Do police dogs wear bulletproof vests?

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Police departments and their canine partners want to make the public aware how important bulletproof vests are.

Not only for Police officers but also for their dogs.

There are several K-9 dogs that are wearing these vests to demonstrate their versatility and life-saving capabilities.

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A service dog helps individuals perform tasks they cannot do for themselves because of a disability.

These dogs will often wear a vest or bandanna inscribed with the name of a therapy dog organization.

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Dogs aren't equipped with the same internal cooling mechanisms that we have, so they're more at risk of overheating. Big dogs, long-haired dogs, and brachycephalic breeds are especially susceptible. Dog cooling vests are designed to trap cool air close to your dog's body and keep warm air out.
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Dogs aren't equipped with the same internal cooling mechanisms that we have, so they're more at risk of overheating. Big dogs, long-haired dogs, and brachycephalic breeds are especially susceptible. Dog cooling vests are designed to trap cool air close to your dog's body and keep warm air out.
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A dog weighted vest can injure and distress any dog at an early age.
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Some customers have had problems with the extra small size not fitting well on their dogs. Weighted vests are beneficial to dogs.
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The vests work under the theory that pressure applied to the dog's torso causes a calming effect similar to swaddling a crying infant or hugging a distressed person.

Some brands of anxiety wrap include The Original anxiety Wrap, ThunderShirt (pictured right), and Calm Coat, for example.

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Though many police departments formally swear dogs in as police officers, this swearing-in is purely honorary, and carries no legal significance. Police dogs also play a major role in American penal systems.
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