Kane Heat Mat
- Warms to approximately 37°F above ambient temperature
- Available with or without a thermostat. (Optional thermostat control provides an easy way to accurately regulate heat mat temperature.)
- Durable, easy to clean, high-density polyethylene
- Pre-drilled holes along edges make securing mat easy
- 18" wire-spring prevents chewing
- 2 sizes:
- 18" x 18"
- 28" x 18"
The heat mat may not feel warm to the touch. As the animal lies on the mat surface, the body traps the heat thereby giving the animal the desired warming effect. When the mat is chilled it may take several hours to reach maximum operating temperature.
Protect the power cord from all animals and reptiles.
How to Use
Testing warmthThe heat mat may not feel warm to the touch. As the animal lies on the mat surface the body traps the heat thereby giving the animal the desired warming effect. The heating element takes some time to warm up. When the mat is chilled it may take several hours to reach maximum operating warmth. Be sure to test the mat where you intend to use it. Allow 15 to 20 minutes for the mat to heat; FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY, place a pillow or cushion over the mat for 20 minutes to simulate the animal's body lying on the mat. Then put your hand against the mat under the pillow or cushion to "feel the heat". Be sure to remove the pillow or cushion to prevent damage to the heating unit or fire risk.
In the pet housePlace the mat so that the coiled spring portion of the electric power cord is at the back corner and can be secured with an optional cord protector such as a 1-½" diameter PVC pipe to protect the cord from the pet. (PVC cord guard ships with the 48" mats only & does "not" include a spring guard on the power cord.) Be sure your pet cannot reach the unprotected lead-in. Use only outdoor type weatherproof cable where it is exposed. Underground conduit is recommended. Always allow approximately half the floor space in the pet-house or box for the animal to move off as well as on the mat.
For puppies and the whelping boxThe coiled spring lead-in cord should be securely fastened and covered where the puppies cannot injure themselves and the control should be outside the pen area. The mat should fit the space available for the pups only. When using the whelping box a thermostat temperature control is of the utmost necessity. Remember pups are very tender and will sprawl flat on their tummies for the first two weeks. Too much heat can be as fatal as too little. You will probably select different control settings to balance day and night temperature variations. Always check the warmth of your mat because variables can affect the way it "feels" to your pups.
For additional information, see operating instructions above.
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James F from California
Item works well and stays nice and warm, but I did not realize until I received it that you can’t put anything over it - not even a thin blanket. The hard surface has some odd bumps molded into it which seems to make it uncomfortable to lay on... so far the pets are staying away.