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Heat Pads - For dog?

Have you seen these in pet stores here? I haven't searched much but 2 small independent shops had no idea what i was talking about..
Seems it stays warm for 10 hours.

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...eable-heat-pad

Dogface doesn't always want to accompany us to Ikea for example so even though he always wears a fur coat, I thought one of these would be nice for cold days? (when he stays in the car - not tied up outside)

Tried it? Seen it here?

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Re: Heat Pads - For dog?

OMG now you have me looking at knitting patterns for dog jumpers & hats.
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Re: Heat Pads - For dog?

Well, you find the equivalent for humans and especially babies in pharmacies and most baby shops.
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Have you seen these in pet stores here? I haven't searched much but 2 small independent shops had no idea what i was talking about..
Seems it stays warm for 10 hours.

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...eable-heat-pad

Dogface doesn't always want to accompany us to Ikea for example so even though he always wears a fur coat, I thought one of these would be nice for cold days? (when he stays in the car - not tied up outside)

Tried it? Seen it here?
Hello, I was going to suggest either a well wrapped hot water bottle or even a heated cherry stone sack, but then remembered it was for a puppy, with a predisposition to chewing, so probably not the way to go.
I think the heating pad you linked to ( expensive as it is), would be a good solution, for you, the pup and the car.

Just please don't tell me you are really even contemplating up to 10 hours in Ikea!!!
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Re: Heat Pads - For dog?

A dog bed with a blanket in, to lie on, is all he needs.

Dogs don't like to be too warm, or continual cold-hot-cold (or vice-versa) temperature changes.

I think something like these heat pads is just a gimmick, praying on anxious owners.

My cocker doesn't seem to mind the cold at all, and avoids direct sunlight, if he can, even in winter.
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A dog bed with a blanket in, to lie on, is all he needs.

Dogs don't like to be too warm, or continual cold-hot-cold (or vice-versa) temperature changes.

I think something like these heat pads is just a gimmick, praying on anxious owners.

My cocker doesn't seem to mind the cold at all, and avoids direct sunlight, if he can, even in winter.
Agreed, except, it is still a puppy and I think like babies, may need the extra warmth for the interim.
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Hello, I was going to suggest either a well wrapped hot water bottle or even a heated cherry stone sack, but then remembered it was for a puppy, with a predisposition to chewing, so probably not the way to go.
I think the heating pad you linked to ( expensive as it is), would be a good solution, for you, the pup and the car.

Just please don't tell me you are really even contemplating up to 10 hours in Ikea!!!
10 minutes is enough in Ikea for me.. Much more than that and I would stay in the car too.

Sometimes it's just not really suitable to take dog everywhere.. Like the kids skating lesson, dog comes out for a wander but yes he's a puppy, so sitting outside for an hour isn't ideal so he goes back to the car mid way through.

Did think about hot water bottle too, for about a second then had the vision of him sitting in a pool of boiling water after biting it!
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Agreed, except, it is still a puppy and I think like babies, may need the extra warmth for the interim.
We got ours in November, when he was 5 mths. old, and the dog box with a blanket was sufficient, for the car.

Like most medium/long hair dogs, they have a thick undercoat of very fine, insulating hair that helps to retain their body heat, when it's cold (which the OP will find out when he needs to hoover his house every day, because it's continually shed and replaced).

They just curl up, tuck their head in and use their breath for additional heat.
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10 minutes is enough in Ikea for me.. Much more than that and I would stay in the car too.

Sometimes it's just not really suitable to take dog everywhere.. Like the kids skating lesson, dog comes out for a wander but yes he's a puppy, so sitting outside for an hour isn't ideal so he goes back to the car mid way through.

Did think about hot water bottle too, for about a second then had the vision of him sitting in a pool of boiling water after biting it!
Now you have the answer Given the choice, I know what I would do. Technology is a wonderful thing, send the shoppers in to do their worst, they send you mms of products and you can sit in the comfort of the car with warm dogface and say yes or no, then load up when the dirty deed is done for ten minutes say, simples!!!
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We got ours in November, when he was 5 mths. old, and the dog box with a blanket was sufficient, for the car.

Like most medium/long hair dogs, they have a thick undercoat of very fine, insulating hair that helps to retain their body heat, when it's cold (which the OP will find out when he needs to hoover his house every day, because it's continually shed and replaced).

They just curl up, tuck their head in and use their breath for additional heat.
We've been very surprised so far, zero hair found in the house. Ok i know it's winter and not prime sheding season. But with our previous springer spaniel, all year round we had a hair fest. Nothing with this american cocker. So far.

Anyways. To be honest I'm not losing sleep over this, I'm sure dog will be fine in box/blanket. He sleeps in the kitchen at night and the window is usually open. But I'd pick one if i saw one relatively cheap.

Wonder if it's a spaniel thing, liking the cold, our springer would break the ice to go swimming and still run about for an hour afterwards in a cloud of steam.
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We've been very surprised so far, zero hair found in the house. Ok i know it's winter and not prime sheding season. But with our previous springer spaniel, all year round we had a hair fest. Nothing with this american cocker. So far.

Anyways. To be honest I'm not losing sleep over this, I'm sure dog will be fine in box/blanket. He sleeps in the kitchen at night and the window is usually open. But I'd pick one if i saw one relatively cheap.

Wonder if it's a spaniel thing, liking the cold, our springer would break the ice to go swimming and still run about for an hour afterwards in a cloud of steam.
Well, it's still a puppy, with puppy hairs! Wait until he's 8-9 mo, and you'll see.
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