Got the girls a heated blanket...

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And now they won't leave their dog bed! LOL! :)

 

For anyone interested in this sort of thing for their dog -

This is a Biddeford brand twin size heated matress pad (folded over once to fit their bed). Target sells them as well as Amazon. Being a matress pad this does not have the lump things I recall the last electric blanket I saw having. (has been a while so they could be different now...) It is fairly soft and smooth. Being cheap china junk I honestly can't see this thing making it through more than a few washing machine cycles before becoming ruined or unsafe. No plans to even try... If (and when) it gets too nasty I am tossing it and buying something better. :)

While it does get a 'little' bit warm if cranked up all the way to the highest setting - It is pitifully weak as far as the heat output. 120 volts ought to be able to do a LOT better than what this puts out in my opinion. Warmer than nothing but their pillow but not by very much! 

 

Thinking about looking for a better quality twin size electric blanket to replace this with but have not done any homework researching them yet. Suggestions welcome and appreciated!

Have noticed while searching that it seems most anything listed as 'for dogs' when searching for heated pads suddenly becomes stupid expensive. LOL!  Pretty sure with these girls I can get by with the lowly and lesser expensive 'human' grade warming pads for their bed as they are not at all destructive with anything there ever. A blanket or pillow in their crates would get shredded in short order but the same blanket on their bed would not and does not get molested at all. Dogs are weird like that sometimes...

 

Had to do it a slight bit differently but did get the crate heat worked out for these dogs and how they treat stuff in their crates.

 

 

 

 

They are lucky dogs - mine don't get heated blankets!  We keep the house fairly warm - about 68-70 degrees. I also run the gas fireplace a lot and keep a dog bed in front of it.

My Jezebel has never regrown her coat from when she was shaved for an abdominal Ultrasound in July - so sometimes she wears a doggy t-shirt.  They all sleep on dog beds in our bedroom at night, and I cover them with blankets.... which they seem to like a lot.  

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They are lucky dogs - mine don't get heated blankets!  We keep the house fairly warm - about 68-70 degrees. I also run the gas fireplace a lot and keep a dog bed in front of it.

 

I think I despise the cold as much as my girls. Keep it between 72 - 74 inside when home unless we are 'roasting' out with the propane space heaters. Those things will get it up 80ish in a hurry! LOL! :)

I shot the IR thermometer at Patiences belly when she was roasting out in front of her buddy heater one time and it read 107... She refused to move till the propane ran empty in the heater and it was out!

 

The way I look at it - The girls only have one life to live and if it costs me a few bucks extra here and there to make it a damn good one then so be it!

 

:)

 

OMG I'd be dying of heat stroke at your house - haha. Ask any woman that has gone through menopause, and they would say the same! HAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!