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1) When microwaved, initially it is too hot to be safe. It burned my skin carrying it to where I wanted it! So, I never dared use it for a pet. It stays too hot for a few hours. It is a comfortably warm temperature for maybe an hour but it hardens. Then becomes a hard block as it cools to lower than room temperature. 2) The surface material deteriorated! When the surface started peeling off it also stained blue anything it was on and left a chemical smell. I never washed or rubbed it. It deteriorated on its own. I don't think this product is safe.
The product heats well in the microwave. For me it's 5 minutes and then an additional 2 minutes (1 minute increments). It does stay somewhat warm for 12 hours, but I think reheating at 5 hours is optimal. As the item cools down, the internal liquid solidifies, making for a bit of a lumpy hard mat. As directions noted, I did wrap in a towel so there would be no direct contact. Unfortunately, my kitty walked across it, and didn't seem to like the squish squish under her feet. She then carefully walked around every place I tried putting it. Finally wrapped it in a towel and placed under her little cube bed. She took one sniff (it gives off a bit of a waxy odor) and sat in front of her cube and howled, pacing throughout the house. Poor little thing. I took the pad away, and after a day or two (once the area aired out, I suppose), she was back to using her cube bed. My kitty is old and nearly blind, making her a less than ideal candidate for anything new. I'll be using the warmer for myself. (nice to not have to be constantly adjusting my electric heating pad) I just toss it on top of a lap throw while watching TV.
I recently moved a half dozen cats to my unheated barn in Michigan. They have big old aviaries to climb in and many beds, carpets, etc., but I was still worried about their warmth. This product has helped a great deal. I warm them up twice a day, wrap them in quilted pillow shams, and place them in their aviaries. The pads keep their warmth for a long time, and the cats gravitate to them. I am much less worried about them with this product. It does take about 10 minutes with our microwave to get the pads completely liquid inside (one at a time, of course). I would recommend them if a person is worried about a pet staying warm; I don't think they stay heated hours and hours in unheated environments, but if you are tentative about extra electrical items in a horse barn (and that's a definite concern), these are a big support.
Doesn’t stay hot very long. Gets hot but only lasts about 4 hours
I heated this for six minutes it doesn’t stay warm past two hrs my cat is older and it gets real hard as well and when heated swishing noises like a water bed she was afraid of it for me a big waste of money
I bought this, followed instructions, kept adding minutes until I got to 7 and first night it didn’t last 8 hours. Then I threw caution to the wind and went straight to 8 minutes 15 seconds — it was still putting out heat 12 hours later. It needs to get really hot and liquidy!
As Vinvin's owner, I can report he turned out not to be interested in any type of heating pad at all, so he declines to offer an opinion on this specific one. However, I have claimed them for myself and slide them under my covers before I go to sleep so I get into a toasty bed. I have several hard discs I can compare this to. The two I bought a number of years ago were from a company that no longer seems to exist. They're pink, and they heat to perfect temperature in 3 minutes 45 seconds, and are still warm 8+ hours later! The hard disc from Arf Pets, which you can find on Chewy, lasts longer than this squishy one, but nowhere near as long as the older discs. This squishy one is comfortable for leaning against, which probably is more comfortable for a bunny, but I also would hesitate to let a bunny sit on this, as they're prone to chewing on anything and everything. For any animal that really likes to chew, I'd recommend the Arf Pets over this one. For a pet that doesn't chew, or to slide behind your own back after shoveling snow (lol), I'd recommend this.
I was not impressed with this item it takes much longer to heat up and it gets cool fast. I purchased 3 of them not worth the money. I tried using it outside for a stray kitty and did not last as it should. It may be better for an inside use rather than outside.
Thanks to Chewy.com for providing a product I've been using for approx. 5 years. Thanks to K&H for making a product for consumers who are genuine, passionate animal lovers. The K&H Microwavable Warmers are perfect for my efforts to care for 2 outside kitties. With proper care, this product will last and they are safe - no elec. plug-ins required. I only re-order to have extras on-hand, not because they become defective or wear out. I rotate them which adds to their longevity. (4) wrapped warmers in a large igloo are perfect for my application. My personal thanks to both companies.
There are 3 animals in our household and 4 K&H pet heaters of different types! This is my second microwaveable warmer; the first is still in use and has held up to a year of hard wear (being folded over and hardening that way). They're perfect for at night/ when you need to leave your pet unattended and don't want to burn the house down with a space heater. These pads are soft and squishy, unlike the hard plastic snugglesafe ones. I have 2 arthritic birds who use these as water beds on cold nights. Prolonged cold puts a strain on animals' health just the same as it does humans. These stay warm for maybe 6 hours, so there is a lot of microwaving that goes on. Be sure to put a towel or cloth between this and your pet.