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14 Best Self Warming Cat Beds (2023): Self-Heated Picks For Chilly Kitties

Posted in: Cat Supplies - Last Updated: November 19, 2022 - Author: Rebekah Carter
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Last Updated: November 19, 2022  
Author:  Rebekah Carter

In this group test, we’re going to be comparing the best self-warming cat beds on the market. Self-heated cat beds are designed specifically to keep your felines warm during the colder winter months, by retaining your cat’s body heat. Self-heating cat beds use a variety of methods and materials to warm up cold kitties. 

self warming cat bed

We’re going to be looking at different options and the features that will help you make the right choice, including price (and value), design, materials, durability, and overall warmth. 

While most cats have a wonderful layer of insulating fur to help keep them at the right temperature, they can be prone to feeling the cold, just like us humans. Especially if they’re infirm or getting older. 

Some cats are more likely to get cold than others, such as hairless, and short-haired kitties, and when your cat isn’t comfortable, this can lead to anxiety, aggression, and even illness. 

We’ve explored a range of different warming beds from a host of the top-rated manufacturers and retailers on the market and canvassed the opinions of our expert veterinary advice team to help you make the right choice.

You’ll find that some of our picks for the best self-warming cat beds also do well in our group test of calming beds for cats. That’s no surprise as several of the best anti-anxiety beds also use special fabrics and materials to retain your cat’s body heat.

self heating cat bed

Best Self Warming Cat Bed: Our Overall Choice

Our overall top choice for the best self-warming cat bed is the PetMate Aspen self-warming bed. It wins this group test for its combination of value, quality of manufacture and durability, design, and the self-heating properties of the design and materials. It’s a very solid and reliable self heating pet bed that won’t let your kitty get chilly. We’ll look at it in more detail in a moment.

3 Top Self-Warming Cat Bed Picks - Best, Value & Premium 

Moving on to look at our winner in more detail, and its nearest rivals, we'll recommend our picks if you’re on a budget or thinking of giving your best furball friend the red carpet treatment.

These three top picks were chosen for their value, level of comfort, warming capabilities, and general appeal to our feline friends. In other words, they are ‘cast approved’!

Our Top 3 Choices

Best Overall

Petmate 80868 Aspen Pet Self-Warming Dog Bed, 24' x 20', Color May Vary

PetMate ASPEN PET Self Warming Cat Bed

  • Comfortable and luxurious material
  • Soft side walls for a greater sense of security
  • Fantastic heat-reflecting technology

Best Value

Pet Magasin Cat Thermal Bed Self-Heating Pads for Small Pets, [2-Pack Combo] One Medium (22' x 18.5') and One Small (17'' x 11'')

Pet Magasin Cat Self-Heating Thermal Bed Pads

  • Two sizes in one package
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Fantastic design for simplistic homes

Premium Choice

K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Kitty Bed Hooded Pet Bed for Cats or Dogs Chocolate/Tan Small 16 Inches

K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Kitty Hooded Bed

  • Quality design and materials
  • 2 layers of self-heating materials
  • Removable hood

Each of these products has been tried and tested by dozens of discerning cats and their owners.

1. PetMate ASPEN PET Self Warming Cat Bed - Best Overall

Petmate 80868 Aspen Pet Self-Warming Dog Bed, 24' x 20', Color May Vary

Featuring innovative heat-reflecting technology, this cozy cat bed includes a phenomenal self-warming material Mylar layer that reflects your cat’s own body heat back to maintain their comfort and warmth. 

Mylar space blankets offer a comfy combination of faux lambs wool and plush cushion that helps to protect your kitty’s joints while giving them a phenomenal sense of comfort and luxury. 

This self-heated cat bed also comes with a raised rim around the outside, which helps to contribute to your cat’s overall sense of safety and security. 

With multiple colors to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding something that suits your tastes.

Pros

  • Comfortable and luxurious material
  • Soft side walls for a greater sense of security
  • Fantastic heat-reflecting technology
  • Various different colors
  • Good padding for your pet’s joints
  • Great for senior cats

Cons

  • May not be very easy to clean
  • The stuffing can bunch up in places

2. Pet Magasin Cat Self-Heating Thermal Bed Pads - Best Value

Pet Magasin Cat Thermal Bed Self-Heating Pads for Small Pets, [2-Pack Combo] One Medium (22' x 18.5') and One Small (17'' x 11'')

Some cats don’t like super cat beds and prefer to sleep pretty much on your floor or carpet. If this is the case for your kitty, the Pet Magasin self-heating cat bed might be the ideal choice. 

