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FAQs

 

How big is the hat?

There are four sizes available; XS, Small, Medium and Large.

The XS hat measures 3 1/4 inches across at the widest point and 3 inches from front to back not counting the bill. 

The Small hat measures 4 1/2 inches across at the widest point and 4 inches from the back not counting the bill. 

The Medium hat 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 hat 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.

Will it fit my dog?

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 hats by hat size please visit our Gallery Photos.

How well do the hats stay on?

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. 

How does the hat stay 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.

How do I put it on my dog?

The easiest way is to unfasten the hook and loop chin straps. Next place the hat on your dog's head and slide the ears through both side loop straps. Once the hat is in place on your dog's head, fasten the hook and loop closures under the chin. Be sure the fit is loose enough for you to fit a couple of fingers between your dog's neck and chin strap. Move the side slider loops and toggles to customize the fit for your dog. Visit our Custom Fit guide for more help.

Please don’t fasten the hat too tightly around your dog’s neck or ears for obvious safety and comfort reasons. If it’s too small, return the hat for a full refund.

How do I get my dog to wear a hat?

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!

How much does it weigh?

The XS hat is super light and weighs 0.4 ounce. 

The Small hat weighs 0.9 ounce.

The Medium hat weighs 1.2 ounces.

The Large hat weighs 1.4 ounces.

What is the hat made of?

It is made of the same material as standard trucker hats. The main hat consists of polyester, cotton, 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.

What are the Medical Benefits of PupLid Hats?

Just like in people, bright sunlight can cause discomfort for dogs and lead dogs to squint their eyes. Light sensitivity is especially common in dogs with blue and light-colored eyes. 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 hat's bill, the hat can also protect the nose from sunburn and reduce the risk for sun induced skin cancers on the nose.  

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