Outdoor Heated Pet Bed Review
Who could forget the old gang from the Peanuts cartoon strip? There was Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Pig-Pen, and of course SNOOPY. Somehow in every Peanuts cartoon, Snoopy and the antics surrounding his dog house ended up stealing the show. In numerous episodes, Snoopy would be stuck battling the cold and rainy weather with no protection other than his own courage and an un-insulated wooden dog house. Why did Charlie Brown leave him outside like that? I guess we’ll never know. Fortunately, pet owners today don’t have to follow the negligent Charlie Brown model. With heated pet beds that are specifically designed for outdoor use, pets can enjoy a warm, cozy place to rest.
Are Outdoor Beds Any Different than Indoor Beds?
If your dog loves to spend time outdoors, provide him with an outdoor heated pet bed!
Even though some beds are made for both indoor and outdoor use, there are certain differences, some more important than others. One major difference is found in the material of the bed. Indoor beds tend to be softer and pillow like when outdoor mats are rugged and built to resist outdoor elements like water. Another key difference is the power of the beds. Indoor pet beds are designed to heat up ONLY 12-15 degrees above the ambient room temperature. Of course if the bed is in 45 degree weather, an indoor bed will not be enough. Thankfully, there are outdoor beds like the Lectro-Kennel Heated Pad that are capable of keeping pets warm in sub-zero temperatures! Before purchasing a heated pet bed, you will want to think about the kind of weather that your bed will face because this may impact your decision.
Pet Beds for the Dog House?
Dogs love the freedom of being outdoors. So, many owners provide their dog with an outdoor dog house. According to the animal experts of Animal Planet, 1“Getting regular exercise is extremely important for a dog’s mental and physical state no matter what age she is.” Unfortunately, many dog houses don’t always give the type of protection from the elements that a pet needs. The structures have no electricity and poor insulation. Now however, there are dog beds that are specifically designed for dog houses and other outdoor areas like sheds, porches, basements, garages, and barns. So, even if you don’t have a “dog house”, you may want to pick up a warm bed so your dog feels comfortable being indoors and out.
One of the premier outdoor dog beds is the Lectro-Soft Heated Pet Bed The Lectro-Soft comes in three different sizes and is designed to deflect moisture, which is perfect for the unpredictable outdoor elements. The Lectro-Soft comes with a five and a half foot steel wrapped cord that provides more flexibility for bed placement. Also as mentioned earlier, the Lectro-Soft is capable of keeping a pet warm in sub-zero temperatures!
Another heated dog bed that is designed for dog houses is the Igloo Style Heated Pad. The Igloo Style Heated Pad is shaped to fit comfortably inside of an igloo style house. Furthermore, it is shaped into a half circle that only takes up half of the igloo. This allows the pet to shift on and off of the mat at any time to keep his body at the perfect temperature.
If you have any further questions about heated dog beds or any other pet product, feel free to e-mail or call us at Pet Street Mall anytime. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.
By: Tim Snyder
 "Do Puppies Need More Outdoor Exercise than Adult Dogs?" Animal Planet
. Discovery Communications, 1 Jan. 2013. Web. 7 June 2013.