why aren't electric blankets okay to use for dogs?
Why aren't electric blankets okay to use for dogs?
on Oct 20th 2008
in Other Health & Wellness
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They could chew the cord and kill themselves by electrocution.
Kolbe answered on 10/20/08. Helpful? / 0
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.
Sergeant answered on 10/20/08. Helpful? / 1
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? / 1