Heated Dog Beds
Why get a heated dog bed?
There are many reasons your dog may need a heated dog bed. Some smaller dog breeds have little to no body hair or body fat. In cooler climates, this means you have to provide some external source of heat for the dog. A
heated bed is a simple, comfortable way for a dog to stay warm while he sleeps. As a dog ages, they may begin to suffer from arthritis or other physical problems. Just like us, when they get cold, their joints stiffen up.
A heated dog bed can help keep older animals warmer so they don’t get extremely stiff while they sleep.
Benefits of a heated dog bed
Heated dog beds can make your dogs life much more comfortable. On cold nights, your dog can snuggle down in his heated bed and remain consistently warm all night.
A heated dog bed will keep a constant temperature and make it easier for you to keep your pet warm without a lot of effort. Heated dog beds come in a range of sizes and colors to accommodate all of your needs.
Problems with a heated dog bed
Just as with heated blankets, heated dog beds can get too warm for the dog. This may prompt the dog to leave the bed and go sleep somewhere not as toasty warm.
Heated dog beds are also more expensive than the average dog bed, and they do require connection to an electrical outlet. Some owners move the dogs bed from room to room and this can be more difficult with a heated dog bed that must be plugged in while in use.
These beds can also be heavier than the average dog bed. If the dog requires heat all night long, then the heated dog bed will need to remain on all night.
Like any electrical item, this can pose a fire hazard if the electrical outlet is covered or somehow sparks.