I received an Achy Paws Self-Warming Pet Mat for our dogs to review. Â We have six dogs, and five of them are Chihuahuas. Â If you know anything about Chihuahuas, you know they are ALWAYS cold. Â They are always shivering and want to be kept as warm as possible. Â It could be 90Âº outside (or even inside) and they still want more heat.
Here’s two of our Chihuahuas, Molly and Maxi. Â They were sharing a beam of sunlight in the afternoon. Â It was actually a warm day (I was wishing the A/C’s were in already), yet the dogsÂ still wanted more heat. Â In our house, anywhere there’s a beam of sunlight, you will find a Chihuahua!
So, when I heard aboutÂ these self-warming pet mats, I had to try it! Â Because I know five little dogs who would probably love it!
These mats haveÂ Dual Outer Layers made of 100% Polyester, and an Inner Lining, which is 100% Bamboo Charcoal Viscose. Â So many really cool things are being made from Bamboo lately!Â
They are also available in 5 sizes:
Pets are naturally attracted to the Achy Pawsâ„¢ Pet Mat for its unique self-warming fabric. It’s triple-layered thick with an inner layer of 100% Activated Bamboo Charcoal that activates with their body heat to bring restorative warmth to achy joints. Natural warmth also helps soothe tired muscles, reduce soreness, and melt away discomfort. Great for any season as bamboo charcoal can also fluctuate according to your pets temperature to provide cooling relief.
Who wouldn’t love that? Â As someone who is cold more than I am warm, I wish they made these for people too!
I received the Medium sized mat. Â As I was unwrapping it, the dogs were trying to get to it, to see what I was unwrapping. Â As soon as I set it on the floor, they were all walking all over it, sniffing it like crazy, they were even biting at it!
We have an extra recliner in the living room, and either Molly, Maxi or Annabelle are always laying on it. Â So I put the warming mat on the recliner. Â Within seconds, Molly was up there and laying on it. Â At first she wouldn’t stop sniffing it! Â I don’t know what it is that attracts them to the mat, maybe the bamboo charcoal viscose? Â But she smelled it for quite a while.
And when she was done smelling it, she justÂ layedÂ on it and slept! Â Every so often I would feel the mat under her and it did feel warm. Â Not just from her body heat, but warmer.
She now LOVES that mat. Â If she jumps down to get a drink of water or something, one of the other dogs will jump up and lay on it. Â They seem to enjoy playing musical chairs with it. Sometimes, you’ll even find two of them snuggling together on it.
It’s also very easy to care for. Â Machine wash in cold water. Dry on gentle cycle, low heat. To release odor, toxins, & pollutants absorbed by the support, place in direct sunlight or under a full spectrum light bulb once a month for an hour, or as desired.
Would you like your pet to try one of these Pet Mats? Â Because not only can you purchase one from their site, but you can enter to win one, too! Â You will have your choice of size Small, Medium or Large. Â Just fill out the Giveaway Tools below, to enter to win. Â This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 or over, and will end on 6/9/14 at 11:59pm EST. Â Good luck to everyone!
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