Category Archives: Winter Gear

Winter gear to help your pets stay comfortable during cold weather conditions.

K&H Microwaveable Pet Bed Warmer

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Keep Your Pet Bed Warm for Less

As the weather starts to turn cooler, now is the time to consider your pets’ wellbeing and comfort.  The K&H Microwaveable Pet Bed Warmer is a great option to keep your dog or cat secure and warm.  You simply pop it into the microwave, and heat it for 4 – 5 minutes, or until the insides turn squishy and liquid.  Then you can place it inside your existing pet bed to provide added warmth for up to 8 hours.

It’s brilliant!  Even vets are using them.  One particular vet has stated that he uses them during surgical procedures to keep a pet’s body temperature up during surgery.

Although they are recommended for indoor use, some people are using them for their outdoor and feral cats.  This customer review on the K&H website tells the story:

Awesome! Perfect for feral kitties!

I got some of these for my outdoor feral kitties and it’s worked perfectly! First, feral kitties are super skittish about foreign things near them. However, they are perfectly comfortable with these. In fact, we found that as one of them cooled and re-hardened there was a little kitty pawprint solidified in the middle. Apparently, one fell asleep on it and it eventually cooled around their little paws. Second, I was a little concerned that it might be too warm if microwaved for several minutes. Was I going to have to wrap it in something to prevent over-warming or even a minor burn? Nope! It’s so well insulated that it’s pleasantly warm, but that’s it. However, I did learn from the customer service rep. that it will help to keep it warm longer if wrapped in a towel, blanket, or bed. This really is perfect for outdoor animals. There is very little foreign odor (maybe a slight new rubbery smell) and no noise to scare easily startled or skittish animals. Compared to some of the electric beds it is also very economical and you don’t have to worry about electrical dangers! I highly recommend!

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Insert the K&H Microwave Pet Bed Warmer into your pet’s bed to give them added warmth.

They are soft and squishy when warm, so they can provide a young pup or kitten the warmth and sensation of sleeping with a littermate when used.  They are great for cuddling!  The durable neoprene cover is non-toxic.  No electricity is needed for up to 8 hours of warmth, other than the electricity needed to warm them up for 5 minutes in your microwave.

Most people who buy these, end up coming back for more for all of their pets.  We love them!  The K&H Microwaveable Pet Bed Warmer can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion from each sale will be donated to Rescue.  If you have a favorite Rescue, please make a note during checkout and we will contact them.

 

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Akoma Heat-N-Breeze Dog House Furnace and Air Conditioner

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We sold hundreds of the Akoma Deluxe Hound Heaters last Winter.  In the bitter weather, they were continually selling out!  Now is the time to purchase the Akoma Heat-N-Breeze which combines the furnace functionality of the Hound Heater with an air conditioner for use in the Summer.  Even if you don’t think there will be many days where your dog will need air conditioning in his dog house, you can be prepared for the cold winter weather by installing an all-in-one unit today.

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Akoma Heat-N-Breeze Dog House Furnace and Air Conditioner

The Akoma Heat-N-Breeze solves the problem of proper ventilation in doghouses, keeping them cooler in the warmer months while heating the doghouse in the winter. Now there is finally a way to keep your outdoor dog comfortable in all weather conditions.

It is this easy. Flip a switch, turn the thermostat clockwise, and the Heat-N-Breeze is a Hound Heater, the world’s best selling pet house heater! Flip another switch adjust the thermostat and it becomes the world’s best pet house ventilator, the Hound Breezer. Easy to install (instructions included), easy to use and it will last for years!

The Akoma Heat-N-Breeze can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com.  We also carry the traditional Hound Heater Deluxe, the world’s best-selling dog house furnace.  Shipping in the USA is free on orders over $50 USD.  As always, a portion from each sale will be donated to Rescue and helping pets in need.

Cold Weather Pet Care

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Winter Dog Care

Great advice!  If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet.  Many cities and municipalities have laws against leaving your pet’s outdoors in frigid weather.  The East Coast is currently experiencing sub-degree freezing temperatures this weekend.  If you can’t bring your pet’s indoors, then consider installing an Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe furnace for dogs in their shelter.

There are also a number of heated dog beds designed specifically for outdoor use.  These can be a lifesaver for your outdoor pets in sub-degree temperatures.   Outdoor Heated Pet Beds use very little energy, and are safe for outdoor use.  Please consider your furry friends when the temperatures drop below freezing.  If your dog lives in an Igloo dog house, Igloo Heated Pads are designed specifically for use in Igloo style dog houses and will keep your dog warm and toasty.  ShopForPuppy.com also sells Outdoor Heated Pet Pads, Heated Pads for Poultry, Chickens and Peeps, Small Animal Heated Pads for rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs, and Outdoor Heated Cat Houses, all of which will help keep your outdoor pets warm and safe.

