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10 Best Heated Cat Beds in 2024 (Indoors & Outdoors) – Reviews & Top Picks

Written by: Kathryn Copeland

Last Updated on May 13, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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10 Best Heated Cat Beds in 2024 (Indoors & Outdoors) – Reviews & Top Picks

cat sitting on cat bed Cats are active and curious when they are awake, but when it is time to rest (they sleep up to 15 hours a day!), they always seem to look for warm and cozy places to snuggle up in. So, it’s no wonder that heated cat beds have become all the rage among cat owners. Heated cat beds are not just for cold days and nights. Most cats will gladly hop into a warm bed even when the sun is shining outside. Heated cat beds are also great for kittens and older cats that have a hard time regulating their internal temperatures.

That said, these beds are suitable for cats of all ages that just want a warm, quiet place to spend their downtime. There are many great heated cat bed options available on the market, but there are also many subpar options out there that can make the process of choosing a quality bed confusing. We want to cut down the confusion and make sure you know which heated cat beds out there are the best ones. Here are our reviews of the 10 best heated cat beds on the market.

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A Quick Comparison of Our Winners in 2024

Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Cat Bed K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Cat Bed
  • Orthopedic foam
  • Available in small and large
  • Bolstered sides
  • Best Value
    Second place
    Frisco Self-Warming Pillow Rectangular Pet Bed Frisco Self-Warming Pillow Rectangular Pet Bed
  • Affordable
  • Two sizes and two colors
  • Material reflects the cat’s body heat
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    K&H Pet Product Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bolster Cat Bed K&H Pet Product Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bolster Cat Bed
  • Soft and cushy bolster
  • Works indoors and outside
  • Designed to maintain a cat’s 102°F body temp
  • Best for Kittens
    K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Fashion Splash Indoor Heated Cat Bed K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Fashion Splash Indoor Heated Cat Bed
  • Small and cozy for kittens
  • Easy to clean
  • Soft microfleece fabric
  • Furhaven ThermaNAP Self-Warming Cat Bed Furhaven ThermaNAP Self-Warming Cat Bed
  • Multiple sizes and colors
  • Affordable
  • Material traps and retains the cat’s body heat
  • The 10 Best Heated Cat Beds

    1. K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Cat Bed — Best Overall

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

    Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 6 inches or 20 x 20 x 6 inches
    Materials: Fleece, synthetic fabric, orthopedic foam
    Life Stages: Kitten, adult, senior
    Assembly Required: None

    The best overall heated cat bed is K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Cat Bed. We love that it uses orthopedic foam for the interior, which will work well for all cats, particularly seniors. It is available in small and large, which should be helpful for large cats or multi-cat households.

    It warms the surface of the bed by 10 to 15 degrees. The 4-watt heating unit is buried within the foam base, and the 5.5-foot cord is MET rated for safety. Its high sides make it easy for your cat to nestle in and get warm and cozy.

    The main issue with this cat bed is the heat tends to be subtle; you might even think that it doesn’t heat up enough.

    Pros
    • Orthopedic foam
    • Available in small and large
    • Bolstered sides
    • Warms the surface by 10–15 degrees
    • MET-listed, 5.5-foot cord
    Cons
    • Some think that it doesn’t get warm enough


    2. Frisco Self-Warming Pillow Rectangular Pet Bed — Best Value

    Frisco Self-Warming Reversible Cat & Dog Mat

    Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.5 x 0.75 inches or 29.75 x 21.25 x .75 inches
    Materials: Velvet, synthetic fabric, plush, fiberfill
    Life Stages: Kitten, adult, senior
    Assembly Required: None

    Frisco’s Self-Warming Pillow Rectangular Pet Bed is the best heated cat bed for the money. It’s cheap and available in two sizes and two colors (blue or gray). It uses material that reflects your cat’s body heat—which is what makes it a self-warming bed—so there are no cords or heating units to worry about.

    This bed is machine washable, and since it is relatively flat, it can work nearly anywhere. However, the bed is more of a mat and isn’t as plush as some other cat beds.

    Pros
    • Affordable
    • Two sizes and two colors
    • Material reflects the cat’s body heat
    • Machine washable
    • Flat surface enables it to be put anywhere
    Cons
    • More of a mat than a plush bed


    3. K&H Pet Product Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bolster Cat Bed — Premium Choice

    K&H Pet Products Heated Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Dog Bed with Bolster

    Dimensions: 23 x 19.5 x 6 inches
    Materials: Fleece, synthetic fabric, plush, fiberfill
    Life Stages: Kitten, adult, senior
    Assembly Required: None

    K&H Pet Product Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bolster Cat Bed is our pick for premium choice. It’s soft and cozy with a cushy bolster and can be used indoors and outside. It uses dual thermostats that are designed to maintain your cat’s body temperature of 102°F even in the coldest weather.

