Authored by Sama Fazal in Dogs
Published on 01-07-2009
Many dog owners may choose to keep there pet outdoors and certain dogs would much rather be outdoors than in the house. But, when the temperature gets to be too cold even for their fur to keep them warm, it may be necessary to heat up the dog house for the pet to be comfortable and to survive.
When you are looking into heating your dogs’ house, it is important to do some research on the different types that are out there. The most important thing is the safety of your dog. You will want to purchase a heater that has no sharp edges for the dog to hurt itself on. It is also important to make sure that the outside surface stays cool to touch so your pet does not hurt itself. Many of the heaters that you can purchase for your dog house actually attach to the side of the wall on the inside of the house. This way you will not have to fear that your pet will knock over or bump into the heater and get injured. Also, even if the dog house is an odd shape such as an igloo, you can still attach a heater to the side of the house.
Another important factor that you want to remember when using a heater for your dog house is to use a cord catcher. This will ensure the safety of your pet as it keeps the cord for the heater secure and away from the pet’s teeth. Since dogs like to chew on almost anything that they can lay their eyes on, there is a likely chance that they would chew on the cord and get injured. There are several types of heaters that you can purchase for your dog. If they are outdoor type of pets, the most common is the type of heater that you attach on the inside of the home. You can also purchase a heated bed for them to sleep in as well. If the dog house is small and confined, this may be a better idea so the dog house does not get over heated and make your pet uncomfortable. If the space is larger, the heater may be a great idea since there is more space inside the house for the warmth to spread.
Among the many different reasons for you to purchase a heater for your dog house your country or region of residence is the one that would most influence your purchase. Your dog’s coat and body heat may not be enough for them to stay warm in extremely cold weather. You could also choose to buy a heater just to pamper your pet. Whatever reason that you have for getting one, be sure to check out the different heaters that are available so you get the right one for your pooch. It will keep them warm and cozy on those chilly days and nights and you won’t have to worry about their health and safety.