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Make Heating Pads for Pets: Here’s How:

Here is an easy project you can make for your pets or ours!  A rice sock is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make a heating pad for pets.

You will need:

  • Uncooked rice (make sure it is not instant rice)
  • Clean, soft socks in adult sizes – crew or tube, in any thickness

Make your heating pad:

  1. Fill the sock about halfway with uncooked rice.
  2. Tie the remainder of the sock with a knot.  You can also sew the end of the sock closed.  If you add ribbons, be sure they are knotted tightly or tacked with a stitch so the pets can’t get them off and swallow them.
  3. You’re done – that was so quick, you can make some more!

To use, heat the rice sock for 1-2 minutes in the microwave. When using, make sure that your dog or cat can easily move off or away from the sock.

Your finished product will look like this:

sock rice heating pad

And be enjoyed like this:

rice heating pad

We use these homemade heating pads to help our dogs and cats keep warm after spay/neuter surgery. You can help us by making & donating them to our shelter.

Rice Sock & Kitten

The links below include instructions.  Follow this link for tons of inspiration for little heating pads!

Perfect for Tweens & Teens

Kitty Rice Heating Pack DIY


SKILLS: Basic hand and machine sewing


Perfect for Tweens & Teens

DIY Rice Heating Pad


SKILLS: Basic hand sewing, felt glueing


Perfect for Pre-tweens and Tweens

Little Monster & Owl Heating Pads


SKILLS: Basic hand sewing

little monsterheating pads