If your dog or cat is outdoors for part or most of the day, it's important that they have a source of food and water, preferably unfrozen.....
K&H Pet Products, which makes a variety of heated products for pets, like pet houses and beds, makes industry tested bowls for outside cats and dogs effective at up to 9º below fahrenheit.
The K&H Thermo-Kitty Cafe exceeds USA & Canadian electrical safety standards, with stainless steel wiring protecting the Cafe's electrical cords, and the best insulation protecting the heating bowls, insuring your pet's safety. The 12 and 24 ounce inner bowls for water and food are stainless steel and dishwasher safe. Though additional inside bowls can be purchased from K&H, you can find their sizes in most pet stores.
Customers from really cold parts of the country totally endorse the Thermo-Kitty Cafe for their own cats, as well as neighborhood strays. The secret is to keep the Cafe plugged in only when it's cold outside. The food and water remains at a chilly room temperature, which is fine, but when the weather gets warmer, unplug the Cafe, or it will "cook" the food.
I don't see why the Thermo-Kitty Cafe wouldn't work for small dogs too, but there is a special dish for dogs that cats and other animals might use too: the K&H Thermal-Bowl Outdoor Heated Water Bowl. It comes in different colors and materials, depending on what size you purchase: 32, 96, or 120 ounces, or 1.5 gallons. Again the goal is not to make the water hot, just to keep it from freezing. Some customers use the large bowl to make sure their backyard birds get water in the winter. That's a great idea!
For those who live in cold climates, these bowls are a great solution to insuring pets get proper hydration. And most importantly, the Thermo-Kitty Cafe and the Thermal-Bowl have passed strict safety standards. Note though, that they are intended to be sheltered to insure their safety. Electrical connections should not be exposed.
That's the buzz for today!