The Benefits and Risks of Heated Pet Beds
Temperatures are dropping and pets are starting to seek a warm, relaxing place to nap away from the chill of the approaching winter!
During this time many pet owners will consider purchasing a heated pet bed for their four-legged friend. While heated beds certainly have their benefits, they have their risks to be considered as well.
Individual pets may increase or decrease the risks associated with a heated pet bed. Injured or Senior Pets should be closely monitored during the use of a heated pet bed to ensure that they do not remain on the bed for extended periods of time.
Vet and Pet Expert Recommendations
Thousands of veterinarians and pet experts use, recommend and promote the year-round use of K&H Thermo-Pet Products. They find our products reliable, affordable and beneficial to pets.
Every K&H bed or mat provides warmth to relax muscles for active pets and to sooth joints & muscles for aging and arthritic pets.
Things to consider:
- If a pet lacks control of their bladder function, they should not use a heated pet bed as there is a risk of shock or fire in the event that the bed becomes wet, as with all electrically heated items.
- If your pet has ever had a habit of chewing electrical cord, a heated pet bed may pose a risk of them of being electrocuted should they bite on the cord.
The best recommendation is to always monitor your pet’s use of a heated pet bed to ensure their safety!
Heated Pet Beds have benefits, providing warmth to joints eases the pain that is usually associated with colder months for pets that have arthritis. Heated Pet Beds also provide your four-legged friend with a comfortable place to nap and relax as well.
If you are unsure if a heated pet bed is right for your pet, we encourage you to speak to your veterinarian prior to purchasing.
Always inspect ANY pet bed for signs of chewing or destruction, as the fabric and foam filling can be a potential intestinal obstruction hazard if consumed. Know your pet when purchasing items for them and consider their normal behavior, size, and needs when you make purchases.
K&H Pet Products works closely with MET Laboratory to assure safe products for pets and homes.
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