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Warming the Dog House

By Hundidocom @hundidopuppy
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If your home is in an area with freezing winters, the temperature may get so cold on occasion that your dog’s body heat isn’t sufficient to keep him warm in the dog house.

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This is most likely to be true with older dogs since their metabolism and overall fitness isn’t what it had been. The same pertains to sick dogs or canines who are recovering from an ailment. In these scenarios, a heated dog house can make a big difference.

A heated dog house is likewise encouraged if the house will be utilized for whelping.

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Correct Cold Temperature Construction

Prior to getting into the basics of heating a dog house, it’s worth mentioning that a properly constructed dog house goes quite a distance towards keeping your pet comfy warm during the winter. Preferably, a cold weather dog house has the following elements:

The dog house floor is insulated and raised above the ground. A cement floor is nice and cool during the cold months but bitter cold in the wintertime. It soaks the warmth right out of live things. Insulated wood is best. In a pinch, you can place the dog house on top of a wooden pallet.

  1. The house is big enough for your dog to comfortably turn around and to stretch out however, not so large that its own body heat can’t maintain the house warm.
  2. The floor, walls, and roof of the dog house are insulated.
  3. The doorway has some sort of door. A flap of clear vinyl or carpet will be enough.
  4. The house has an interior wind break wall so your pet is better protected against the elements.

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