If you like soaking in warm and long baths, only to use a heating pad once you are out, you probably know already how relaxing such a pad can get. Believe it or not, dogs feel the same. Wash your dog, put it on an inexpensive pet heat pad and it will fall asleep almost instantly, especially on a cold winter day. This option is even more important for dogs that require heat therapies. Practically, old dogs suffering from arthritis will overcome the unpleasant symptoms a lot easier when their pains and aches and ameliorated. Besides, these things are not even too expensive.