Everyone knows that cats love to sleep. What you may not know is that a lot of cats have trouble staying warm at night and suffer from aching joints. If you want to keep your cat pain free- as well as cozy and comfortable- a heated cat bed is one of the best things you can get for your furry friend.

Thermal heat offers great therapeutic benefits for aching muscles and joints. This is especially true for older cats suffering from arthritis. On top of that, elderly cats have more trouble staying warm and healthy because of their slower metabolism.

However, regardless of age when Old Man Winter descends from the north no cat is safe. It’s a good thing then that there’s a modern solution available in the form of a heated pet bed.

Now the issue we face is the overwhelming amount of options to sift through in order to find the best heated cat bed for our faithful feline. In an attempt to save you some time I put together a list of the very best to help guide your decision.

Top Picks for The Best Heated Cat Beds

The Best Heated Cat Beds

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Heated Pet Bed Deluxe Cat Bed

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The K&H Thermo-Kitty Bed is a comfy all-season bed designed for indoor cats who like feeling extra warm and secure.

The dual thermostat 4-watt heater complements the natural body heat of your cat and warms the surface to a snuggly 10-15 degrees above room temperature.

This deluxe model comes with a fluffy, cloud- like pillow that provides unprecedented comfort your cat will love. Along with the polyfilled pillow is a zip- off hood that adds to your cat’s sense of security and warmth.

Cleaning is a breeze with the removable inside cover you unzip to remove the ortho- foam wall and heater. You can throw the cover into a cold cycle and have it back inside the bed before your cat even realizes it was gone.

Key Features:
  • Indoor use
  • Washable covers
  • Padded interior
  • Zip-off hood
  • 4 watt heater
  • Colors: Mocha/ Leopard or Tan/ Leopard
  • Dimensions: 20″ x 20″ x 14″
  • Weight: 2.01 lbs

Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler

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Like most mammals cats absolutely love warmth. The Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler will help alleviate any worry you might have about your little one’s warmth when you’re not around.

Invest in this cozy sofa bed made with only pet- safe materials that features 12″ tall walls that helps ease joint pain. The 9″ front offers orthopedic support for the head and neck and is able to accommodate any sleeping position.

Not only are the high walls comfortable and supportive but also promote a sense of sense of security that other cat beds just don’t provide. What’s more, the self- heating bed allows for easy scratching and stretching without restricting any movement.

The premium non- toxic pet mattress is also super quick and simple to clean. With it’s waterproof bottom it’s completely washer and dryer safe so all the unwanted hair and odors are gone in a flash.

The choices are seemingly endless with the Deep Dish. Upgrade to the Jumbo size for larger cats and take your pick of the rainbow of colors they have to offer.

Key Features:
  • Indoor use
  • High walls
  • Machine washable
  • Waterproof bottom
  • Self- heating faux fur interior
  • Dimensions: 17″ x 19″ x 12″
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Heated Pet Bed

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Coming with a removable built- in heater K&H’s Thermo-Kitty has fantastic value for the price.

The smaller 18″ circle model with a 4 watt heater is perfect for a single cat while the 16″ x 22″ oval bed bumps up the heater to 7 watts for multiple or larger cats. Both feature a soft orthopedic foam base that will gently ease the pain of older cats suffering from arthritis.

What’s more, both the small and large beds are MET- listed and therefore extremely safe and energy efficient. Don’t worry about cleaning either- just remove the heat pad and throw it in the washer.

The innovative heated bed remains 10- 15 degrees above ambient air temperature when your cat is patrolling the house and only warms to the optimal temperature when he decides to take a break and lay down.

Key Features:
  • Indoor use
  • MET- listed 4 (small) or 7 (large) watt heaters
  • Machine washable
  • Materials: Orthopedic foam
  • Colors: Blue/ Mocha
  • Dimensions: 18″ round or 16″ x 22″ oval
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs

Aspen Pet Self Warming Beds

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If you want to avoid messy cables and a higher electric bill then the Aspen Self Warming Bed is your best bet.

This cozy pet bed uses heat- reflecting technology to reflect your cats’ body heat to the interior Mylar layer to provide natural warmth and comfort. Do you have a little burrower on your hands? Good news- the plush, sturdy sides and snug faux lambswool material was designed with your feline in mind!

Being so lightweight makes this the perfect heated cat bed for families that are always on the go. What’s more, the bottom features a non- skid design that won’t scuff up your hardwood or tile floors.

Unlike other pet beds on this list, there’s no need to remove the cover or any heated pad. Just fill up the washing machine with cold water and a it of detergent and throw the entire thing right in there. Easy!

Key Features:
  • Indoor use
  • Self- heating technology
  • Machine washable
  • Materials: Wide wale corduroy & faux lambswool
  • Colors: Barn Red/ Cream
  • Dimension: 19.5″ x 19.5″ x 7″
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Heated Pet Bed Mocha Small 16 Inch

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K&H makes the best heated cat beds hands down. Here is yet another one of their Thermo-Kitty Pet Beds that’s the perfect size for a single cat.

This comfortable all- season bed envelops your kitty in heated comfort and doubles as a regular bed with the easily removable heater. It’s been rigorously tested and certified by MET Labs and exceeds US electrical safety standards. Since that’s the case, you only need to remove the heater when you’re away for extended periods of time.

