We know that bright sunlight can cause discomfort for our eyes, so most of us wear sunglasses or a hat on sunny days to avoid squinting and eye damage. The same is true for dogs; light sensitivity is especially common in dogs with blue and light-colored eyes and a little shade can go a long way to make them more comfortable outdoors.
There are also many eye conditions where sun protection is important including pannus (chronic superficial keratitis), iris atrophy and sun-induced cancers of the eyes, eyelids and pigment around the eyes. For dogs with shorter noses that are shaded by the bill, the puplid can also protect the nose from sunburn and reduce the risk for sun induced skin cancers on the nose.
Use treats and fun rewards to help your dog get used to their PupLid. Let your dog sniff their PupLid until they accept it. Gently place the hat on your dog’s head, pull the ears through and fasten the chinstrap. Keep the first few sessions short to help your dog get used to wearing it. When hat-wearing is paired with a favorite walk or trip to the park, many dogs start getting excited to see their hat because they know they are about to go on an adventure!
In a word, great! Check out the video on our home page which shows our dog, Buddy, playing ball and running full-speed with his hat on.
Overall there are 5 points of contact around the hat, two located on each side and one under the chin. All these contact points mean the hat stays on without needing to make it too tight. The hook and loop fastens under the chin with room and allows for adjustment. The slider loops can be moved up and down the elastic bands for more subtle adjustment. See all the PupLid custom fit features here.
Please do not place the puplid too tightly around your dog’s neck or ears for obvious safety and comfort reasons. If it’s too small, return the puplid for a full refund.
There are five puplid sizes available; XXS, XS, Small, Medium and Large.
The XXS measures 3 1/4 inches across at the widest point and 3 inches from front to back not counting the bill.
The XS measures 4 inches across at the widest point and 3.5 inches from front to back not counting the bill.
The Small measures 4 1/2 inches across at the widest point and 4 inches from the back not counting the bill.
The Medium measures 5 1/4 inches across at the widest point and 4 3/4 inches from front to back not counting the bill.
The Large measures 6 1/2 inches across at the widest point and 6 and 1/2 inches from the front to back not counting the bill.
* These measurements are taken straight across the hat using a ruler not a tape measure, so make sure to measure your dog's head the same way.
See our Sizing page for more info.
Please check out our Dog Breed Selector on the PupLid homepage. Choose from the drop downs to see various decked-out dogs by breed. To see dogs wearing all of our puplids sizes please visit our Gallery Photos.
The XXS is super tiny and light, and weighing in at about 0.6 ounce.
The XS weighs 0.8 ounce.
The Small weighs 1.0 ounce.
The Medium weighs 1.5 ounces.
The Large weighs 1.7 ounces.
Puplids are made of the same material as standard trucker hats. The crown consists of polyester mesh and a foam backed front panel. The adjustment system consists of polyester and cotton side slider loops and chin strap tabs. The chin strap is backed with hook and loop fasteners, and the main strap consists of elastic cord for flexibility.
If you’re not satisfied with your PupLid purchase, we will be happy to issue you a full refund. In order to receive a refund, please send back your purchase including the packing slip which contains the order number to:
3830 Valley Centre Drive
Suite 705 PMB 654
San Diego, CA 92130
After we receive it, we will issue the full refund in 3-5 business days.
If you would like to exchange your puplid for a different size or style, please return it per the instructions above and email email@example.com with your updated order. We will send you a new draft order which you can approve and submit payment for anytime, which will tell us to go ahead and send you the replacement with free shipping.
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