Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Review: Pet-Zzz-Pad Heating Pad for Dogs and Cats

Two of my three dogs are very cold-natured. Mogwai, my Yorkie/Chihuahua mix is especially so and we find him stealing our seats every time we move because it’s so warm and he is always curls up in someone’s lap to keep warm. When I was offered the Pet-Zzz-Pad, I immediately thought of Mogwai’s shivering, cold-natured, 2 ½ pound body and said yes. Pet-Zzz-Pad is a water resistant heating pad for animals that heats to the vet-recommended 102° to keep animals warm and comfy. The pad itself wipes clean and the cover is machine washable, so it will never get too dirty to keep around. It is also available in two sizes, to suit any pet under 25 pounds.

Initially when I got the Pet-Zzz-Pad, I put it on top of Mogwai’s favorite place to sleep, a big, fluffy pillow by my couch. The pad kept slipping off the pillow, so I decided it was better suited for the crate that Mogwai and Ruby, our mini-dachshund, share. I put it on Mogwai’s side, since he would benefit more from the overnight heat and Ruby likes to borough. Mogwai was in heaven the minute he laid on the weight-sensitive pad. Since he is so small, I was worried he wouldn’t be able to activate it, but he was.

Overall, both Mogwai and I love the pad. My only issue with it is that Ruby managed to chew through the cord, even though the website says it is protected with a steel, chew-resistant casing. Ruby is only 13 pounds, so I would imagine that if she can chew through it, it’s not very chew-proof. This only happened a couple nights ago, so we used it for a solid 3 weeks before she destroyed it. If you have a dog that doesn’t chew and could use extra warmth, this pad would be perfect.

You can learn more about Pet-Zzz-Pad on their website, This product retails for $19.99.

Thank you to Petzzzpad for providing us with a complimentary product sample to base this review upon.