The Vinyl Pet Heat Pad (12v) for newborn puppies as they are very vulnerable to chills in their first few days. This is because they cannot control their own body temperature and reply on the bitch for heat.
They normally really on a secondary heat source such as a heat mat. We have always preferred to use heat mats rather than heat lamps. As these provide the heat underneath the pups, where its needed. Rather than risking overheating the bitch. (Not to mention that fact that heat lamps are very expensive to run. They can consuming up to 10x the electricity consumed by a heat pad)
Use the heat pad on the surface of the pet fleece, rather than under it. Heat up 1/2 of the floor of the box and no more. This is to avoid the bitch not being able to get away from the warmth when she otherwise needs to cool down.
These are plastic / vinyl pads & are not going to be suitable for animals that chew. Please click this link for our metal heat pads, Spare covers available
Please select your heat pad size from size choices below.
Only the Vinyl Pet Heat Pad (12v) can be used with a car adaptor, which is supplied with the item. (Note: Our other vinyl heat pads. Standard, Large and Giant are not 12v they can’t be used with a car adaptor in a vehicle)
Only the 12v heat pad (Black cable) has the join in the cable.
1.8m of cable, and a further 900mm of armoured, total cable length 2.7m (Approx)
The heat pad size is 33 x 44cm including the cover (Approx).
Additionally we don’t recommend these pads for use in Veterinary centres, for this our recommendation is either the Flexiguard 44 or the Flexiguard 55.
These vinyl pads may not be suitable for animals that chew!!!! The armouring supplied on all of our heated pads is there simply to help protect the cable with in, and nothering otherwise. It is not a guarantee that your pet will not be able to chew it or through it.