I'm looking for ideas on how to keep my almost 13 year old Digital the brindlewonderkid warm this winter indoors, particularly when I'm not home. I have several hard indoor/outdoor heated pet mats and while Jet the try-ing and Zest the Superstar in training, will both enjoy it, Digital will have nothing to do with it. I have snuggle safe discs, but he tends to avoid them too. Everyone is inside, of course, and Diggie is not crated while I'm not home.
Does anyone leave coats/jackets on the dogs when they're not home? Do you worry about them becoming tangled up in it?
Does anyone have experience with heated pet beds? What about the heated inserts that plug in? Is this a fire hazard?
Anyone use a heated blanket for their dog? Again, fire hazard?
I am not worried about Diggie chewing, but he does insist on creating his own "nest" out of any sort of blanket I put out for him. (read, properly wad up blankets) He refuses to sleep under covers of any sort except when really, really freezing. And even then, I'm not sure it would occur to him to go under the covers by himself.
I'd like him be able to get a bit warmer if he needs to without keeping the thermostat set to 80 degrees. I'd also like to not worry about burning the house down while I'm gone. Lately, I have an oil heater plugged in in one room while I'm gone.