Available in multiple sizes, this bed comes in a pack of two, so you can give your kitty options on where to sleep. The smaller mat is 17 by 11 inches and the larger is 22 by 18½ inches.

The base of the bed includes a thick, soft, and hypoallergenic foam, designed to stay springy for years. 

What’s more, the velvety cover on top is great for retaining heat during the winter months. 

A layer of Mylar film boosts insulation, without the need for electricity. 

Perfect for cats that don’t want to be enclosed but still want to have their bed heating up when they lie down on it.

Pros

  • Two sizes in one package
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Fantastic design for simplistic homes
  • Appeals to cats of any size
  • Mylar heat reflection technology

Cons

  • Not machine washable so can be tricky to clean
  • Limited padding

3. K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Kitty Hooded Bed - Best Premium

K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Kitty Bed Hooded Pet Bed for Cats or Dogs Chocolate/Tan Small 16 Inches

In all our cat bed roundups we end up recommending a lot of K&H products and having to explain why.

It’s simple; they are the recognized experts at making high-quality cat beds that are built to last and that cats generally really love to sleep in. They aren’t the cheapest, but quality costs.

This is the pick of their self-warming cat beds (although many of their heated cat bed designs are available in self-heated rather than electrically heated versions as well).

It’s a hooded design (but you can get it without as well) with firm foam walls that are 6 inches high in both the small (16 inch diameter) and the large (20 inch diameter) versions. The outside has a plush finish and the inner walls have a fleece lining.

The self-heating secret is inside the floor with a layer of polyfill insulation that captures heat and a layer of space blanket-derived Mylar that reflects it back into the bed. 

The hood can be zipped off and the whole cover is removable for machine washing.

The small size will provide a snug fit for the largest cats but is generally large enough unless you’ve got a cat larger than 12 pounds.

If this self-heating bed is within your budget we recommend it very highly.

Pros

  • Quality design and materials
  • 2 layers of self-heating materials
  • Removable hood
  • Fully machine washable cover
  • Solid and plush covered side walls

Cons

  • Quite expensive

Additional Self-Warming Cat Bed Picks

If the options above don’t work for your cat, there are still some other great products worth checking out. 

We discovered a range of other self-heating beds well-worth exploring if you’re looking for something to help keep your kitty happy and warm.

4. Furhaven Orthopedic, Cooling Gel, and Memory Foam Pet Bed

Furhaven Two-Tone Faux Fur & Suede L Shaped Chaise Egg Crate Orthopedic Foam Dog Bed - Stone Gray, Jumbo (X-Large)

A bigger bed design for bigger cats and another premium choice, the Furhaven two-tone self-heating cat bed is brimming with space for your kitty to stretch out and unwind. 

This option does not rely on a reflective layer but rather gets its warming effect (or, indeed, cooling in summer) by virtue of the foam insulation which also provides the comfort.

The foam is also available in various types, but all provide the warming effect.

This stylish bed comes with an L-shaped raised rim, to give your cat a great place to rest their head. What’s more, there are numerous colors and sizes to choose from.

The small is 20 by 15 inches which should be fine for most cats as most of the area is available for sleeping. Only the largest cats would need a medium which is 30 by 20 inches.

The orthopedic cushion provides phenomenal joint support, while the soft and cozy materials help to retain and re-distribute heat. 

This product is also excellent for all times of the year, as it can help to maintain the proper air circulation in summer too. 

Pros

  • Orthopedic foam is gentle on joints
  • Fantastic soft materials throughout
  • Bigger sizing for a large breed of cat
  • Easy to care for with removable and washable cover
  • Great for arthritic pets

Cons

  • May not hold up well to cat claws
  • It may take up a lot of space

5. Winsterch Washable Warming Cat Bed

Winsterch Washable Warming Cat Bed House, Round Soft Cat Beds,Pet Sofa Kitten Bed, Small Pet Covered Cat Cave Beds (Gray)

Cozy and reassuring, this round cat bed is perfect for anxious kitties who like to hide away.

The quilt-style cover section on the top helps to block out cold air while keeping your kitty calm and safe.

The self-heating in this bed comes from the mix of materials (but no space blanket layer) and the cover and together they are very effective at keeping your cat warm.

The bed also comes with a removable and reversible pad with different finishes on either side and a waterproof non-slip bottom. The memory foam base is also fantastic for not only maintaining its shape but offering joint and muscle support to cats with aches and pains

Stylish and simple, this bed is brimming with fluffy and soft materials, great for retaining heat, and was a hit with our cats that liked to burrow under the cover.