    It has a 5.5-foot steel-wrapped cord, which is MET listed for safety, and the cover is machine washable. But it is expensive and doesn’t heat quite as well as some other cat beds.

    Pros
    • Soft and cushy bolster
    • Works indoors and outside
    • Designed to maintain a cat’s 102°F body temp
    • 5.5-foot, MET-listed, steel-wrapped cord
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Expensive
    • It doesn’t heat as well as some other beds


    4. K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Fashion Splash Indoor Heated Cat Bed — Best for Kittens

    K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Fashion Splash Indoor Heated Cat Bed

    Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 2 inches
    Materials: Fleece, synthetic fiber, memory foam
    Life Stages: Kitten, small adult
    Assembly Required: No

    The K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Fashion Splash Indoor Heated Cat Bed is ideal for kittens. It’s small enough to make a cozy space for a kitten or small adult cat and uses a dual thermostat 4-watt heating unit. It has a soft microfleece fabric that warms up to your cat’s normal body temperature once they lie down.

    It has a 5.5-foot cord that has been MET listed for safety, and it’s easy to clean once you’ve removed the heating unit. But the cord isn’t wrapped, and when you’re dealing with a pet, this is an important feature. Plus, your kitten might outgrow it.

    Pros
    • Small and cozy for kittens
    • Easy to clean
    • Soft microfleece fabric
    • Warms up once your cat lies on it
    Cons
    • Cord not wrapped to prevent chewing
    • Kitten might outgrow it


    5. Furhaven ThermaNAP Self-Warming Cat Bed

    Furhaven ThermaNAP Self-Warming Cat Bed for Indoor Cats

    Dimensions: Small up to X-large
    Materials: Polyester
    Life Stages: Kitten, adult, senior
    Assembly Required: None

    Furhaven’s ThermaNAP Self-Warming Cat Bed is available in multiple sizes, ranging from 12 x 18 inches to 60 x 50 inches. There are also many colors and patterns to choose from, and it’s quite affordable.

    This self-warming bed has a mylar and insulating fiber batting in the middle that traps and retains your cat’s body heat. It’s easy to pack up for travel and is machine washable. However, it isn’t that thick, and the mylar in the middle makes a crinkling sound, which some cats might not like.

    Pros
    • Multiple sizes and colors
    • Affordable
    • Material traps and retains the cat’s body heat
    • Portable for travel
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Not that thick
    • Makes a crinkling sound, which some cats won’t like

    6. Pet Magasin Self Warming Cat Cave

    Pet Magasin Self Warming Cat Cave Bed

    Dimensions 22 x 17 x 17 inches
    Materials Fleece, faux fur
    Life Stages Kittens, adults
    Assembly Required None

     This self-warming cat bed has four separate layers of insulation to help ensure that your cat’s body heat is not lost on cold winter days. The faux fur finish offers a luxurious sleeping experience. The bed can be folded up and stored under a couch or in a closet, which makes it a great choice for those living in small spaces.

    The whole bed is covered in a microfiber material that resists bacteria and is easy to spot-clean by hand. The best thing about the Pet Magasin self-warming cat bed is that it is shaped like a huge sock. Your cat can climb inside, all the way to the back, for the ultimate hideaway experience. Alternatively, your cat can lie on top of the bed when they do not need extra warmth.

    Pros
    • Made with four layers of insulation
    • Has a cute sock-like design
    • Can be folded up for easy storage
    Cons
    • The light color tends to show dirt quickly
    • Should only be used indoors

    7. Pet Magasin Thermal Self-Heating Bed — 2 Pack

    Pet Magasin Cat Thermal Bed Self-Heating Pads for Small Pets

    Dimensions 12 x 10 x 5 inches
    Materials Polyester
    Life Stages Adults, seniors
    Assembly Required None

    These thin padded beds do not look like much at first sight, but they make up for a lack of aesthetic features by offering plenty of functionality and convenience. First, the package includes two padded beds to accommodate multiple pet households or to give a spoiled cat multiple heated spots to snuggle up in. Second, each pad has a layer of mylar film that offers superb insulation and heat-reflecting capabilities.

    The pads have rubber undersides to ensure that they will not slip and slide on hardwood, tiles, or laminate flooring. The beds are made with three layers of padding and a velvet-like finish to support older cats with sore bones. Also, each pad is hypoallergenic and will not hold onto old cat hair or dander as time goes on.

    Pros
    • Comes with two separate beds
    • Has a rubber underside for non-skid performance
    • Includes reflective insulation
    Cons
    • Cannot be machine washed
    • Does not heat up enough to protect from harsh winter weather

    8. K&H Pet Products Heated Amazin’ Kitty Pad

    K&H Pet Products Amazin' Kitty Pad

    Dimensions 20 x 15 x 1.5 inches
    Materials Polyester, nylon
    Life Stages Kittens, adults
    Assembly Required None

    This luxurious heated pad offers all the comfort that your cat might want without taking up too much space in the house. It includes a small electrical bed warmer that can be used when it is especially cold in the house, but the bed mainly uses your kitty’s heat to stay warm during chilly nights and mild winter days without the need for plugging the warmer in.

