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Using a Heated Mat for an Outdoor Dog House

by Barbara 19. October 2008 16:23

Question about the product: ES-CZP-FWB Super Footwarmer Heated Mat.

Q: "My Alaskan Malamute is elderly yet wants to stay in his dog house in the back yard in the worst of weather. The dog house is insulated. But he is arthritic. Can I use the Super Footwarmer under a blanket to keep him comfortable?"--Dwight

Answer: The Super Footwarmer is not recommended for animals to lie on. The cord is not protected.

I have two suggestions for you.

First, the Farm Innovators Large Plastic Heated Pet Mat. This 24 inch x 29 inch plastic heating mat for animals comes with a fleece cover, has an anti-chew cord protector and uses only 100 watts of power. There is a thermostatic control to keep the dog mat at a safe temperature.

Second, the Allied Precision large heated pet mat. This plastic covered unit also draws only 100 watts and has a thermostatic control. Not only does it have a anti-chew cord protector, but also it has a fully grounded plug. Dimensions: 23 inches x 29 inches. No cover comes with it. You can cover it with a blanket or any cover you choose.

Safe Home Products also sells smaller sized heated mats for outdoor pets as well as heated dog beds for indoor use.

Thanks for your question.
Sincerely, Barbara


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