Laying on cold floors and hard cages is a frustrating endeavor for dogs with disastrous consequences. The cold on floors, for instance, predispose your puppies to debilitating respiratory conditions including pneumonia. Hard cages and floors are also uncomfortable, and often predispose old pets to joint and muscle injuries that lower their quality of life. To protect your dog from the foregoing challenges and better their quality of life over time, buying a bed mat is a good decision. Their low profile designs do not clutter homes as traditional beds often do. Their heated and comfortable designs are to sleep and rest on, while their affordability benefits individuals with tight budgets. We have listed and reviewed 10 of the best models for 2017 that your dog will enjoy using daily.
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10. APlus+ Heating Bed Pads
For your dog to live a long and healthy life, keeping it safe is and as comfortable as possible is of paramount importance. Instead of letting him or her lie on a cold and hard floor, for instance, better its experience with this APlus+ heating bed pad. Made of a soft 12-inch PVC, its level of comfort is admirable. It is also non-slip, padded for comfort, and has a heated core (seven adjustable levels) that you can customize to improve comfort levels. During chilly winter months, for instance, you can set it high (up to 120 degrees) to maximize heating, and therefore, comfort level. This RoHS and PSE-certified bed pad is chemical-free, chew-resistant, and fitted with a removable cover that you can clean easily by hand or a washing machine.
9. Perfect Life Ideas Cushion Pad
Recommended for puppies, pregnant bitches, and elderly dogs, Perfect Life Ideas cushion pad is a feature-rich pet accessory that works well. Featuring a comfortable design with a soft fleece cover, it cushions the body from stress, which improves the well-being of pets. The advanced self-warming technology it employs reflects your pet’s heat to keep it warm while its non-slip bottom maximizes pet safety. It also lacks batteries, electrical outlets, and cables that might compromise the safety of your pet. Other desirable attributes are its spacious design (17-18 x 25-inches), comfortable fleece cover (zippered), and the satisfaction guarantee offered.
8. PetSpy Pet Cooling Mat
Do you have a dog that overheats during hot summer months? Even though contemporary chill and freeze mats are excellent remedies, this pressure-activated cooling mat from PetSpy works best. Large and made of a well-cushioned gel material that supports joints well, it is perfect for sleeping and or lounging. Its reversible design works well on both sides, while the non-toxic materials used in its production do not harm pets over time. This puncture-resistant 36 x 20-inch dog mat has a foldable design that is recommended for traveling.
7. OLizee Pet Pad
Treasured by most pet owners (cats and dogs), OLizee is a multi-functional pet pad with a brown-themed waterproof body. Measuring 17.7 x 17.7-inches, its spacious design supports dog breeds of various sizes and ages. The anti-bite tube technology used to reinforce its body is long lasting, while its high power output (20-watts) keeps dogs warm in cold weather. Unlike pet beds that cutter homes, this mat has a clean-looking low profile design that works well with most standard 110-volt electrical outlets. It also has a puppy and kitten safe construction with a dedicated temperature control (high and low) for customizing its performance.
6. ONME Dog Mat
Does your dog feed on and create a mess on your floor during mealtimes? This grey-themed feeding mat from ONME is an excellent solution. Made of FDA-grade silicone, it is durable, stylish, and lacks irritants such as chemicals that might impair your pet’s health over time. Its non-slip design improves bowl placement, while its charming low profile design blends well in homes without creating an eyesore. This feeding mat is FDA-approved, very easy to clean using soap and water, and has a raised outer lip that contains spills.
5. GoCooper Self Cooling Gel Mat
Advanced self-cooling mats are comfortable and fun-to-use accessories that work on beds, kennels, crates, and floors. This 36 x 20-inch model from GoCooper is also large and made of non-toxic gel that keeps body heat under ambient temperature (7-9 degrees). During hot summer months, therefore, the continuous cooling sensation it generates keeps dogs cool and comfortable. Its pressure-activated system eliminates the need for batteries and power outlets, while its sturdy makeup offers cushioning support to dogs. As such, unlike some poorly built models that aggravate joint and body pains, this mat improves the mobility, health, and energy levels of dogs.
4. RIOGOO Thermal Mat
With RIOGOO, you get a newly updated thermal mat/warming pad for dogs made of a durable Oxford fabric. Even though light, the fabric is durable. It is also fireproof, non-slip, and has a cuddly wipe-clean surface that you can maintain easily using a sponge and soapy water. This is unlike cotton mats that require complicated maintenance protocols to keep clean and or odor-free. To generate heat, this waterproof heating mat uses a safety-certified electric element with temperature control (high and low up to 40 degrees Celsius). The anti-bite tubes in its body boost its longevity, while its modest 120-centimetre power cable eases its setup to mist 110-volt outlets. Buyers get a three months warranty for all production defects.
3. Arf Pets Self-Cooling Mat
In top 10 best dog bed mats reviewed for 2017, self-cooling mats are popular because of their power efficiency. They are also safer than electricity-powered models and among the best for preventing dehydration and overheating during summer months. This 27 x 43-inch model from Arf Pets, for instance, is a comfortable and spacious model that works well on floors, beds, and crates. Designed to auto recharge on contact, it offers three hours of continuous relief. Its flexible fold-flat design is travel-worthy and its latex and chemical-free construction 100% safe for humans and animals.
2. Precision Pet Products Dog Sleeper
Raising a happy and healthy dog is not as challenging as some individuals think. To cure insomnia and sleep issues, for instance, this 23 x 17-inch dog sleeper from Precision Pet works wonders. It is comfortable, perfect for padding flooring and dog crates, and has a convenient roll up design that you can travel with effortlessly. Made of plush brown-themed material, it is also non-irritant and fitted with a non-slip backing for safety. Even though designed for dogs, this machine washable sleeper benefits cat owners as well.
1. Magasin Self Heating Mat
Recommended for dogs and cats, this package of two (22 x 18.5-inches and 17 x 11-inches) self-heating Magasin mats tops our list. Even though cheap, each mat is made of a thick and super insulating foam that maximizes comfort. The Mylar film used in its production betters insulation further, while its unique velvet cover is comfortable, hypoallergenic, and rip resistant. For stability and safety, this mat has a rubberized underside that grips several types of flooring.