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Why Cats Need Warm Electric Heated Cat Beds

Updated on October 9, 2014
© CJS 2011-15. All Rights Reserved.
© CJS 2011-15. All Rights Reserved.

Pet Safe Electric Heated Cat Beds for Healthier Happier Pets

Keep your little kitty warm during the cold winter months with these great Electric Heated Cat Beds. Heated beds are recommended by veterinarians for all cats.

Although some think of a heated cat bed as an indulgent luxury for pampered pets, it really is a necessity for all cats, especially those who live where the winters are cool.

Why Cats Need Heated Beds

A cat’s normal body temperature is 102 degrees (F). Because their body temperature is higher than humans, they need a warmer place to sleep. A heated bed will help your cat maintain her or his body temperature and keep their immune system healthy.

If your pet is older, the heat is therapeutic for joint pain and joint stiffness and especially helps if your pet has arthritis. However, you shouldn't wait for your cat’s immune system to be compromised or until s/he becomes arthritic before getting your cat a heated bed. It makes far more sense to get it now and forestall or possibly even prevent temperature related health problems -- and all for less than the cost of one average visit to the vet.

This is the Electric Heated Cat Bed Our Smallest Cat Prefers

K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Bed Small Sage 16-Inch  4 Watts
K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Bed Small Sage 16-Inch 4 Watts

While our bigger cat prefers a heated mat, his little sister adores this soft cozy bed. It is also easy to keep clean and thermostat controlled and comes in different sizes and colors too.

This Thermo-Kitty heated cat bed has a dual thermostat 4 watt heating unit buried deep within its thick, super soft, orthopedic foam base. It warms the surface 10-15 degrees above ambient air temperature to a cat pleasing 102 degrees when in use. The washable cover comes in two colors and is attractive in any room in the house. Indoor use only. UL listed.

 

Electric Heated Cat Beds Are Safe and Economical.

These pet safe Electric Heated Cat Beds have special chew resistant cords so your cat will be safe from electric shock. They are made of durable materials to withstand clawing and scratching. Electric Heated Cat Beds are comfortable and beneficial for every cat of any size and age and come in many different styles to match your room's décor and your pet's preferences.

K&H Deluxe Hooded Heated Cat Bed, Leopard - Most Wanted Electric Heated Cat Beds

K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Bed Dlx Hooded Large Mocha Leopard 20-Inch 4 Watts
K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Bed Dlx Hooded Large Mocha Leopard 20-Inch 4 Watts

The Leopard Thermo-Kitty Bed has a dual thermostat, 4 watt heating unit buried within its thick premium polyfil pillow base. It warms the surface 10-15 degrees above ambient air temperature when not in use. When your pet lies in the bed it warms to your pet's normal body temperature to keep them cozy warm. The washable cover comes in two colors and is attractive in any room in the house. Indoor use only, UL listed, one year warranty.

 

A Surprise Benefit of Heated Cat Beds

Did you know that heated beds can boost your pet's immune system? Because warm cats do not have to spend huge amounts of energy trying to keep warm their bodies can better resist colds and illnesses and they stay healthier and happier.

Extreme Weather Kitty Pad with Fleece Cover - Top Rated Electric Heated Cat Beds

K&H Manufacturing Extreme Weather Heated Kitty Pad 12.5-Inch by 18.5-Inch 40 Watts with FREE Cover
K&H Manufacturing Extreme Weather Heated Kitty Pad 12.5-Inch by 18.5-Inch 40 Watts with FREE Cover

This thermostat controlled indoor-outdoor heat source is one of our two cat's favorites. We use it indoors in the winter and when he isn't lolling in a sun-filled window, you'll find him snuggled up on this. I especially like that the cord is steel wrapped and the cover and unit are both easy to clean.

 

Safe Heating Pads Are Another Way to Provide A Warm Bed for Your Cat

You can also buy pet safe heating pads to place under your cat's present bed so they can reap the comfort and health benefits of heat. Either way, cats enjoy snuggling into their toasty warm beds.

Best of all, electrically heated cat beds and heating pads are energy efficient and inexpensive to use and they are available in a wide range of prices to suit every budget.

Did You Know...?

Cats Have a higher body temperature than humans so they need a warmer temperature to sleep comfortably. About 102 degrees Farenheit is ideal for sleeping cats.

Comfy Low-Cost Heated Sleeping Mat with Dual Thermostat

K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Mat Mocha 12.5-Inch by 25-Inch 6 Watts
K&H Manufacturing Thermo-Kitty Mat Mocha 12.5-Inch by 25-Inch 6 Watts

This low-cost heated sleeping mat has a dual thermostat heater buried beneath soft foam. The surface temperature of the K&H Thermo-Kitty Mat will remain 10-15 degrees above ambient air temperature when not in use by the pet. The product is designed such that the surface will only warm to full temperature when the pet is on the mat.

 
Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad
Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad

Non-electrical pad heats up in your microwave in minutes and can provide warmth for your pet for up to 12 hours. Be sure to read and follow timing and safety instructions.

 

Alternatives to Electrically Warmed Cat Beds

Despite their high safety ratings and energy efficient low operating cost, some cat parents are still wary of electrically heated cat beds or need a warm spot for their cat to snuggle in during car or camping trips.

Although these alternatives do not necessarily provide as steady or long-lasting heat as thermostatically controlled heated pet beds and mats, they do help cats to retain more body heat and sleep more comfortably than they would with no way to increase warmth, and you do not need proximity to an electrical outlet to use them.

Meow Town Thermal Cat Mat - Beige
Meow Town Thermal Cat Mat - Beige

This mat works by reflecting your pet's body heat back to keep him warm. No electricity needed. We use this type of warmth source for our puppy and he is very happy with it and so are we.

 

Heated Pet Beds

make pets feel more secure and less alone as

they did when newborns nestled in nice

and warm amongst their siblings and mother.

Pets that have a warm place to sleep

are more relaxed and in a better mood .

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© 2011 Chazz

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    • Vickie Moses profile image

      Vickie Moses 3 years ago

      Great lens Heated beds for cats are great.

    • LabKittyDesign profile image

      LabKittyDesign 5 years ago

      Our cat also has a heated cat bed: our keyboard. :-)

    • David Dove profile image

      David Dove 5 years ago

      I thought I was getting a little crazy about cats but I don't feel so lonely now, are we on the same wing in this place?

    • oxfordian profile image

      oxfordian 5 years ago

      I have two of these and my cats love them!

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