Fido shouldn't freeze this winter, get a good heated pet bed
What features should I be aware of when shopping for a good heated pet bed?
Most dogs like to curl up in a space that's just large enough to fit them, they don't really like big open spaces to sleep in. A heated dog bed comes in three sizes; small, medium and large usually determined by the weight of the pooch. If you're unsure, or if the heated dog bed gives actual measurements, then measure your dog when it's sleeping and get a size that's just big enough to fit him.
Generally this is a personal choice, usually determined by the space the heated dog bed will be placed in. A heated dog bed can be found in square, round and rectangle shapes.
There are two main styles; the simple mat, which is flat, and the style with raised edges. My dog likes to lean up against something when she sleeps so I got the heated dog bed with the raised sides. Again, this is a personal choice. You alone know the way your dog likes to sleep.
Should I get a heated dog bed with the massaging feature?
You really need to know your dog for this, some dogs get a little skittish around mechanical objects and really need time to get used to them.
Keep in mind that the massaging action is not continuous, it's stays on for about 5 minutes, then off for 15 minutes, then on again. Check the documentation with the heated dog bed to see how it works.
My pooch took a few weeks to get used to it, now she loves it. My friends dog, on the other hand, never got used to it. In fact now, even with the massage off, the little guy won't go near the bed. In the end it may take a little time for your dog to get used to it but it really has a great effect on the dog.
Any additional features I should look for in a heated dog bed?
Here's some more information that may help you find the best heated pet bed for your little buddy.
Here's a wonderful example of a top notch heated dog bed, in fact, it's the one I got my pup. It's available on Amazon.