The Vinyl Pet Heat Pad’s 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 indeed 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)
A heat pad is best used on the surface of the pet fleece, rather than under it. Up to 1/2 of the floor of the box needs to be heated. 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.
(Note: Regarding the Standard, Large and Giant Heat Pads listed here they are not 12v they can’t be used with a car adaptor in a vehicle)
Only the 12v heat pad listed seperately (Black cable) has the join in the cable.
Standard, Large, Giant has 1.8m armoured cable (Approx)
The heat pad sizes are:
Standard 33 x 44cm including the cover (Approx).
Large 52 x 62cm including the cover (Approx).
Giant 62 x 82cm 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, indeed nothering otherwise. It is not a guarantee that your pet will not be able to chew it or through it.