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wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:53 pm
by greybeard
Our 2 dogs are 'rough' dogs..meaning they aren't little prim and proper yapper's you would see in walmart sittin on a fat womans boosum raisin heck at everyone that walks by. They're outside dogs and sleep on our porch on blankets year round. Got a covered dog pen and doghouses but they won't stay in them no matter the weather, they have the run of the place all day and are locked on the porch at night. Winter's going to be here for real next week and wife is wanting to get an electric blanket for them to lay on. I don't like the idea--scared of it starting a fire or electrocuting a dog if they find the wires and chew on them. I just don't think they get that cold in their fur coats...We don't let them in the house unless it is really going to get in single digits and wet & windy but I want them on the porch as guard and alarm anyway....

Elec blanket--Bad idea or good idea?

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:12 am
by dun
Persoanlly i think it's a bad idea

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:18 am
by Rafter S
I'm with you on the electric blanket. Can you hang a heat lamp for them?

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:34 am
by Alan
First two words that came to mind GB,....."yes dear" :mrgreen:

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:03 am
by wbvs58
You probably won't be able to get them off them. The better ones usually run on lower voltage through an isolating transformer. I would think our temps here would be similar to yours TB, many mornings below 0 C. Mine are also locked on the verandah and I provide them with any old woollen jumpers I can lay my hands on and they arrange them to their liking and I think they do OK. Great product wool Australia used to ride on the sheeps back especially during the Korean war when we sold a lot of wool to the US to keep your troops warm.

Ken

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:52 am
by M-5
And another one gets neutered. It's a dam shame.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:54 am
by talltimber
I don't believe I would. I would be worried about a fire or a dead dog. Will they not lay on a dog bed, or something like wbvs mentioned? If not, be nice on em. If it gets cold enough they will get in a deep bedded house I promise you.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:30 am
by HDRider
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My blood hound loved this. It activates when she laid on it, and has a metal cord covering. She was a smart dog and would let me know with the classic howl when she was cold around zero degrees. She never fussed after I got this.

Includes FREE Fleece Cover and has a 5½ feet steel wrapped cord
For outdoor use and uses only 80 watts
Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet's normal body temperature when your pet lies on the pad
Ideal for sheds, garages, barns, or any sheltered area your outdoor pets hang out
MET Safety Listed and 1 year manufacturer's warranty

https://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Le ... ic+dog+bed

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:42 am
by Aaron
For the few nights you go below freezing temps, the dogs will survive.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:10 am
by slick4591
I've used one of these for pigs, dogs and chicks. They are next to indestructible.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:23 am
by dun
HDRider wrote:Image

My blood hound loved this. It activates when she laid on it, and has a metal cord covering. She was a smart dog and would let me know with the classic howl when she was cold around zero degrees. She never fussed after I got this.

Includes FREE Fleece Cover and has a 5½ feet steel wrapped cord
For outdoor use and uses only 80 watts
Thermostatically controlled to warm to your pet's normal body temperature when your pet lies on the pad
Ideal for sheds, garages, barns, or any sheltered area your outdoor pets hang out
MET Safety Listed and 1 year manufacturer's warranty

https://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Le ... ic+dog+bed

That is pretty darn slick. Might think about getting one for the shop floor so that my feet won;t freeze when I'm standing at the work bench.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:55 am
by jedstivers
I have heat lamps for mine. Works fine.

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:48 pm
by Craig Miller
Our dogs have always survived with nothing. Maybe on old blanket if I'm feeling generous. They'll be fine. Snip snip

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:24 pm
by Caustic Burno
:lol: Well at least she hasn't kicked you to the doghouse yet.
GB this could be a warm place on a cold night.

Re: wife wants to get the dog an electric blanket......:(

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:58 pm
by callmefence
You gonna get em for the cattle to.?