George Atwood

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Thank you Dan. That is reassuring. I acknowledge that my idea of "cold" is probably pretty mild compared to North.

The one thing I left out was the cold concrete beneath him. A dog house as you describe would get him up off the slab though.

I am still looking for an answwr to me question though. My idea of cold may be a heat wave to you in winter, but it's cold and I want the best for this dog.
Looking for the lowest drawing dog heat source available.
4 years ago
Hello, this is my 1st post. I'm a newbie here. I recently took in my Mom's 8 year old german shepherd. He has some problems with muscle atrophy in his hips because he had been confined to a small yard. This of course only exacerbates any arthritic issues that may be starting. I'm on 2.5 acres, and he's an outside dog, his activity is already greatly increased, as he has room to roam and run here. My concern is keeping him warm this winter. He has always been outside, and doesn't want to come inside. I'd like to provide him some warmth on the porch for winter nights.

I am in inland So Cal. In my little valley, it's not unusual for nighttime temps to drop into the low 20's. I would just hang a heat lamp over his bed, or put a reostat mat under him, but I am 100% off grid, and I am wondering what is the best way to provide some warmth with the least power draw on my batteries? I know there are "low voltage" options available, but I thought someone in here might have a good idea. Oh, and I did try the search engine here. Thank you.
4 years ago
I am brand new here. This is my 1st post. I registered with the user name, "Ruck." Do you request I change that? It's a forum name I use all the time. I just like it. But I am willing to change if you so decree from on high