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SnuggleSafe Microwave Heat Pad

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Snuggle Safe Microwave Heat Pad is great for heating pet beds. Up to 10 hours of long-lasting warmth! Your pets will love the warmth of Snuggle Safe Thermapool at home or traveling. Heat in microwave for only 5 minutes (*depending on power of microwave) and then pop it under your pet's bedding.

Key Features:
  • Heated in minutes in a microwave
  • Lasts for up to 10 hours
  • Quick and safe Perfect for inside/ outside pets
  • No wires no scalding water
  • Bite and scratch resistant
  • Now includes cosy cover
  • This is an 'original' SnuggleSafe product
  • Contents is Toxic free Thermapol®
  • Made in the UK 17 years of production experience. Over a million units made and sold to date
Ideal for:
  • Puppies, Dogs
  • Kittens, Cats
  • Outside Pets
  • Convalescing
  • Elderly Pets
  • Or Just for the well being of any pet

Just about anyone who cares for animals large or small can benefit from the ease and safety of SnuggleSafes comforting warmth.

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Useful Information

SnuggleSafe Heatpad Instruction Manual here

Snuggle Safe®

Microwave Heatpad for Animals



Keep these instructions available for reference

Before You Start

SnuggleSafe is for use in domestic microwaves only (max 1,400 watts). Make sure that functions such as grilling or browning (if available on your microwave) are switched off. Make sure that your oven interior is clean, especially the turntable. Food and drink residue can affect the heating performance of the heatpad and could result in overheating. Do not heat more than one SnuggleSafe at a time

    Using Your SnuggleSafe

  1. Place SnuggleSafe on the microwave turntable, select full power and set the timer according to the chart. (If your microwave does not have a turntable, we recommend that you heat SnuggleSafe for 50% (half) of its recommended time, then turn it over (flip) and heat for the remaining time. This will ensure that it is heated as evenly as possible. Turn the microwave off while you flip the product.)
  2. Power Time
    600-650 watts 8 minutes
    700-750 watts 7 minutes
    800-850 watts 6 minutes
    900-1,000 watts 5 minutes
    1,100-1,200 watts 4 minutes
    1,300-1,400 watts 2 1/2 minutes

    Do Not Exceed The Stated Times

  3. When you have selected the correct time, start the timer.
  4. When the time cycle has finished, leave the SnuggleSafe in the microwave for another minute. During this extra minute, the SnuggleSafe will continue to heat up, even though the power is off. After this extra minute, the temperature of SnuggleSafe will have established.
  5. Before removing from the microwave, visually check that you have not accidentally overheated the bottle (see Safety Warning overleaf). When satisfied that the bottle has not been overheated, remove it from the microwave.
  6. Caution:

    The bottle will be hot. (Surface temperature approx 65°C/149°F). If not in its cover, you should use an oven glove or cloth to handle it.

  7. Place SnuggleSafe under your pet's bedding or under a loose blanket. If a cover is fitted to the heatpad, it is not necessary to place it under bedding, but you must ensure that your pet cannot touch the heatpad's surface which will be hot. Ideally, there should be good insulation under SnuggleSafe, as this will help to reduce heat loss downwards, thereby extending the heat output.
  8. Do not place an uncovered SnuggleSafe in direct contact with your pet's body as this might cause skin burns in some circumstances. Do not use with anu animal that is unconscious or otherwise unable to react to thermal discomfort.

Reheating SnuggleSafe

Allow SnuggleSafe to completely cool down before reheating.


Clean Snuggle Safe by wiping with a damp cloth or spraying lightly with disinfectant and wiping dry. Do not use abrasive substances or scourers.

Safety Warning:

  • Do not exceed the heating times
  • Overheating can damage the heatpad and may cause injury
  • Do not allow animals to bite or chew SnuggleSafe
  • Any Guarantee is invalid if the product has been overheated or damaged
  • If the product has misshapened, It has been overheated and should not be used again.

The SnuggleSafe heatpad contains Thermapol™ which is non-toxic. When the product is heated correctly and in accordance with these instructions, Thermapol remains predominantly in a solid state (approx 65°C/149°F). If the product is overheated, Thermapol will start to liquefy and if the product is seriously overheated its plastic casing will eventually melt-down, allowing the Thermapol to leak out. "Serious overheating" is 300-400% beyond the correct heating time (for example, in a 900-1,000w microwave where the correct heating time is 5 minutes, melt-down and leakage could occur after 20 minutes heating). Over heating will not cause the product to "explode", so Thermapol will leak from its casing without impact.