The only issue is in choosing the size that is right for your cat.

 The small (at 13 inches round) is too small for most cats (although a few will like squeezing in. We felt that the Medium at 16.5 inches was the sweet spot but the Large (at 18 inches round is also a good pick for larger cats).

Pros

  • Attractive and modern design
  • An easy wash
  • Memory foam base for joint support
  • Covered top for a sense of security

Cons

  • May not be suitable for larger breeds
  • Some cats won’t like the blanket section

6. Amazon Basics Warming Pet Bed (Own Brand Value Pick)

AmazonBasics Warming Pet Bed, 35-Inch

This self-heated cat bed from Amazon is very similar to our overall pick from PetMate. It has the same sherpa wool interior and a corduroy outer shell and has a mylar space blanket layer to reflect and retain body heat.

Just like our winner, it also comes in a range of sizes and can be had as a round bed or a rectangular one.

There are only two obvious differences which are that it doesn’t come in a range of colors, but more relevantly, it is cheaper than our group test winner.

That makes this Amazon own-brand self-heating cat bed a great option. It’s not quite a best value or best budget pick as it does cost more than some of our other options. But, if you want this kind of design then this is cheaper than the PetMate and (probably) just as good.

We like this design. The soft and luxurious bed is great for kitties who like to curl up, with raised rims to give your feline an extra sense of protection. 

Plus, the simplistic design of this bed ensures it should work well with virtually any décor scheme. 

Pros

  • Attractive and modern design
  • Mylar technology for heat retention
  • Cozy materials throughout
  • Plenty of size options

Cons

  • May benefit from extra padding on the bottom
  • No color options

7. Pet Craft Supply Self-Warming Cat Bed (Great Value Option)

Pet Craft Supply Cat Bed for Indoor Cats - Kitten Bed - Machine Washable - Ultra Soft - Self Warming - Refillable Catnip Pouch,Grey,19x14x5 Inch (Pack of 1)

This delightful cat bed comes in two colors, designed to match any home. 

The raised sides are excellent for providing your cat with a great burrow to snuggle down in with an extra sense of protection and a place to rest its head. Do be aware, though, that the sides of this bed are totally unstructured so they will fold under any weight. 

The wrap-around design helps to retain heat and warmth. This bed relies on that shape and the plush lining and the padding in the walls for its self-heating effect as there is no reflective layer. It is nonetheless effective and warms up well from your cat’s own body heat.

Produced with entirely pet-safe materials, the Pet Craft Supply cat bed is easy to maintain and clean. 

You can even place it in the washing machine. As a bonus, it comes with an ultra-soft material on the inside and a free catnip pouch underneath to entice your cat.

One issue you may have is with the size. It’s supposed to be a tight-ish fit for your cat but large cats may not find it comfortable. The internal area is a modest 16 by 11 inches so make sure your cat will fit!

Perhaps the most appealing thing about this self-heated cat bed is the price. It is a lot of comfy cat bed for not much money.

Pros

  • Soft and cozy design
  • Excellent shape for cats
  • Pet-safe and easy to clean
  • Very good value

Cons

  • May be too small for some cats
  • Could benefit from extra padding

8. Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler Sherpa Cat (Calming Bed Option)

Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler Sherpa Cat and Dog Bed, Pink, Jumbo

This ‘Deep Dish Cuddler’ also features in our group test of calming cat beds because its high back and deep dished design are great in helping anxious cats feel secure.

But, it’s also a great self-warming bed because the curly tight piled sherpa fabric keeps them warm and acts as an insulator to hold that warmth.

This is enhanced by the use of their own brand CoziLOFT fibers in the filling that keeps clumping to a minimum while helping to keep the loft for longer and by keeping in the heat.

This highly recommended cat bed comes in two sizes and a wide range of colors. The standard size at 20 inches round is perfect for all but the biggest cats.

We are big fans of the Best Friends by Sheri brand and this is a great bed that our cats all enjoyed.

Pros

  • Premium lofting fibers to retain heat and keep shape
  • High rear wall to make your cat feel secure
  • 9” front wall perfect as chin rest
  • Multiple color options
  • Fully washable

Cons

  • Can arrive squashed and need a lot of ‘fluffing up

9. K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Pet Pad (Top Brand Heating Pad)

K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Pet Pad, 21' x 17', Gray/Black

If your cat prefers the flat mat or pad style of bed, and if you don’t choose our value pick from Pet Magasin above, then this is the self-warming cat bed for you.

