|Q: What reaction can I expect from my dog and cat?
As you know, all cats and dogs have individual personalities and very different habits and preferences. Some may climb right into their Fauna Sauna bed or lie down next to the Fauna Sauna Pro right away, while others may need a day or two or even a couple of weeks to become comfortable with something new in their environment. Some prefer to be up close to the emitters while others will choose to bask a little further away. Many animals will curl right up next to it within an hour or two. Some use it for 10-20 minutes at a time, while others will use it up to 3 or 4 hours a day or more. All you have to do is set it up, turn it on and they’ll find it.
Q: Will I have to train my dog or cat to use the Fauna Sauna?
No. Please do not try to train them to use it. Just set it up in a place they like to sleep and then leave it alone. Let them discover it and choose to use it when they are ready. Please resist the temptation to try and get them to stay in the bed or under the panels before they are ready as this can result in them not wanting to use it for some time.
Q: Will Fauna Sauna heat up the room?
No. Remember, far infrared warms objects, not the air around them. So while your dog or cat will be comfortably warmed, the surrounding air will remain cool.
Q: Can my pet get burned using your device?
No. The surface temperature of the emitters is not hot enough to the touch to burn, and your cat or dog will not by choice remain in prolonged direct contact with the emitter. Fauna Sauna was not designed to be used in direct contact, as it then becomes conductive, rather than radiant heat.
Q: Is it possible to get tanned or sunburned using your device?
Fauna Sauna gives off no ultra-violet light which are the burning rays of the sun. Therefore, it is impossible to get a sunburn while using theFauna Sauna.
Q: What if my pet can’t move around easily?
If your dog or cat has difficulty getting up and moving due to age, illness or injury, they can still benefit from using the Fauna Sauna, but you need to take extra precautions. You can place them in the Fauna Sauna bed or under the Fauna Sauna Pro, however we recommend that you stay with them to be sure that when they have had enough you are there to move them or turn it off. We suggest starting with short sessions of 5 or 10 minutes at a time, and observe how they respond.
Q: How do I set up Fauna Sauna?
The smaller Fauna Sauna bed, the Pierre model, comes fully assembled. The larger beds, the Regent and Carlyle models, require minor assembly. All tools and hardware are included in your box, along with instructions for attaching the side pieces to the base and attaching the legs. Assmebly takes less than 10 minutes.
The Fauna Sauna Pro weighs less than 10 pounds, and sets up quickly and easily. All you need is a screw driver. Just remove the parts from the box, slide the leg into the base and secure with two screws (provided), then slide the panels onto the base
Q: Are far infrared saunas available for people?
Yes! We also sell the most advanced far infrared saunas in the world. Please contact us
for more information.
Q: Can you explain the different types of heat?
There are three types of heat known.
The first and oldest is Infrared, also known as Radiant Heat or Conversion Heat. This is the type of heat that comes from the sun and heats the earth. Infrared heats objects, not space - that is why the earth is warm and outer space is cold. Without the sun’s infrared heat, there would be no life on our planet. The visible light from the sun is a different wavelength of energy known as ultraviolet – these are rays that can damage our skin and health. Infrared has none of the negative effects associated with ultraviolet. All living organisms need infrared to flourish, and readily absorb it much deeper and much quicker than any other type of heat.
The second type of heat is called Convection or heated air. Convection heat is the type of heat that the oven in your kitchen uses. Hot air cooks your food from the outside in. Convection is also used in forced heat systems in homes and in Finnish saunas. Super heated air can be difficult to breath, raises blood pressure, and consumes a great deal of energy to produce.
The third type of heat is known as Conductive heat. Conductive heat is transferred to an object by direct contact with a heated surface or by immersion in hot water. A hot tub or a heating pad uses conductive heat to heat your body, and also raises blood pressure.
Of the three types of heat, infrared is the safest, simplest and least expensive to use.
Q: What are the different types of infrared?
Far infrared is the very same type of heat that all warm blooded animals give off naturally.
Infrared heat is divided into three categories: Near, Middle and Far Infrared.
- Near Infrared is used in industry for curing paint, setting glues and many other applications, and it is extremely hot.
- Middle Infrared is used in food warming lamps and the red bulbs used in bathrooms. It also has some medical applications. It is a visible red light and is not meant to be used at close range.
- Far Infrared is used in many medical applications, such as incubators, physical therapy, dermatology, and many others. In fact, it is the only heat known to lower blood pressure. It is also the heat that our bodies and all animals produce. Far Infrared has the most positive effects of any type of heat.
Q: How long has Infrared been used?
Infrared was "discovered" in 1800 by a German scientist who was measuring the temperature of the different colors of sunlight through a prism on a tabletop. He placed a thermometer in each of the colors of the spectrum and got different readings. He then set the thermometer down just beyond the red band of light to record his findings only to turn back and see the mercury rising higher and higher where no light was seen and the rest is, as they say, history.
Infrared has been used medically for at least 100 years in the United States and Europe. Babies’ incubators and all physical therapy clinics use Infrared. Infrared is also used in hundreds of other ways, including in Physical, Respiratory and Pulmonary Therapy, Dermatology, Oncology and many other medical uses for both humans and animals.
Infrared already has many applications for animals. Most reptile cages are warmed with Far Infrared heaters. And horse enthusiasts have already discovered the benefits of Infrared, through Infrared leg wraps and blankets.
Whether we knew it at the time or not, Infrared radiant heat has been utilized throughout history. Ancient civilizations that built with stone utilized Infrared heat’s properties to keep homes and other structures cool during the day and warm at night. And when a fire is built for warmth, it is the Infrared heat that the fire radiates that keeps us warm.