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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Snugglesafe heatpad

I live on the south coast where it gets very cold at night. Somebody has suggested i get a snugglesafe heatpad for our new kitten addition to the family. Has any body used one? How does it work? Where can I get one from?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 11:11 AM
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I'm not familiar with this product, and I see you haven't gotten any other responses yet, so I looked it up on the internet to see what it was. This is a hot pad which is warmed up in the microwave and then retains that heat for a long time. The manufacturer claims up to 10 hours. I don't know if I'd want to use this because there's no way it can maintain a constant temperature. I suppose you could try it....just make sure it's not too hot to start out with. Personally, I'd prefer a thermostatically-controlled electric heating pad. There are such heated cat beds sold. But don't know the availability of them where you live.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 11:30 AM
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In the UK ive come across these.
As tim said they go in the microwave, but when they come out they are VERY hot and need to be covered well by a towel or something.
Over the 10 hours they loose their heat but do hold it for a long time.
Personally if it was for over night I would just use a hot water bottle and a nice suggley blanket.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 12:59 PM
 
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I use Snugglesafe for the abandoned cat that lives on my porch. It works ok, but like someone said, it does get very, very hot. I use a potholder to remove it from the microwave and tuck it under an old sweatshirt that the kitty sleeps on in a box that we made for her. My father has plug-in warmers that he uses for his 2 strays that live by him, but you have to be careful that they do not get electrocuted.

Snugglesafe was worth it for me. I just have to keep my eye on it when the temperature gets below 0 at night in the winter, and warm it more often.

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I have electric heating pads I put under the cats' beds in the winter, and I enclose them in cardboard with all the sides sealed with duct tape. So the cats can't chew on the pad and electrocute themselves. I suppose you could do something similar with the SnuggleSafe and make a close-fitting box to put it in, which would keep the cat from coming in contact with it while it was hot, even if they choose to mess up the bedding.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 02:16 PM
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We use Sungglesafe heatpads at work. They are microwaveable, but as already mentioned, come out VERY hot and must be covered securely. They are far safer than conventional hot water bottles, but ours are replaced every 12 months.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Snugglesafe heatpad

Thanks to everyone for advice. I like the idea it is wireless. I'll also make sure I have it covered! I found out more info at: www.snugglesafe.co.uk. They have got fantastic cushions there.
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Re: Snugglesafe heatpad

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Thanks to everyone for advice. I like the idea it is wireless. I'll also make sure I have it covered! I found out more info at: www.snugglesafe.co.uk. They have got fantastic cushions there.
Oh yeah, I bought one of those a couple of years ago for my stray's shelters on my back covered porch/deck. The cats didn't like it & wouldn't use the shelter I put it in. I'm guessing it was because it's so hard. I'll tell you what they did like were those faux fur self-warming pads available at PetsMart or Dr. Foster's (& somebody else) catalogue.
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Re: Snugglesafe heatpad

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Thanks to everyone for advice. I like the idea it is wireless. I'll also make sure I have it covered! I found out more info at: www.snugglesafe.co.uk. They have got fantastic cushions there.
Oh yeah, I bought one of those a couple of years ago for my stray's shelters on my back covered porch/deck. The cats didn't like it & wouldn't use the shelter I put it in. I'm guessing it was because it's so hard. I'll tell you what they did like were those faux fur self-warming pads available at PetsMart or Dr. Foster's (& somebody else) catalogue.
I take your point. I picked a Bruno comfort cushion which can hold a heatpad. It really takes the hardness away. My cat curls on top of it and the warmth last ages.
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