This self-warming cat mat has a different plush on either side so you can work out which your cat prefers - a short pile or more fluffy.

Inside there’s a layer of foam and the all-important Mylar layer to reflect and retain heat. Note that you can hear a bit of rustling or crinkling from this inner foil layer when your cat settles on the mat.

It comes in a choice of two colors and at 21 by 17 inches, it’s big enough for any cat. It’s also fully machine washable.

This is a very solid choice and would be perfect for putting inside a cat carrier to keep your cat toasty on a trip as well as using around your home.

K&H, as usual, makes a great product and prices it fairly. Recommended.

Pros

  • Two different styles of plush
  • Padded foam mat
  • Mylar layer for heat retention
  • Plenty big enough for most cats

Cons

  • Can make a crinkling sound

10. Pet Magasin Self Warming Cat Cave Bed (With 4-Way Cat Hideaways)

Pet Magasin Self Warming Cat Cave Bed with 4-Way Cat Hideaways

This bed also features in our roundup test of cat cave beds because it's been popular with our cats. Especially those that like to burrow into hidden spaces.

It doesn’t have the reflective foil that you find in most of the self heating cat beds we've tested. Instead, it makes do with a mixture of fleece, foam, and a faux fur lining with microfiber outer that does a good job of retaining your cat’s body temperature.

It is the fact that this can be used in four different ways that make it such an easy cat bed to recommend. It can be the most snuggly cat cave - a fleece-lined burrow - or you can simply use it as a cup, pod, or just a flat blanket.

It does have a clear possible downside, but this will depend on your cat. The bed will fall flat when not in use if lying on its side for the cat cave way of using it, and some cats don’t want to wriggle under the opening and turn around to hold it open.

If your cat likes to sleep under the covers then they're going to be fine with it, but some cats just aren't having it!

This is a versatile, comfy, and heat-retaining cat bed, and not too expensive. We like it a lot.

Pros

  • Super cave-like burrow design
  • 4 different ways to use
  • Self-warming fabrics
  • Soft fleece and microfiber
  • Washable

Cons

  • Can fall flat leaving no entry

11. K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper Pet Bed

K&H Pet Products 3162 Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper Pet Bed Small Gray/Blue 16' x 20'

I know - that’s a dog in the picture, but don’t let that put you off. This makes a tremendous self-heated cat bed as many cat owners in our community pointed out.

Here’s why. 

Firstly, it’s from the folks at K&H(again)  and, as we have said on many occasions, they are the leading makers of all types of pet beds. You can trust their quality and durability and they are fairly priced.

Next, although our overall pick, the PetMate Aspen, also has this kind of shape there’s something we just like about the proportions and design of this cat bed. A lot of dog beds follow this design with bolstered sides and a cut-out front entry.

They are often called loungers and mimic the basic silhouette of a sofa we all sit (or lie) on as humans. Perhaps that’s the appeal. But we don’t have to leave them just for dogs - cats can have them too.

Anyway, this one has the magic Mylar layer for reflecting your cat’s internal body heat. There’s a choice of 3 colors, two of which come with a satin outer fabric rather than the ubiquitous plush used on almost all beds. The interior is plush lined and well-padded.

The bed is fully machine washable and seems to come out of the wash as good as it goes in. And the size, at 20 by 16 inches is just perfect for an average-sized cat, but larger kitties will still fit.

Some folks do notice the crinkle sound of that Mylar layer, but that’s the only downside we’ve seen.

Pros

  • Satin outer fabric
  • Mylar heat-reflecting layer
  • Good sizing for most cats
  • Fully machine washable

Cons

  • The (not that bad) Mylar crinkle

12. Mora Pets Self Warming Cat Bed

Self Heating Cat Pad Self Warming Cat Bed 27.5' x 18.5' Thermal Cat Mat for Outdoor and Indoor Pets

As we’ve already covered, many cats like a bed that has some form of bolstering or just soft walls around the edge to give them a place to snuggle.

But, many don’t, and they prefer the mat or pad style of bed that they can simply lie on top of and doze.

That’s what Mora offers and it’s a good option as a self-heated pad. There are several layers of special fabrics and materials to really get that self-heating effect from your cat’s own body temperature. It has a long pile and fluffy plush outer on one side and a smooth fleece on the other.

Sandwiched between them are a layer of Mylar, another self-warming fiber, and a filling layer. Mora makes the claim (which we found to be true) that somehow their Mylar layer doesn’t make that crinkle noise.

