Are the crate covers machine washable?
Yes. Your crate cover can be washed using your regular washing machine. To launder the crate cover, remove any heavy soiling from the cover that may exist. Fasten all straps to themselves and close all zipper openings on the crate cover.
WASH USING COLD WATER ONLY & DRY ON THE LOWEST HEAT SETTING POSSIBLE. DO NOT USE BLEACH.
Are the crate pads machine washable? What about the inside of the pads?
Both the outside cover and the inner pads are machine washable. Simply remove the pads and wash in cold water and dry on the lowest heat setting.
What kind of material are your products made out of?
All products made out of heavy duty 6.8oz. 100% polyester double-coated with polyurethane which is known for its breathable water-resistant and windproof properties and is widely used in outerwear clothing.
Can your crate covers and pads be used indoors and outdoors?
Our crate covers and pads are designed with high-grade industrial thread that stands up to outdoor use. It also protects against household pet hair and dander for indoor use.
Are crate covers for cold weather conditions? What about the summer time?
Dogs have a fur coat which keeps them warm enough for being indoors at home. However, pads and covers can help shield the coldness transmitted through the metal wire bottoms of the crate. A little protection from cold with breathable material is better than stuffing the dog's crate with blankets that can quickly turn into chew or potty blankets. AnimatedPet Crate Covers and Pads provide the needed support and protection for a comfortable pup.
For the summer time, we have non-polyurethane coated covers that allow for more air circulation through the covers, creating a better environment for your pup. These covers are only available in the standard sizes: 24" and 48" Standard Fit Crate Covers.
DO NOT ZIP UP ALL SIDES OF CRATE COVER WHEN COVERING CRATE DURING HOT WEATHER UNLESS CRATE IS PLACED IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM.
What size crate should I get my dog? What if I have a growing puppy?
Crates vary in size so it is best to choose one that gives your pet room to be comfortable enough to turn around and lay down. Your dog should also be able to enter and exit the crate in the upright position without having to crouch or crawl through. Crates should be cozy and enclosed to give your dog a safe and comfortable environment that recreates a den-like ambiance suitable for their natural needs.
Extra space is not always a good idea as dogs may begin to section off areas to relieve themselves since there is extra room to lie around away from their new "bathroom" area. AnimatedPet offers a guide for selecting the best dog crates for your pet. (View Sizing Guide) Wire crates are perfect for larger and stronger dogs since they offer the most protection for your pet and are generally less expensive than plastic and tent alternatives.
Growing puppies will also need a crate that can accommodate their growth. Dividers are available for the iCrate, Life Stages, and Ultima crates by Midwest offering your growing puppy room to grow into their full-size without having to change into a different crate.
Why should I choose wire crates against plastic crates?
Although plastic crates are portable, they are also very difficult to clean and often trap odors inside since they aren't too well ventilated. Wire crates can be hosed down easily and you can use washable bedding to keep your pet comfortable inside.