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Create a dog heating pad for your pooch to keep warm as the weather cools down this fall.
It’s fall, which means that Thanksgiving and cold weather are on their way. It’s time to make sure man’s best friend is ready for the colder weather. I fashioned this homemade dog heating pad for our Cocker Spaniel, Cooper. Here are the instructions for making one for your dog.
DIY Dog Heating Pad Tutorial
fleece fabric – I purchased a $3 fleece throw with a dog print on it at Walmart. That 50″ x 60″ throw can be enough to make an entire heating pad. Since I doubled over my top layer, I needed more fleece. I used a contrasting fleece so that you can see how this tutorial is done.
soft heat packs – I purchased twelve that measured 5″ x 7″.
Double the fleece over to make the top of the heating pad measuring approximately 32″ x 27″.
Lay the top layer out flat and arrange the heat packs on top. The heating packs were laid out in three rows of four, so I cut out three 32″ x 11″ strips of contrasting fleece.
Fold over just over an inch of the top of each fleece strip and sew it down along the outside edges. This forms a lip in the top of the pocket strips to help hold the heat packs in place.
Use straight pins to pin the pocket strips in place on the underside of the pad.
Sew the pocket strips in place along the sides and bottom of the pad.
With the bottom side up, lay out the rows of heat packs. Mark vertical sewing lines between the heat packs.
Stitch along the marked lines, making sure to catch the folded under top edge of each pocket strip.
The heating pad is complete.
Heat the pads according to directions and place in each pocket of the pad.
Turn in over and lay it out for your dog to enjoy.
We always joke that our dog isn’t very bright, but he sat on the pad right away as if he knew it was his. This nice behavior need to be rewarded!
Thanksgiving Dog Treats
I love my pet and I want to treat him to a happy Thanksgiving season, that is why I created this pad for him. With guests coming and going for big feast, it means a lot of cold air will enter the house as the door opens and closes. This heating pad will help keep Cooper warm. I also picked up some treats for him while I was at the store. These included PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™ Original Flavor Treats for Small/Medium Dogs, 10 count and PEDIGREE® Marrobone® Mini Beef Flavor Dog Snacks, 15 oz.
You can pick up PEDIGREE® treats in the pet aisle at Walmart. They are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. Check out the Stocking Solver tool on Walmart.com.
Cooper loves PEDIGREE® DENTASTIX™! We use them to help train him.
How do you keep your pet warm during cold weather? Visit HappyPetHappyHome.com for more ideas on how to treat your dog to a great Thanksgiving holiday.
posted 17 Nov 2016