundlands so the drying is the longest part of our bathing routine.

That’s why I’m always looking for ways to speed up the process no matter how small it might be.

We normally use cotton towels or swimmers towels to soak up some of the excess water and then follow with 1-2 hours of blow drying with a high-velocity dog dryer. 

brown Newfoundland dog wearing green XL drying coat

However, my curiosity towards dog-drying coats got the best of me last month so I purchased a few and now I’m a big fan of them.

Drying coats, or dog bathrobes, are designed to swiftly and effectively absorb moisture from your dog’s coat, reduce that wet dog smell and save you some blow drying time.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of using a dog drying coat.

big dog wearing green dog bath robe

Benefits Of Dog Drying Coats

Rapid Drying Technology

Dog drying coats are engineered with select materials, usually a soft microfiber, designed to quickly absorb moisture from your dog’s fur.

Unlike traditional towels that may only surface-dry your dog, these coats go deep into the fur, wicking away moisture and promote faster drying.

This not only helps to dry your dog but it can also help to prevent potential skin issues and smells that can arise from prolonged dampness.

Reduced Wet Dog Odor

Wet dog smell is something every dog owner is familiar with, and it’s not the most pleasant aroma to have lingering in your home or car.

By using a dog drying coat, you can significantly reduce the duration your dog spends damp, thereby minimizing wet dog odor.

dog drying coats

Convenient and Time-Saving

Traditional methods of drying a wet dog, such as using towels can be time-consuming and labor-intensive.

While drying coats don’t completely dry a Newfie, they can streamline the drying process, allowing you to simply wrap your dog in the coat and let it work its magic while you attend to other tasks.

Then you can turn on your high-velocity dog dryer and finish drying the rest of the coat. 

What To Look For

Material and Construction

Dog drying coats come in a variety of materials, including microfiber, fleece, and absorbent fabrics.

Microfiber coats are known for their rapid drying capabilities, while fleece coats provide added warmth.

Consider the climate and your dog’s comfort preferences when choosing the material.

2 bigs dogs wearing drying coats

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Size and Fit 

Not all drying coats are sized the same.

For example, I recently bought 2 dog robes from different brands but both sizes XXXL.

One was too small and barely velcroed close and the other was perfect with a little room to spare. 

Dog drying coats should fit snugly but not restrict movement.

Look for coats with adjustable straps or elastic bands to ensure a secure fit.

Some brands offer custom sizing options to accommodate dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Absorption Capacity

Not all dog drying coats are created equal when it comes to moisture absorption.

Look for coats with high absorbency ratings to ensure thorough drying, especially for dogs like Newfies that have a double coat.

Durability and Longevity

Invest in a dog drying coat made from durable materials that can withstand repeated washing and use.

Reinforced stitching and quality craftsmanship contribute to the longevity of the coat, saving you money in the long run.

Additional Features

Some dog drying coats come with added features such as reflective strips for nighttime visibility, hoods, or adjustable closures for a customized fit.

Consider your dog’s specific needs and lifestyle when choosing a coat with additional features.

Will you be using this for just after baths? For after swimming?

drying coats for big dogs

In my opinion, investing in a dog drying coat is a good decision for dog owners who are looking to speed up the drying process. 

With their rapid drying technology and convenience, these coats offer a range of benefits that make them a must-have dog accessory for baths, rainy days and outdoor adventures and what dog doesn’t look adorable in bathrobe?

This is the drying coat that Lou is wearing in this article: XXXL Dog Drying Coat

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