ShopForPuppy.com is proud of our generous charitable programs, where a portion of all revenue from each sale is donated to pet rescue and helping pets in need.

 

K&H Thermal Bowls for Pets

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The K&H Thermal Bowls have been flying off the shelf this Winter!  It’s only November, but we have had some incredibly cold weather so far this year.  I suppose it’s no surprise that winter items to help keep our pets happy and comfortable are top sellers.  It’s nice to see that people truly care about the well-being of their pets.

The thermostatically controlled Thermal Bowl is your answer to freezing water bowls.  Just plug it in, and your pet’s water will remain open all winter.  For safety, the Thermal Bowls have a 5-1/2 foot steel-wrapped cord that resists abrasion, and all electronics are sealed inside.  The Thermal Bowls are thermostatically controlled, and will keep water from freezing, even in sub-zero temperature.  Just plug it in, and your pet can have access to open water at all times.

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K and H Thermal Bowl is thermostatically-controlled to keep your pet’s water open even in sub-zero weather

This short YouTube video clip tells the story of the convenience of the Thermal Bowls, along with the K&H Thermo-Kitty Cafe.

The K&H Thermal Bowls are available in two sizes — 96 ounces and 1.5 gallons.  The 96 ounce Thermal Bowl comes in blue, and the 1.5‐gallon Thermal Bowl is available in gray granite color. These bowls are only 25 watts for extremely low energy consumption.

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KH Thermal Bowl – 96 ounces

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KH Thermal Bowl – 1.5 Gallons

 

Don’t worry about your pet’s having access to running water this Winter.  The Thermal Bowls from K&H will be a lifesaver, while giving you peace of mind that your pet’s needs are met.

The K&H Thermal Bowls can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion of all revenue is donated to helping pets in need.  Thank you for taking good care of your own pets, and thank you for helping us in our mission to help pets in need!

 

 

K&H Pet Products Lectro-Kennel Heated Pad

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It’s that time of year again, when the snow flies and the wind nips you to the bones.  Your outdoor dogs need to be protected from the cold winter conditions, and K&H Pet Products is always thinking of our outdoor animals and how to make them more comfortable.

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K&H Lectro-Kennel Heated Pad – Medium measures 16.5″ x 22.5″ and uses only 60 watts of power

The K&H Lectro-Kennel Heated Pads are one of our best sellers to keep your dog warm in his outdoor space.  Heated Kennel Pads use an internal thermostat to keep the temperature at a desirable 102 degrees when the pet is on the pad.  Lectro Kennel has been warming pets for over 30 years.  They are ideal for use in a dog house, kennel, garage, basement or porch.  The unit is constructed of a rugged ABS plastic and a steel-wrapped cord for safety. Faux lambskin covers are also available for all sizes of heated kennel mats.Some people have indoor dogs that are outdoors during the day.  A heated pad will help to keep them comfortable when they stop to rest or take a nap.  No more worries about a chilly dog when you get home!  You will have peace of mind knowing that you are doing everything you can for your best buddy.

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K&H Lectro Kennel Heated Pad – Large measures 22.5″ x 28.5″ and uses only 80 watts of power

All K&H heated beds and pads feature dual thermostats and are designed to warm to your pet’s normal body temperature when he/she lies on the pad. When your pet is not on the pad, the heat will dissipate into the air and the surface temperature will vary according to the ambient air temperature. All KH heated products are thermostatically controlled to heat to 102° F, regardless of the size. Dual thermostat simply means there are two internal thermostats that will keep the surface of the bed at 10-15° F above ambient air temperature when your pet is not on the bed. When your pet lies on the bed, it will warm to about 102° F.The Lectro-Kennel Heated Pads come in three (3) sizes:

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K&H Lectro Kennel Heated Pad – Small measures 12.5″ x 18.5″ and uses only 40 watts of power

The pad should not cover the entire floor of your dog’s house or dwelling, there should be enough room in the house so that your dog has a choice to be on or off the pad.  The Lectro-Kennel can also be used as a whelping pad to keep newborn pups warm, or for geriatric pets.  In addition to the Lectro-Kennel Heated Pad, K&H manufactures the Deluxe Lectro-Kennel Heated Pad, which provides absolute temperature control.

The K&H Lectro-Kennel Heated Pads can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion of all proceeds is donated to rescues to help companion animals in need.

 

Outward Hound ThermoVest for Dogs

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Outward Hound ThermoVest

There are a ton of technical products on the market to keep people warm in cold weather conditions.  Now, thanks to Kyjen, a company based in Colorado, we now have cold weather gear to keep our dogs warm when it is cold outside.