If the product appears in an way deformed or leakage is apparent, overheating has occurred. Do not open the microwave door until at least one minute after you have turned off the power, then open the door with caution and DO NOT TOUCH OR DISTURB THE CASING OR THE THERMAPOL AND DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE PRODUCT FROM THE MICROWAVE UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETELY COOLLED DOWN. If leakage has occurred, Thermapol will be dangerously hot. When cool, Thermapol will have returned to its solid state and can be removed from hard surfaces with hot water or can be scraped off by using a suitable implement.

Persons who are not familiar with the operation of microwave ovens or who may not be competent with their use, should seek the advice and assistance of a competent person. If there is any doubt in this respect, do not use. Do not take risks. Do not allow children to heat the product unless properly supervised. Do not heat in a conventional oven or by any other method.

Understand this the product's casing and its ingredients will always react to heat in a per-determined way. Used correctly, it can never distort or melt-down prematurely. If distortion occurs and/or its contents leak out, it has been overheated

The makers and their agents/distributors are not liable for any incidental or consequential damage resulting from he use of this product.

It is recommended that you replace the heatpad after 3 years; make a note of the purchase date and be sure to retain these instructions in a safe place.

The SnuggleSafe bottle and its contents (Thermapol™) are recyclable.

Veterinary Use

A SnuggleSafe heatpad must never come into direct contact with an animal. At all times the heatpad should be fitted with a cover, or suitable bedding should be place between it and the animal. We do not recommend the use of the heatpad with anesthetized or unconscious animals because they cannot react to thermal discomfort and this could result in skin burns. Recovering animals which use the heatpad should be monitored to ensure that they can move from the heat if necessary. Never re-heat a SnuggleSafe heatpad until it has completely cooled down.

