When you get cold in your home, it’s a very easy problem to fix. All you have to do is get up and adjust the thermostat or grab yourself a blanket from the closet. But your cat doesn’t have the same options you do. Because of this, some cats, particularly of the hairless variety, are chronically cold, and there’s not a whole lot they can do about it.
Luckily for your cat, you’re aware of their chilly condition and have found a simple solution; self-warming cat beds. Plenty of these products are available, but as you know, they’re not all created equal. After getting a few self-warming cat beds that we weren’t thrilled with, we decided to solve this problem once and for all.
So, we picked out many of the most popular cat beds that were advertised as self-warming and put them to the test. In the following reviews, we’re going to share how each of these beds performed, what we thought about them, and which ones were our favorites, to help you pick the right one.
After testing many similar products, we finally settled on the Aspen Pet Self-Warming Cat Bed as our top choice. It appears to be of higher quality than most competing products, though it’s priced more affordably. Because it comes in 4 different sizes, you’re certain to find a size that’s perfect for your feline. Unfortunately, you don’t get any choice in color; red and cream is the only option.
What makes this bed self-warming is the special interior layer. It reflects your pet’s body heat back to them, helping them to feel warmer than if they were laying in a regular cat bed. Thankfully, no electricity is required. This bed doesn’t have to be plugged in and it’s completely safe for your kitty.
More than just safe, this self-warming bed is also very comfortable. It’s covered in a faux lambs’ wool plush that’s super soft to the touch. Furthermore, there’s plenty of padding in this bed, so your cat will be comfy curled up in its clutches. Additionally, the non-slip bottom ensures that the bed stays put and won’t slide around while your cat’s in it.
Self-warming and simple, this cat bed from Frisco is our pick for best value, and it might just be the best self-warming cat bed for the money. Less than half the price you’d pay for some of the more expensive options on this list, this bed brings self-warming satisfaction to those on a strict budget. Of course, you’ll have to make some sacrifices, including variety since this bed comes in just one size and color.
Still, if you can deal with the lack of options, this bed is a great choice. It’s a neutral gray color that will work well in almost any environment. Cleaning is easy since it’s machine washable. Just toss it in the washer and any lingering odors will be gone. The non-skid bottom is also a nice touch that prevents it from sliding around if the bed is placed on a hard floor like tile or wood.
Altogether, it’s an affordably priced, albeit, simple self-warming cat bed that works exactly as intended.
If you’re looking for a step-up in luxury to provide for your cat, then check out the K&H Pet Products self-warming cat bed. This cat bed has high, firm walls that give your cat something to really curl up against, keeping them cozy, comfy, and warm. There’s even a removable hood that covers the top, turning this bed into more of a cat cave, which many cats really love.
Whether your cat is tiny or giant, you’ll find a good fit with this bed as it comes in 2 sizes. The interior is plush and soft to the touch, with plenty of padding to keep your kitty comfortable. For the self-warming effect, metalized insulation is used under the plush layer that will reflect your cat’s heat back into the bed.
There wasn’t much about this cat bed that we didn’t like. Not all cats are fond of the hood, but it can be easily unzipped and removed. The price is a bit steeper than some similar alternatives, but for what you’re getting, we don’t think it’s unreasonable.