Below you’ll find Generally Information and Tips on Pet Heaters along with links to various products and reviews.
General Information and Tips:
Here at HeaterGeek.com we’re interesting in all types of heaters, regardless of who they’re meant to keep warm. That includes all our fury little friends that add so much to our lives. Pet heaters come in many shapes and sizes and the type of heater you need will obviously depend on the type of pet you’re trying to keep warm.
For dogs or larger animals, there is heated dog beds or the dog heater. These mostly come as a pet heated pad that is laid in the bottom of the dog house or kennel. These you can find as kennel heaters. You’ll find that when shopping for pet heaters, many will claim to be a “universal pet heater” or warmer. This is pretty much the case as most of these are generally heating pads like we use for minor aches and pains. Some popular brands are PetSafe (Amazon), Petmate, K&H, or Zoo Med (which is made primarily for reptiles).
When shopping for the right warmer or pet heater, let’s look at the different types depending on the animal. Check out All Pet Heaters on Amazon.
Dogs & Cats: Kennel heaters (Amazon) come mostly in the form of pads that are placed in the dog kennel and are required to be plugged into some type of power source. Found generally in 13-80 watts and rated to maintain a certain temperature (generally 100 degrees or sometimes higher). Popular brands are K&H, Petmate, and Lectro-Kennel. You’ll find that most all of these types work as outdoor pet heaters.
As far as finding a kennel that is built with heat installed, there’s not much out there. Most, as stated earlier, are just the pads you place in the kennel itself. There are small Kitty Campers that are heated and made just for cats.
One thing to consider is the location of outlets, and if you’re as weary about plugging things in as I am in our household, you may want to check out the popular SnuggleSafe Pet Heating Pad. This is something you place in the microwave and will keep your pet warm for up to 12 hours.
Reptiles: Reptile heaters come in pads like the Zoo Med brand. However, you’ll also see these in heated synthetic rocks as well as lamps and lights. Reptiles require a pretty steady temperature and most owners will be familiar with these types of products. These heaters such as Zoo Med are made to go under the reptile tank and maintain a consistent temperature.
Other types of pet heaters include infrared and ceramic heaters that screw into normal light bulb sockets. These are actually pretty nice and preferred since it’s easier to secure a light socket and area above a kennel or animal area without having the cords running along the ground. Although most pad heater manufacturers claim to have chew resistant cords, anytime a cord is laying on the ground its capable of becoming wet or damaged more easier than something hanging or secured like a light socket.
Pet Heater Product and Reviews:
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