Mar 17, 2008 - Does anybody know if the lower wattage red heat lamps are a good choice for my dogs
A heat lamp will do nothing for an hairless dog when it goes outside to pee or poop. Harvey is hairless, in a house full of coated poodles. He wears fleece pajama's full time, and sleeps in an heated water bed and he still shivers. He also has an heated dog bed. If he weren't wearing the fleece his skin would be all chapped and cracked and he would be cold! It is far better to keep them clothed all the time than to have a single heat source so that they must either be hot or cold. We humans have forced these breeds of dogs to live away from their natural warm environment, it is up to us to provide them with warmth. Anything else is not humane. And, yes, hairless dogs have more skin problems... it only makes sense. A dog with a full coat runs thru the rose bushes and his coat protects him from injury. An hairless dog runs thru the rose bushes and he is a mass of bleeding scratches. They can become sunburned, windburned, chapped from cold, damp air, and have even more serious p
Side note on winter weather and outdoor dogs: While we agree that the ideal situation during the winter is a nice, warm bed in the house, please keep in mind that drastic changes intemperature can sometimes do more harm than good. If you bring an outdoor pet indoors, keep it inside for longer than overnight. They get used to the indoor temp, and putting them back out firstthing in the morning (the coldest part of the day) is subjecting them to a super drastic change in temperature. It's not healthy for them. They do acclimate to the cold (or heat), and drastic changescomplicate things for them. Also - many think adding a heat lamp inside the dog house helps keep the dogs warm. If the dog house is big enough, and the lamp isn’t too hot - then it couldpossibly work short-term; however if the dog house is the correct size, then adding a heat lamp would actually be too hot and would force the dog to stay out if it - defeating the purpose.
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Pets and other animals - Some health practitioners and veterinarians do suggest the use of a single heat lamp on pets, such as cats, dogs and horses. Be sure to hold the lamp 18 inches away, and remember that animals cannot tell you if they are too hot, and many do not sweat like humans do, so you have to be careful not to overheat them. You must frequently touch the surface of their fur to make sure it is not getting too warm. Use caution in not aiming the light in their eyes and in not leaving the light aimed at their heads for any length of time longer than 5 minutes. If you have questions about whether or not this would be good for your pet, consult your health practitioner or veterinarian.The RANCO programs easy enough. You press the program button to switch between 4 options - I set mine to heat mode, F and 20F. I want to create a warm place for them to go to but once inside I want the dog's body heat to turn off the controller so that the heat lamp does not burn them.Price depends on where you are but I paid about $50-$60 for mine .. they are tough and last forever and can be used for multiple jobs. One stuck in the pump house will keep your pressure tank and pump plumbing from freezing .. an alternative to a heat lamp that dogs can find multiple ways to get into mischief with. Once the pups get big enough to crawl well they will pile up together if they need warmth and they will crawl on or near the heat pad. It does not get very hot so don't panic if you plug it in and it is still cold . just warm to the touch after it warms up. Call around to farm supply and coops for a better price than in the link. Going into the summer months unless you live in a cold climate I doubt the ps will need a heating pad and a little cool is better than a little hot .. 55-65 degrees is not too cool day round and 70 degrees is near perfect as long as momma dog is around to run the nursery. Momma dog can make them (pups) warmer but she can't make them cooler.Two adult female dogs and nine puppies died in a fire Monday afternoon in the 2300 block of 78th Street. Fire officials say a heat lamp in the garage for the puppies is the cause of the fire.