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why aren't electric blankets okay to use for dogs?

Why aren't electric blankets okay to use for dogs?


Asked by Member 458525 on Oct 20th 2008 Tagged electric, blankets, dogs in Other Health & Wellness
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Kolbe

They could chew the cord and kill themselves by electrocution.


Kolbe answered on 10/20/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Sergeant

They are not safe. If the dog chews the cord, he could get electrocuted and die. I have used them previously, not for my dogs, but on our own beds, and I wouldn't let the dogs in there unless they were supervised. Even in the middle of the night, they could chew up a cord, and we would never know. Be smart about it. There are several different heated pads that are available for dogs - most of them you can microwave to get warm and put under a blanket in the crate, or even on top if your dog wants to use as a pillow. They are made especially for dogs and don't have any cords or things your dog can chew up and hurt himself with.


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Bam-Bam, CGC

Not only the aforementioned, but most dogs simply don't need them. They have that fur coat for a reason! Even if its a small breed, there are other, safer means of warmth!


Bam-Bam, CGC answered on 10/22/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


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