Oct 16, 2012 - Yes, heated pet beds are mostly safe for dogs and cats. As with any electrical appliance, you should be sure to plug it into a surge protector.
If your small dog expends a lot of energy shivering, a heated dog bed can reduce discomfort by safely warming them up. Some styles offer a lowered front, giving your pup easy access to their warmed sleeping quarters. And once it is ready for some cleanup, their removable cushion can be taken off for a hassle-free wash. Self-heated dog beds are an ideal choice if you pup’s bed isn’t close to an outlet. That’s because a layer of special insulation within self-heated dog beds radiates warmth generated from your pet’s own body keeping them comfortably snug.
Many pet owners express concern about wires and kitty claws. All of our pet beds are held to the highest safety standards and are claw and teeth resistant. Not only can you count on a warm bed for your feline, but a safe and secure one as well. Explore our selection of heated cat beds and find the size and shape that’s right for your home!
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Some dog parents just do not like the idea of their pet sleeping on an electric bed – however, it’s worth noting that all products reviewed below are accepted as quite safe. Still, if your dog has a bad habit of digging or , you may want to avoid electric-based heating dog beds!Outdoor cats can be a worry, especially if you are away from home all day. Luckily, there are outdoor heated beds and pads that may safely be left in a shed or your garage or anywhere dry that your pet has access to.These are some of the best most popular electric heated pads for dog beds. Like the electic heated dog beds, the pads are pet safe and have special chew resistant cords so your pet will be safe from electric shock.Other energy sources in addition to household power are available to heat pet beds. If your dog travels by car in cold weather, you may want a pet blanket that is not only heated by household electricity, but has an adapter to 12-volt power. Another option uses microwave energy to generate heat that is stored in a covered pad. The heat pad is placed in a microwave oven for about five minutes, then tucked into a safe pad cover and placed in the dog's bed. The pad can retain heat for up to about 12 hours. Advantages are that the heat does not exceed 102 degrees Fahrenheit (the maximum safe and comfortable temperature for a heated pet bed), there is no cord danger, and the cover can be removed and cleaned easily. In its winter 2009 "Newsletter of the Community Practice Service," the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine reported that heated pet beds can be used safely indoors and can even be used in an outdoor dog house as long as an electrical cord can be extended safely to reach the area. Regardless of whether the bed is used indoors or in a dry outside shelter, it's important to make sure the heated pet bed is not too hot. If it feels too hot for you, then it's too hot for your dog. Electrical heating pads and pet beds without a working thermostat and safety settings pose a threat not only to your cat but to your home. When you first start using a new heated cat bed, check the settings carefully and make sure that the bed is behaving as it should. Old and sick cats with severely aching joints and other problems may not realize that their fur or skin is burning in time to prevent injury, so you'll have to keep an eye on things just to make sure everything is okay.