ShopForPuppy.com markets to active pets and the active lifestyle, and that’s why we are pleased that Kyjen has designed outdoor gear for dogs.  The Outward Hound ThermoVests are available in five sizes to fit all dogs.  The ThermoVest is a thermal, heat-reflective dog vest.  How cool is that?  Or should I say, how warm is that?

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Outward Hound ThermoVest is a thermal, reflective vest to keep your dog warm during cold weather outings.

The ThermoVest is a new lightweight dog vest to keep your dog warm in cooler climates. The Outward Hound ThermoVest™ features thermal fleece and heat-reflective lining so that your dog can better retain body heat.  If you like to run or hike with your dog in cold weather, or enjoy other cold weather adventures,, the ThermoVest is the perfect item to keep your dog warm and toasty.

Kyjen Outward Hound ThermoVest

  1. Includes thermal fleece and reflective lining to keep dogs warm
  2. D-ring clip for universal leash attachment
  3. Easy access outer pockets to store essential items
  4. Side-release buckles and ladder locks for maximum adjustability

Size Chart for Outward Hound ThermoVest

Outward Hound ThermoVest Size Chart

ThermoVest Size Chart

 

The sizes are approximate.  Keep in mind that the ThermoVest is adjustable for a great fit for your dog.  There are side-release buckles and ladder locks so that you can easily adjust the ThermoVest to your individual dog’s size and structure.

We love the new ThermoVest from Kyjen!  I think you will too.   The ThermoVest can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion of each sale is donated to animal rescues and charities.

K&H Kitty Sills – Heated and Unheated

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These are a great idea for the beloved cats in your home.  We all know that cats love to perch, and inside cats enjoy spending time relaxing and basking in the sun while watching the world outdoors.  The Kitty Sills from K&H Pet Products give your cat a nice place to relax, while giving them the opportunity to keep an eye on the sights and sounds outdoors.

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K&H Kitty Sill

The Kitty Sills come in two varieties:  heated and unheated.  Both have removable covers so that they can be easily washed.  The neat thing about them is that they are great for cats living in apartments or for those people who aren’t handy with tools (like me).  No tools are needed for installation when using the Velcro-like fasteners.  This means you can install the Kitty Sills without the use of hand tools or drilling.  For apartment dwellers, they can be installed through velcro strips so that you do not violate the terms of your lease.  Some landlords don’t allow tenants to drill holes or make other permanent changes.  Screws are also included for those who prefer a more permanent installation.

The Kitty Sills are engineered for extreme strength and easy assembly.  They can hold up to 40 pounds, so even large cats aren’t a problem.  The ultra-comfortable orthopedic foam and super soft fleece cover provide your cat with ultimate comfort while sunbathing in your window sill.

The Heated Thermo-Kitty Sill has a removable heater that provides extra warmth your cat craves.  The internal thermostats warm to your cat’s body temperature when in use.  Even without the heater, the Kitty Sill will be a favorite place for your cat to bask in the warming rays of the sun.  They will make a great gift for the cat lover in your family!

The Unheated Kitty Sill and the Thermo Kitty Sill can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion of all revenue is donated towards helping pets in need.  Thank you for your support!

 

KH Outdoor Heated Kitty House

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I wrote a short article last winter about the K&H Outdoor Heated Kitty House, and we are quickly approaching the season to be jolly (and cold) once again.  These sold out early last year and they are selling like hotcakes again this year, so don’t be left out in the cold, literally.  Or should I say don’t leave the cats out in the cold?

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The Outdoor Heated Kitty House is great for feral cats, outdoor cats and barn cats.  While they can tolerate some cold, it is unfair to leave them out to fend for themselves when the weather turns bitter.  This house for cats is heated, but they are also available in an unheated version.  Either solution will help to keep your cat warm and out of cold drafty areas.  You can put the cat house on any level surface outdoors as long as it is securely fastened, install it on a deck or porch, or put it inside a garage, barn or shed.  It is even great for your cat to have a warm place to stay while it is waiting to get back inside.

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The Outdoor Heated Kitty House is made with 600 denier nylon with a vinyl backing that makes it waterproof. The house comes with and accommodates a Kitty Lectro-Soft heated pad. This house has two entrances (front and back) providing a hasty retreat in case an unwanted visitor shows up. The roof hangs over the 2 doors to keep cats warm, safe and dry. A generous overhang helps to prevent rain and snow from entering the home and keep your pet warm, safe and dry. It is easy to assemble with velcro walls and a zippered roof.

Detail of K&H Outdoor Kitty House

Detail of K&H Outdoor Kitty House

The Kitty Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Pad is included with each Outdoor Heated Kitty House.

