Why should I get a heated dog bed?
should I get a heated dog bed?
dog beds are the ideal choice for the dog who craves warmth while
s/he sleeps. The warmth is great for comfort, healthy for many dogs,
soothing for older dogs, and even eases the pain of arthritis. Heated
dog beds can even be a practical idea when it comes to whelping
selecting your heated dog bed, you should consider its function
with your dog’s unique living situation. How cold does it get in
the winter? Does your dog appear to find the air conditioning chilly
in the summer months? Does your dog simply seem to crave any warm
area, no matter the time of year? If so, a heated dog bed could
be seventh heaven to your pooch.
if it doesn’t get too cold, or if you don’t use air conditioning,
most dogs still love the feel of a good heated bed – with the exception
only of in the hottest of summer months. Moreover, with good quality
heated dog beds, you can remove – or simply unplug – the heater,
so that your dog can enjoy the comfort of the bed itself, which
is usually made of a good quality foam. This is especially true
in the case of heated dog beds made of a layer or two of thick orthopedic
dog beds will frequently warm up to between 10� and 15� Celsius
above the temperature of the room. Higher quality heated dog beds
will come with a thermostat that will allow you to select just the
right temperature for your dog’s comfort.
dog beds are electric, and plug into the wall for safe warmth while
your dog is napping. The foam is not only comfortable, but it helps
maintain an evenly distributed and consistent heat.
sure that the cover of your heated dog bed is durable, removable,
machine washable, and is stain resistant. Otherwise, it will become
very unpleasant, very quickly. Moreover, you will want to wash your
heated dog bed cover more frequently than a regular dog bed cover
because the heat will cause the release of more odors.
you decide where you’ll be keeping your heated dog bed, it will
help you choose the proper model. Most models are suited for indoor
use only. This means that you will need to be careful to select
a heated dog bed that is approved for outdoor use, if you intend
to have your dog use in your garage or on your sheltered porch.
Your heated dog bed must be protected from moisture, as it is an
electric device, and you don’t want it to short out or catch fire
due to rain, snow, or other sources of moisture.
your heated dog bed close to the power source. Even though many
models have power cords that extend over 10 feet, you should try
to keep it close to the wall, as it will be a hazard if your dog
could trip over the cord, or accidentally pull it partially, or
all the way out of the socket.
choose the right size heated dog bed for your pet, measure him or
her while s/he is lying down. Measure from the base of the tail
to the tip of the nose, and add 12 cm to your total. It’s better
to get a bed that is too big than too small. When in doubt, choose
the next size up.
the right heated dog bed, your pooch is certain to be comfy and
cozy year round.
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