Customer Reviews

Review Summary
132 Reviews
83% (110)
8% (11)
4% (5)
4% (5)
1% (1)
95% Recommend this product (125 of 132 responses)
By Kimberly
Long Island, NY
My Bunny Loves This Product
December 14, 2023
Excellent product. Very easy to use and keeps warm for a long time. My bunny loves flopping himself on top of the soft pad.
By Jason
4 hours
December 23, 2022
10 below here in mn and I have 2 of them. Their cold after 4 hours
  • 4 hours good heat
  • 4 hours good heat
By Ursula
Boston Massachusetts
Best thing ever!!
January 20, 2022
I take care of feral cats, and I live in the North East. Winters can get pretty cold here, and I am seriously grateful to have come across this beauty. It makes clean up easy and quick. No more waiting for the food or water to thaw out….. thank you 😊
By Al
New York
Worth the price!
January 18, 2022
I have five very fussy (and curious!) guinea pigs whom I do not trust with any corded or gel heating pads. I've used Snugglesafe pads for years, they're perfect for the pigs on cold winter nights. These are dependable and durable--just make sure to follow the heating directions :)
This review is for replacements for my last ones that were lost in a move last year--I got three winters' use of those before losing them, and I expect many winters ahead of these replacements.
By Tampacatmom
Tampa Fl
Warm and safe
December 29, 2021
Had used Snuggle Safe years ago when I fostered baby kittens for a Rescue group. We have an outside feral kitty and wanted a way to give him a warm bed on cooler nights. Even in Fl we can have some cool weather. So I remembered Snuggle Safe! Works great, stays warm and comfortable all night.
  • Safe way to add warmth to a pets bed.
  • None
By Elaine
Hamilton NJ
Great little heater
December 24, 2020
I’ve been using these heaters for 3 yrs now for my outside cats. They love them. Just got another one so now they all have one & don’t have to fight over the warm spots.
  • Convenient safe & they stay warm for many hrs.
  • Don?t have any cons
By Barbara101
Davie, Fl.
Be careful heating this in the microwave.
September 14, 2018
If you overheat this by mistake it will pop and leak all over your microwave. Worse the gel inside will burn you very bad when you pick it up.This is dangerous if you heat it to long.
By Poorhows
Feral cat never had it this good.
November 28, 2016
Our resident feral cat and her daughter are in awe of this product. I received it yesterday and I'm not kidding the mother cat has been lying on her blanket with the heating disc, that is loose laid under the blanket for probably 24 out of 28 hours. We live in southern ca. and it still gets cold at night. Thankfully I bought 2 cause they're going to work 24/7. Terrific Product!!!!!
By Sammy
Great product!
October 28, 2016
Have used these pads for years for foster kittens without mothers. They keep the babies warm without getting too warm. Also, the heat lasts all night long. Here's a tip -- get more than one. That way you can use the pads full time and change them when it's convenient for you. Otherwise, you have to wait until the pad is cool before you can re-heat and re-use it.
By farscaper48
Jackson GA
Safe Snuggling for Orphans
April 10, 2016
used properly this snufflesafe microwave heat pad is wonderful for comforting orphan kittens in need and helps in our daily efforts to make sure they thrive. this was extremely useful in a recent incident of a feral mom who was trapped and brought into an animal control we assist. Mom stopped nursing the kittens and never cleaned them either--as soon as she could, she then bolted out of her cage at the pound. The newborns babies were quite cold the next morning & miraculously took readily to the bottle and were soon fast asleep on their nice warm snugglepad.
By chuck
Apple Valley, MN
January 14, 2016
This has exceeded expectations. Use it for our cats and one cat in particular can't get enough of it. We also use it for ourselves at times (what the one cat isn't looking)
By doggiemom
SnuggleSafe Microwave Heat pad
January 10, 2016
I called to see how many watts my microwave was. The directions said to stay within the wattage or the pad could burst. The heating pad barely is hot. The directions made you think it was going to be so hot that the cats shouldn't touch it. It was lukewarm and when I put it outside for the ferals, it should have stayed warm for at least 2 hours. It did not.
works great!
January 6, 2016
Use this when I leave for work. Heats my 2 Chihuahuas bed for the day. They love it!!
Stays warm all day 8+ hours if placed on cushion of bed with blanket placed on top. Even the cats like it. Only wish it was just a little larger.
By Cat l.
Ontario canada
great for outside cats
December 21, 2015
I am a "cat lady" and attract strays to my house. because we have our own inside cats, we made shelters on our porch for the 2 outside cats who spend most of the winter there. The Snuggle Safe Heat Pad works really well. I have 2 - 1 for each shelter. I heat them on HI for 4 minutes around 10 each winter evening and put them in the shelters under a soft mat. It keeps their house warm for 10 hours. Really works well but do NOT overheat and always let it sit for a minute before using with a pet in case there is a problem (too hot, leakage, etc.)
By Barbara
Clifton New Jersey
Life saver for my outside furry friends
December 10, 2015
I purchased these snuggle heat pads to help my outside cats stay warm. They sleep in the garage and it is not heated so I microwave these pads and put them under the cats and they are so warm all night and even in the morning the pads are still warm A great answer to my problem of helping my guys to stay warm at night. Great buy!!
By Cora
Salt Lake City, UT
Great product
October 14, 2015
This is a great product to keep your outdoor animals warm when an electric heating pad is not an option for you. Woo.
By JillJ
Excellent for senior cats
August 13, 2015
I honestly wasn't sure I would love this when it first arrived. I have a 19 yrs old cat that's very frail and she's always looking for a warm place to curl up and sleep.

The outer cover is very nice and cozy, but the inner core is very hard. She didn't seem interested the first few days, but now she hunts for it. I heated it for 4 minutes and it stayed warm for nearly 10 hrs!