This makes it very effective at retaining heat but we did find that despite this level of padding it doesn’t feel much fuller than other pad-style cat beds. That top shaggy layer is very soft though.

This mat measures 27.5 by 18.5 inches so it's big enough for any cat, and, as you’d expect, it is fully machine washable.

The downsides we found are that the shaggy top fabric does shed a lot of bits and it is more expensive than the other pad-style beds we tried. 

Despite that, we do like it a lot. It’s a tough call between this and the other pads we’ve tested. If you really like that more shaggy look, then go for this, but we’d go with the Pet Magasin or the K&H if the price was our main concern, since they are just as good in terms of quality.

Pros

  • Shaggy fury side and a plush side
  • Multiple layers of insulating fabrics
  • Crinkle-free Mylar!
  • Big enough for any cat (or two)
  • Very soft

Cons

  • Not a budget pad-style bed
  • Sheds a lot of fluff!

13. Furhaven ThermaNAP Quilted Self-Warming Cat Bed Pad

Furhaven ThermaNAP Quilted Faux Fur Self-Warming Pet Bed Pad - Gray, Small

It’s not as though we haven’t given you enough choices for the flat pad style to choose from already, but here’s one more.

There’s a good reason for including this one from Furhaven. They’re renowned as dog bed experts but their smaller size ranges are very popular with cat owners (as with their other bed in this test above). And that’s because they are very good at what they do and their beds are good value.

This pad-style self-warming bed has that reflective thermal sheet between two layers of polyester fiber to give it that heat-retaining property. Then the pad is covered in a soft fleece fabric.

This bed is machine washable and fluffs up very well in a dryer (on low heat). It’s one of the larger pad-style cat beds in this roundup at 22 by 17 inches and is available in a lot of different colors. It’s a super simple option and that is reflected in the low price.

Do be careful to ensure you’re looking at the ‘ThermaNAP Pad’ version as the Furhaven range is vast. There’s also a ThermaNap Mat version which is thinner but still has the thermal layer.

Pros

  • Very simple fleece-covered mat
  • Thermal reflective layer
  • Huge range of colors
  • Very good value

Cons

  • A bit basic, perhaps?

14. Lazy Rabbit Fluffy Calming Self-Warming Cat Bed

Lazy Rabbit Upgrade Cat Bed for Indoor Cats, Fluffy Calming Self Warming Round Cushion(24 inch Small Dog Bed, Machine Washable, Non-Slip, Gradual Grey Color

Last, but by no means least, we have a donut-style calming bed that does without a Mylar layer but claims self-heating properties from its mix of materials.

These are very popular with our community who insisted we include it in our calming cat beds roundup, so it deserves a place here as well.

The self-warming comes courtesy of the long and thick plush fabric (which is very soft) and the high-quality loft filling. This not only holds the bed’s shape and comfort well but we also noticed that when testing this bed seemed to retain our cat’s body heat very well.

This bed is washable and has a waterproof and non-slip base. The Lazy Rabbit’s sides are so well stuffed that we suggest going for the larger size (24”) for most cats in place of the smaller 20” since some cats can find it a bit too snug.

You can buy this self-heated cat bed with or without an additional blanket. WEe felt that this was not needed but if you like the matching look then it might be worth it since this is made of the same plush fabric.

Although this Lazy Rabbit is at the end of our test it is more than good enough to be on your shortlist, especially with those two cute ears!

Pros

  • Cute cat ear design
  • Longer faux fur pile for maximum warmth
  • Premium filling for strong support
  • Waterproof base and fully washable

Cons

  • Sizing can be tricky
self heating pads for cats

Self Warming Cat Bed Buyer's Guide

Every pet parent wants to keep their furry friend happy and warm. As a result, there are plenty of fantastic self-warming beds best choices to choose from on the market. In this buyer's guide section, we’re going to look at some of the self-heated cat bed features you might want to consider when making your decision.

