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Old 03-15-2017, 01:25 PM
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The breeder Is recommending me get a heat Pad for under Aikas bed once I get her.
What are your opinions​ on this?
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If you get one of the pads that reflect his own body heat, maybe you won't need a plug in. I get nervous with puppies and electric wires. maybe a towel heated up in the dryer? If you use a carrier (ferret carriers are great--small enough for a puppy) he would be cozy in it. I use the Iris pen and put the carrier/crate in there, along with a pee pad (washable one) bowls, and a few chew toys.None of my chi's needed a heated bed.
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If you get one of the pads that reflect his own body heat, maybe you won't need a plug in. I get nervous with puppies and electric wires. maybe a towel heated up in the dryer? If you use a carrier (ferret carriers are great--small enough for a puppy) he would be cozy in it. I use the Iris pen and put the carrier/crate in there, along with a pee pad (washable one) bowls, and a few chew toys.None of my chi's needed a heated bed.
That is what was worrying me aswell.

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My pets LOVE the heat reflective pads! I always use the size sold for cats. From experience, I will add not to dry them in the dryer, even though they say you can. It makes them very loud and crinkly! Also, check often to make sure your pup isn't chewing on them, as they have a metallic material in them (like an emergency blanket) that probably isn't very good to eat!

Oh, and there are discs you can put in the microwave that stay warm for a long time. A stocking full of dry rice works too!
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My worry with an electric heating pad are the puppy's access to the wires, like others posted. Another thing to consider if you go that route is to make sure that she has somewhere to go to get away from the heat pad if she gets too hot.

I would definitely go with one of the alternatives suggested above.
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My pets LOVE the heat reflective pads! I always use the size sold for cats. From experience, I will add not to dry them in the dryer, even though they say you can. It makes them very loud and crinkly! Also, check often to make sure your pup isn't chewing on them, as they have a metallic material in them (like an emergency blanket) that probably isn't very good to eat!

Oh, and there are discs you can put in the microwave that stay warm for a long time. A stocking full of dry rice works too!
Where can I get these pads?

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This looks like the ones I have: https://www.amazon.com/Meow-Town-The.../dp/B000ERNO0M

Search for "thermal cat mat" or " heat reflective cat mat" and many will come up!
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