The tall foam walls provide protection from drafts and give your cat an added feeling of safety and security. Partnered with the walls is the fluffy polyfilled pillow that a lot of cat owners can’t seem to pry their little ones away from.

Just like the other K&H beds this one is really easy to wash. Just remove the heater from the pillow and the foam washed and throw it in the washer for a quick clean.

Key Features:
  • Indoor use
  • Machine washable
  • MET certified 4 watt heater
  • Materials: Foam
  • Dimensions: 21.4″ x 14.4″ x 7.4″
  • Weight: 1.44 lbs

Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad

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This next one is a bit different than the other pet beds and pads that I’ve reviewed. There’s no cable to plug in and the pad doesn’t use the Mylar heat- reflecting interior technology like the astronauts (and Aspen) use.

Instead, this cat pad gets its heat from the microwave. The imported fabric is safe and gets heated up to a perfect soothing temperature for your furry friend. Just a few minutes in the microwave is all it takes for up to 10 hours of relaxing, therapeutic warmth- pretty impressive!

Having no wires makes this pad great for both indoor and outdoor cats. Put it underneath the cover of a non- heated pet bed for the best results.

While you can’t clean it in your washing machine the pad is still easy to keep sanitary. Just use a bit of detergent and a cloth or scrubby and give it a once over. With the budget- friendly price tag keeping your cat warm in those cold months has never been cheaper.

Key Features:
  • Indoor and Outdoor use
  • Microwavable
  • Up to 10 hours of soothing heat
  • Easy transportation and storage
  • Materials: Imported fabric
  • Dimensions: 8.5″ x 8.8″ x 1.5″
  • Weight: 3 lbs

MEOWFIA Premium Cat Bed Cave

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Did you know that cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping? That’s a lot! Make sure your little one stays warm and cozy when you’re not around with the MEOWFIA Premium Cat Bed Cave.

If you prefer your products to be environmentally friendly and safe then this cat bed is just for you. Being free from harsh synthetics and chemical make this bed eco- friendly and safe for everyone.

I really love the the contemporary, cave- like design that adds an extra layer of warmth and privacy that other cat beds don’t offer. It’s hand made too and can be used as a padded mat if that’s what your cat prefers.

On top of being cozy and flexible, the durable all-natural merino wool deflects dirt, stains and stinky odors. It’s also very easy to clean with some detergent and a rag, but not machine washable.

Key Features:
  • Eco- friendly
  • Hand made
  • Modern, cave- like design
  • Materials: 100% All-natural Merino Wool
  • Dimensions: 19″ x 19″ x 12″
  • Weight: 2 lbs

K&H Pet Products Mod Dream Pod Pet Bed

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Since newborn kittens can’t see very well they’re born with temperature receptors on their face to help them find momma. These receptors don’t go away as your kitten grows into a cat either.

On the contrary, the receptors intensify the need for warmth. That’s why you always catch your cat snuggling up against the radiator and anything else even a little warm. So when you leave the house and turn off the heat your cat needs some extra help.

Enter the K&H Pet Products Mod Dream Pod Pet Bed. The unique bowl design is large enough for any cat and the durable polyester exterior will ensure you’ll never need a replacement.

For added comfort this bed comes with an extra soft poly-filled pillow that’s easily washable. In fact, the entire bed is super easy to wash- just remove the foam filling, zip it up and throw it in the washing machine.

Key Features:
  • Indoor use
  • Machine washable
  • 4 watt MET- listed heater
  • Materials: 600 denier polyester fabric
  • Colors: Gray/ Black, Green/ Black, Tan/ Black
  • Dimensions: 22″ x 6.2″ x 22″
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Heated Pet Bed

best heated cat beds

Cats have an inherent need for warmth- the warmer they are the more happy and prosperous they feel. During the cold months cats have to exert a lot more energy than usual to keep their body temperature up. This is energy that could be used to fight, hunt and play with you.

Give your cat the gift of extra energy and happiness with the K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Heated Pet Bed.

This heated cat bed is thermostatically controlled so as to warm up only when your cat is in bed- very safe and energy efficient. The delicate foam surface is extra comfy and provides great value for one of the more affordable heated options out there.

As with most of K&H’s pet beds this one is machine washable. Just don’t forget to remove the heater!

Key Features:
  • Indoor use
  • Budget- friendly
  • 6 watt MET- tested bed warmer
  • Thermostatically controlled
  • Materials: Foam
  • Color: Mocha
  • Dimensions: 12.5″ x 125″ x .5″
  • Weight: 1.67 lbs

Pet Magasin Thermal Self-Heated Bed for Cat

best heated cat beds

Similar to the Aspen Pet Self Warming Beds, this bed by Pet Magasin uses self-heating technology instead of electricity to keep your kitty cozy.

The layer of mylar film- the same stuff they use in spacesuits- is ultra- insulating and therefore absorbs and reflects your pet’s body heat. If you’re concerned about the safety of heated beds and can’t afford the Aspen then this is a great alternative.

You also get two beds for the price of one here so you can be sure your cat will be protected from cold floors in two different rooms. The hypoallergenic foam on top is soft, thick and super comfy with a pleasing velvety feel.

While this bed features an anti- slip rubberized bottom for indoor use, the self- heating technology makes it great for keeping cats warm outdoors as well. The only downside is that it’s not machine washable and can be a bit tricky to clean.

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