How to Choose the best self-warming cat bed

The best self-warming cat bed will generally be the one that appeals most to your cat. Each kitty will have their own preference regarding the shape, style, and design of bed they like most. Here are some key features to consider when you’re narrowing down your options:

  • How warm does it get? Self-warming cat beds don’t rely on heating pads or electricity, so they can only generate so much warmth. Looking for heat-reflecting materials like mylar can be a good way to ensure the bed is as warm and cozy as possible.
  • Does your cat like it? Various factors can contribute to how happy your kitty feels in their bed. Think about the kind of materials they’re attracted to, and what sort of sleeping patterns they usually have. It may be worth avoiding crinkly or noisy beds if your cat is particularly sensitive to sounds. 
  • Materials: Self-warming cat beds often combine thick and sumptuous materials with special technology to create a warming effect. Most options can have components like fleece, sherpa-style wool, and even mylar layers to reflect and retain heat. Make sure you know what kind of materials your cat likes before you buy anything.
  • Mylar crinkle: Do be aware that the Mylar layer in some beds will make a crinkling or rustling sound when your cat settles in or when they move around. This is louder on some beds than others but it can be unsettling for some cats. In our experience, it isn’t an issue for most cats who will get used to it but if you have a very timid cat perhaps go for one without the Mylar layer (noting that all the beds in this group test showed some level of self-warming regardless of their materials).
  • Mat, bed, or cat cave? It’s worth thinking about the kind of bed areas your cat is usually attracted to before you jump into finding a new bed. If you know your cat prefers to sleep on a flat surface, a pad is likely to be more attractive than a cave-style bed. Alternatively, cats who like to hide away for sleep may prefer a covered bed or cave. 
  • Appearances: While the appearance of a bed might not matter much to your cat – it’s probably important to you. You’re going to need to display this bed in your house where people can typically see it. With that in mind, it’s worth choosing something you feel goes with your existing décor and sense of style.
  • Price and value: Although it’s tempting to go for the cheapest bed you can find sometimes, remember you do get what you pay for sometimes. It’s worth making sure you know exactly what you’re going to get for your money. Narrow down your options based on the features you know you need from your bed, to begin with before you start thinking about cash. 

FAQs

What are self-warming cat beds?

Self-warming cat beds are beds designed to maintain, reflect, and distribute your cat’s natural body heat. 

They don’t heat up by themselves, and they don’t require any batteries or electricity to run, which means they can only get so warm (and don’t pose a fire hazard). 

Typically, these beds use a combination of design and specific materials like Mylar to assist with retaining heat. 

Self-warming cat beds can come in a range of shapes and sizes, such as caves, self-heating mats, and simple donut-shaped beds. 

The right option for you will depend on your cat. 

How do self-warming cat beds work?

Self-warming cat beds work by taking advantage of the natural heat already produced by your cat’s body. 

Some options include ultra-soft and heat-retaining materials to ensure your cat can stay warm. 

For instance, fleecy materials are often better at maintaining heat than lightweight cottons. 

Some self-warming cat beds include special technology, like Mylar fabric, which works by collecting heat waves and reflecting them back towards your cat. 

These beds might not feel warm to the touch, but they’re usually more comfortable for your kitty. 

Can self-warming cat beds be cleaned easily?

This all depends on the kind of bed you choose. 

Some cat beds with self-warming capabilities are designed to be easy to clean, with removable cushions and covers which can be placed in the washing machine. 

Others feature specific materials which can be damaged by machine washing, such as memory foam and mylar layers. 

You’ll need to check the instructions and product details for your cat bed before washing it to determine whether it’s suitable for full washing, or spot cleaning.

Do cats like self-warming cat beds?

All cats are different. Some are naturally attracted to the reassuring warmth of a self-warming cat bed. 

Others will be driven away from the bed if it has specific features, like too much cover over the top of the entrance, or a crinkly fabric in the middle. 

Whether your cat will appreciate and use your self-warming cat bed will depend on their personality and preferences. It’s worth paying close attention to your cat’s likes and dislikes before you invest in one of these beds. 

self heated cat bed

Best Self-Warming Cat Bed: The Verdict

The best self-warming cat bed for your feline friend will depend on a number of factors, including how they like to sleep, which materials they’re drawn to, and more. 

For us, the top pick from this list is the PetMate Aspen self-warming cat bed. Not only does this bed look great, with a large range of colors to choose from, but it has everything you need to keep your cat warm.

The delightful faux lamb’s wool material and plush material cushioning are great for retaining heat while giving your kitty a comfy place to rest. 

This product also includes a Mylar layer that reflects heat back to your cat’s body during winter. 

You and your snug and warm cat won’t regret buying one of these!

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About the author

Rebekah Carter is a dedicated animal lover. Her Savannah cat, Roscoe, has a lot of attitude, while her Maine Coon, Dukino, is full of love. When not writing, she’s looking after her cats and researching ways to help them live their best possible life. Her passion for animals and natural skill for writing led her to pursue pet blogging.

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