Simply fill a sock with uncooked rice and tie it closed. When warmed up in a microwave, the rice sock is a source of heat for an animal who is wrapped in a blanket. Be sure to wrap the sock in a pillowcase, as shown in the photo here. This way, the rice sock is never in direct contact with the patient, as it could spread disease or have the potential to burn an animal.
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