I'm really glad I bought this and tried it several times until she got used to using it.
By Iguana L.
San Diego, CA
July 29, 2015
For years I have been searching for a product like this for my iguana. So great for traveling, any reptile owner should have one or two.
It is the BEST THING EVER! I don't know what I would do without it.
By animalscommunicate
April 30, 2015
Cats, heat-seeking beings that they are, lo-o-o-ve SnuggleSafe. Stays warm for a very long time. Great for kittens, older cats, any cats!
By Darlene
Balt Md
Review for SnuggleSafe Microwave Heat Pad
March 6, 2015
I really like this it works I would get this again .
By powder443
Arcadia, Ca
Longest lasting warmer out there
January 30, 2015
We love how it keeps warm for many hours. I have bought several for my other family member's dogs. It works not only for pets, but for people. I have often used it to keep warm at nights. it can last up to 10 hours when used under the sheets.
By catspookie
Not for every cat
January 28, 2015
I have a very thin elderly cat who we are trying to fatten up to be more healthy. She likes to sleep on the heating vent to stay extra warm. We thought this pillow would do the trick but she would have nothing to do with it. It did get warm but it was still very hard and I think she found it uncomfortable
By Penny
Safe and warm
January 25, 2015
Snugglesafe is the best heating element for animals because they can't be chewed, operate without cords or electricity and they stay warm! Yes, they are hard, but wrap them in a towel or place inside bedding...animals gravitate towards the warmth. Recommend purchasing two so they can be swapped out for continuous heat. Have used snuggle safe for domesticated and educational wildlife with utmost success.
By N/A
Good buy
January 24, 2015
The SnuggleSafe was at a very good price. The SnuggleSafe is exactly as described and worked very well. The delivery was exceptional, very fast. My cat was made much more comfortable.
I have told friends about it and about EntirelyPets.
Review for SnuggleSafe Microwave Heat Pad
January 21, 2015
EntirelyPets: The SnuggleSafe shipped and arrived quickly, the pricing was reasonable, and the customer service was excellent.

SnuggleSafe Product: Using it for my bunny. Seems to work well and I like it so far.

SnuggleSafe Customer Service: I emailed the SnuggleSafe company directly with a question regarding the heat timing I should use on my 1580 watt microwave (they only indicate to 1500 in the instructions), and 2 weeks later I have yet to receive a response.

EntirelyPets = A+
SnuggleSafe Product = A
SnuggleSafe Customer Service = F
By Deb
My cats Love Them
January 17, 2015
I have a 13 year old and a 6 year old that just love these heated discs. You can find them throughout the day sleeping on the discs especially during the cold summer months. Best Christmas gift from Santa ever. I also purchased another set just so I will always have them and in case I get another animal. The way these two hug them there is no way they are going to share. The disc hold the heat for a good 8 hours.
By Meredith M.
January 16, 2015
Our cat is almost 19 years old. I put my kitty on it, and he spends most of the day there. It stays warm for about 12 hrs.

No worries, heating pads are scary and usually turn off.
By Benita
easy to use
March 5, 2014
I live in NJ and have 2 feral cats who live in a barn in my yard. I have been giving them snuggle discs for 9 yrs. I have a doghouse in the barn filled with wool army blankets. I put 3 snuggle pads under a layer or two of blankets for them and when I go to get the discs the next day they are still warm. This product works well and is easy to use. They usually last about 3 yrs, then I replace them. Always use under a blanket so the animal's skin doesn't get burned.
By Dee
Easton PA
February 24, 2014
Keeps the dogbed snuggly and warm on these cold nights
By rer
Winchester, VA
great item
February 4, 2014
Item larger in size than I thought. Stays warm as advertised. Great for this subzero weather we have been having this year!

Questions and Answers

2 Questions & 4 Answers
November 21, 2018
Can i use this in an out door Feral cat shelter this winter in Southern Ontario
3 Answers
Yes, but I don’t know how long it will retain heat. You might experiment with thermal bags or other materials that will help retain heat. I use one in my unheated greenhouse in the winter. I put it inside a thermal bag and it stays warm for a few hours. 
Submitted by: TristansMom on November 22, 2018 from Portland Oregon
Yes!..You just microwave pad. No electric plug in. My dog loves the warmth. Very compact!
Submitted by: Dina on November 22, 2018 from California
Hi Bob, you will have to microwave this and then you can put it out side
Submitted by: EntirelyPets on May 8, 2019

from Sharpsburg, PA asked:
August 25, 2015
Hello, I have taken on the care of two feral cats in the neighborhood. I will be building shelters for them with straw inside. Can I use this product with the straw? Is there any danger of the straw igniting? Thank you, Norma Clouse
1 Answer
The warnings and cautions of the SnuggleSafe Microwave Heat Pad do not seem to indicate that placing the pad next to straw or other potentially flammable objects. This leads me to believe there is not much risk, if any, for the straw igniting.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 26, 2015

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