The website lists this as a pet bed but when it arrived its manufacturing tags blatantly said "crate mat" which is what it actually is. Good price though and it does have the nice orthopaedic foam like I usually buy. I love corduroy but probably would not have bought this if the item title actually called it what it is a crate mat. Add to that fact the picture is very deceiving too. Or was to me at least.
This is the second K&H Lectro-Soft Heated Outdoor Bed that I have purchased. They are both in use in our home. Overstock's price is better than the first one purchased elsewhere. Our indoor old lady cat really enjoys these heated beds. They are not hot like heating pads that people use. They are just warm to the touch which is apparently what dogs and cats need. The heat is triggered by the weight of the animal sitting/laying on it. In other words, the bed is not constantly on. When the pet is not sitting on it, the heat goes off. This, obviously, saves on electricity. There has been a definite change in our old lady since she has had her heated bed. She sleeps in a more content and relaxed manner. Her joints seem to be less stiff. These beds are important for outdoor animals sleeping shelters like dog houses, chicken coops and feral cat houses. Highly recommended.
I was so hopeful for this product... Here are the pros and cons. Pro: The material used for the top and sides is very sturdy. Our beagle who has ripped/ chewed up countless beds has attempted to dig his way into this bed without success. Pro and Con based on perspective: Inner bedding material tends to get lopsided and flattened on one end while puffing up the other end. Not a horrible thing as the dogs have figured out how to use the puffed up side as a pillow. Con: The material is SOOO fantastic that I can't figure out why the manufacturer wouldn't use this same material for the bottom. A porous, felt-like material was used for the bottom instead. This means that when the dog urinated on the water resistant top, the urine simply rolled off the bed, down the sides, then pooled onto/into the underside of the bed (onto the crate tray) and was subsequently soaked up by the felt, thereby giving the urine access to the filler. Pro and con: I was able to wash the cover to get it clean, but filler is not water resistant, thereby leaving residual urine small behind for the dogs to potentially mark the territory again. Summary: Great solution for a dog that tries to rip into it, but I'd think again if your dog is a perpetual urinator.
I love this heated bed. It says it turns off when not laid on. It seems a little warm most of the time but gets warmer when they lay on the bed. Which is fine. I have it for my older cat, who had many health issues. My cats love it. I put it in a chair near the window so they can watch the birds while laying on it. I wish I had more sunlight coming into my home. Since I don't have the sunlight, I have this warm bed which pets love, but especially older pets with health issues.
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