Self Heating Cat Pads: Convenient Warmth for Kitty

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Keep kitty Warm!

It's that time of year when your cat wants to snuggle up and get warm. We all know how much cats love heat and the best thing I've found is self heating cat pads. These reflect your cats own body heat back to him and make him comfortably warm. They also make electric heated cat beds and these are also great, but not as convenient as the pads. For one thing, you don't have to plug in the self heating pad and so it can be put anywhere you please. Or I should say anywhere your cat pleases!

Add one to a cat bed you already have!

One nice thing about these pads is that you can add one to any cat bed you already have. That way it can be put away during the summer months, although I find my cats like them even then. With the air conditioner blasting away, they still cuddle in the beds with the pads in them. They are washable and help keep the cat bed cleaner. Instead of having to take the cover off the bed, which can sometimes be frustrating to get back on, you can just toss the pad in the washer.

Add one to your own bed!

They come in many colors and patterns and sizes, so finding one to fit whatever spot you have in mind is easy. Another place I use them is on my own bed. My cats like to sleep with me, but get mad when I dare to move, so they tend to sleep on other parts of the bed, instead of snuggled up with me. I put a couple of these on the bed and they love them. I wake up to find at least a couple of my babies on each pad.

Save money!

Most of us are trying to save money right now and I have lowered my thermostat to help with heating bills. I always worry though that my cats aren't warm enough, but now that they have their heated pads, I know that they are nice and warm. These pads are reasonably priced too. The best thing about the Internet is that you can find some great prices from some of the more well known companies, so you can really save that way.

Great for cats recovering from illness or surgery!

I noticed at my vets office that the animals recovering from surgery were on electric pads. I have also put my cats on electric heating pads covered with a towel when they were sick or home from surgery. Now that they make electric heated cat beds, electric heated cat pads and the self warming cat pads, it is easy to give your kitty some safe therapeutic heat when they are sick or recovering. These are all a very low source of heat that is safe for your cat, as opposed to human heating pads that I always worried were too hot.

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B. A. Williams 5 years ago from USA

Great article my cat is a heat sucker and I am going to go out and buy one of those non-electrical heat pads. I am sure she'd love it.

Nice read thanks!

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catgypsy 5 years ago from the South Author

Thanks B.A. I'm sure your cat will be happy with it!

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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Amy has arthritis so heat is a real issue.

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catgypsy 5 years ago from the South Author

These are great for arthritis. One of my cats has it and I've noticed it helps her stay a little more limber. Thanks for the comment.

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Marsei 4 years ago from New Orleans

I cannot wait to buy one of these pads and send this to at least three people with cats. My cat constantly sits under one of the lamps because he's always cold. I keep the house very cool, even in summertime because I'm in perpetual menapause, so I know he's freezing. These are just the answer. This hub is well-written and put together and I like the writer's voice and style

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South Author

Thanks so much for the compliments! Some of mine sit directly under lights too, but when I changed to all fluorescent bulbs, they don't have the heat they used to! So the pads are perfect. Hope your cat enjoys it!

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SallyTX 3 years ago from Only In Texas!

I do this by buying a large sheet of mylar from a camping supply store and cutting it to size for my cats' beds. A sheet big enough to wrap yourself up in only costs about $3. Just cut it to size and put it, shiny-side-up, under your cat's blanket or pad. It will reflect your cat's body heat back and make a nice, cozy bed. Voted up and useful! ;D

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

Thanks for the tip Sally! I'll check that out.

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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

OMG, my cats would love this. I keep my house pretty cool in the winter since the gas bill gets so high. A couple of my cats get on the vents in the floor for the heat. LOL. I'll have to look into these pads!

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

They are really popular with all my cats. I'm sure yours would love them too. Thanks for stopping by!

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DzyMsLizzy 3 years ago from Oakley, CA

What a great product! I'm sure my kitties would love these--especially my senior 'catizens.'

Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned.

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idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

I encountered this on my feed (it was shared by a friend) and how I thank you for this. My cats would surely love these pads especially in this cooler season. And it will save some household costs too. Thanks again!

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Jeanne Grunert 3 years ago from Virginia

Nice hub! I have one cat who loved her pad, and others who won't touch it. Go figure! Voted up and useful.

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nArchuleta 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

I had no idea these existed! I don't know if Lindemann needs one -- my apartment is naturally warm. Seems like a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

DzyMsLizzy, yes the senior cats really benefit from the extra warmth, as they get just as achy as us old folks do with age...hah. Thanks for checking them out!

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

idigwebsites, I'm so glad you found this and thanks to the friend who sent it to you. I try to keep the heat down to save money, but worry about my kitties being warm enough, so these really help solve that problem. Thanks for stopping by.

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

Jeanne, that's funny, but we all know how picky cats are! I'm glad one of them liked it.

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

nArchuleta, thanks for stopping by and reading about them!

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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

Would these work for dogs? My grand dogs have been without their family for two weeks. They get cold when they come here. Lots of tile floor.-Wonder if grand kitty would like one?

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

tirelesstraveler, they work great for dogs too. In fact many of the pictures of the products on Amazon show dogs in the beds. I love that you call them grand dogs and grand kitty! You must be a fellow animal lover!

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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

Our family has a rather interesting relationship with animals. We always seem to have at one animal that annoys most of the family, but is dearly adored by one. That particular furry is Mikey. He is the fun police. He is totally adored by his 6'5" master and sometimes tolerated by the rest.

I do enjoy the furry members of our family

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catgypsy 3 years ago from the South Author

tirelesstraveler....hahaha...that's funny! Give Mikey a pet from me!

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