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K&H Kitty Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Pad is included with the Outdoor Heated Kitty House

Features of K&H Outdoor Heated Kitty House

  • Great for outdoor cats, barn cats and feral cats
  • Waterproof construction allows placement anywhere
  • Two exits prevent the cat from being trapped by predators
  • Heated model includes small Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Pad
  • New: The K&H Outdoor Kitty House now includes front and rear door flaps! They install quickly and help shelter cats from the elements while still allowing them to enter and exit easily.
  • No tools needed for assembly

KH Outdoor Heated Kitty House is Easy to Install

I’m not very mechanical and I hate getting out the toolbox to put something together.  The easy installation of the Kitty House solves this problem — no tools are needed!  Just fold and secure with the velcro tabs and zipper shut.  It couldn’t be easier.  Watch this video that shows the installation of the K&H Outdoor Kitty Houses:

K&H Pet Products is a trusted manufacturer of quality products that help to keep your pets warm and comfortable.  The K&H Outdoor Heated Kitty House can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion of all revenue is donated to Rescue and helping pets in need.

Tough Guy Heavy Duty Automatic Float Waterer

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The Tough Guy Heavy Duty Automatic Float Waterer is designed to simplify your life by making fresh water available to your pets.  It easily connects to your garden hose to provide fresh, cool water to your pets at all times.  It can be mounted to a fence or wall.  The drain plug in the bottom of the waterer can be removed for cleaning.  You can also install a drain hose to direct used water away from the drinking area.

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Tough Guy Automatic Float Waterer will provide access to fresh, clean water to your dog at all times!

Because it uses a float, this automatic float waterer will not overflow and no training is required.  The Tough Guy Automatic Float Waterer has a capacity of 1-1/2 gallons, so it is suitable for dogs of all sizes, from small to giant.  Your dog will love have access to fresh water whenever he wants, and you will love not having to refill his water bowl multiple times per day!  Plus you will have the self-satisfaction of knowing that you are providing everything you can for the health and welfare of your dog.

Many of us have busy lifestyles, myself included.  Now you don’t have to worry about your pets not having clean water.  An automatic float waterer a “must have” for those of us on the go!  As an added bonus, the Tough Guy waterer from RPI is made in the USA!

The Tough Guy Automatic Float Waterer can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com, where a portion of all proceeds is donated to rescue and helping pets in need.  Thank you for shopping with us!

 

Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe Furnace

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The Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe Furnace for dog and cat houses is similar to the Hound Heater Classic, with a few more features.  The Hound Heater Classic is a basic furnace to keep the house for your pet warm in the Winter.  The Hound Heater Deluxe Furnace takes it a few steps further by providing a thermostat so that you can regulate the temperature, along with a heavy-duty cord protector.

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The Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe Furnace includes a built-in thermostat and cord protector.

The Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe Furnace features a long-life heating element to provide many years of reliable use.  The furnace is made from 16-gauge powder-coated steel.  The Hound Heater Deluxe comes equipped with a heavy duty, chew-proof 8-foot long, 3-prong grounded cord.  The electrical cord has a protective spring that covers the entire cord, and it is made with heavy duty stainless steel.  The cord also features technology for cord strain relief to eliminate cord tension problems.

The Hound Heater Deluxe saves energy by only running when needed.  With the adjustable thermostat, the Hound Heater Deluxe can be adjusted from 30 degrees Fahrenheit to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  The 100,000 cycle heavy duty thermostat (replaceable) is designed for convenience — just set it and forget it.

The Hound Heater Deluxe heats up to a 32 cubic foot dog house but also works great for smaller cat and dog houses. Please note that several variables can affect performance including enclosed structure, insulation, voids, construction material, and weather; e.g., exposure to direct sunlight, wind, snow, ice, and drafts, etc.  For best results, install the Hound Heater in an insulated dog house with a door flap.  This will keep your pet’s sleeping quarters adequately warm without burning excess energy.

The Hound Heater is also convenient in that your pet’s house does not need to be close to an electrical outlet.  The heater draws 1.25 amps so it can be safely powered by an extension cord (any outdoor cord MUST be rated for 10 amps).

Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe is Safe

There are no sharp edges to harm your pet, and the furnace is built so that your pet cannot get burned.  The internal heat shield protects all wires and components, and it keeps the front from getting hot allowing your pet to lay directly against the lower half of the unit without any danger of getting burned.  It can be mounted on the outside of the house for added peace of mind.

Easy Installation of Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe

Installation only takes a few minutes.  The Hound Heater Deluxe comes with easy-to-understand illustrated directions.  All you need to do is drill a hole through the wall of the dog or cat house, feed the cord through the hole, mount the furnace, set the thermostat, and plug it in. It’s that simple!  Illustration of Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe The Akoma Hound Heater Deluxe Furnace can be purchased online at ShopForPuppy.com.  ShopForPuppy is proud to support animal rescue and helping pets in need through our generous donation program, where a portion of all revenue from sales is donated to animal rescue.