    What’s awesome about this kitty pad is that it attracts cat hair and dander like a magnet, which helps keep the house clean between sweeping and vacuuming. Just throw the bed in the washer when it has collected enough dander and hair to look dirty. The filling is made of 100% polyester material, which creates a soft, cloud-like sleeping experience.

    Pros
    • Includes an electric heater for extra cold days
    • Attracts dirt and hair to help keep the house clean
    Cons
    • The exterior finish is not as soft as some others
    • Does not hold up well to kneading and clawing

    9. Frisco Self Warming Bolster Bed

    Frisco Self Warming Bolster Bed

    Dimensions 17 x 14 x 2.5 inches
    Materials Polyester, faux fur
    Life Stages Adults
    Assembly Required None

     This is a typical-looking bolster bed, but it does the special job of self-warming when a kitty gets inside of it. No electricity is needed. The sidewalls are sturdy, so your cat can lie on them all they want without worry that the bed will lose shape. The neutral color should fit in well with any type of household décor. This bed is also completely machine washable.

    If you happen to have a small dog living in your household too, they may want to share this bed with your cat, so consider getting two of them. The base of the bed is not as soft and fluffy as we’d like it to be, especially for cats with arthritic issues. However, a small pillow can be placed in the bed for extra comfort.

    Pros
    • Both dogs and cats can use the bed
    • Made of soft polyester filling
    • Has a neutral color.
    Cons
    • The thin base does not offer much softness or support
    • The seams may not hold up to machine washing

    10. Downtown Pet Supply Thermal Leopard Print Mat

    Downtown Pet Supply Thermal Cat Bed

    Dimensions 22 x 19 x .5 inches
    Materials Polyester, faux fur
    Life Stages Adults
    Assembly Required None

    This basic mat is designed to capture a cat’s body heat and then reflect it onto the cat to help keep them warm. There are no fancy bells and whistles, but if a little extra warmth is all your kitty needs, this product will get the job done. It is extremely lightweight for convenient transportation around the house, and it has a cute leopard print made of faux fur.

    You can get the leopard print in colors of pink and white, beige, or grey and black. The mat is large enough to accommodate adult cats yet cozy enough to provide comfort for kittens. The mat can be machine washed, but the washing tends to make the faux fur look ragged and unkempt after a while.

    Pros
    • Has a cute leopard design
    • Super lightweight for easy transport
    Cons
    • Washing can make the bed look unkempt
    • No special features

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    Buyer’s Guide: Selecting the Best Heated Cat Beds

    There are many heated cat beds to choose from, so you’ll need to do a bit of thinking and research to decide on the right one. Let’s go over a few tips to help your decision.

    Self-Warming vs. Electric

    Self-warming beds will not warm up as much as electric cat beds. You might want to opt for the latter if you live somewhere that gets quite cold or if you have a senior cat or one with joint problems.

    But if you live in a warm environment or have a perfectly healthy cat, you can try out a self-warming bed. The nice thing about this type is that you don’t have to worry about a cord; if you lose power, your cat can still stay warm. It’s also easier to wash.

    Cat Consideration

    You should take your cat’s sleeping habits and preferences into consideration when bed shopping. Does your cat prefer a cave-like bed or love sleeping on something thick and plush? Does your cat like sleeping on smooth surfaces or something elevated?

    When you take note of your cat’s sleeping habits, it should help guide you on the type of bed that you should be looking for, like the style and fabric.

    black and white cat lying on bed
    Image Credit: Kamila Koziol, Shutterstock

    Size

    Always check the measurements before you purchase a bed. Pull out a measuring tape, and measure your cat and the dimensions of the bed. Many companies feature photos that make the products look much larger than they actually are.

    But size is also important if you have more than one cat. You might even want to check out heated dog beds, so you can find one that can fit all your cats.

    Indoor or Outdoor

    Most outdoor beds can also be used indoors, but most indoor beds cannot be used outside. If you want an outdoor bed, make sure the product states that it’s safe for such use.

    Ease of Care

    Most of these cat beds are machine washable, but some might be trickier to clean. Self-warming beds tend to be easier to look after than electric cat beds, but you should still be able to wash the covers. You’ll also want the bed to be durable, particularly if your cat likes to scratch and roughhouse or if you have a kitten.

    If you're looking for something a little different, the Hepper Nest Bed is a modern yet practical option that most cats find irresistible. The unique bowl-shaped design is sleek and portable, it has high sides and wide lip for maximum comfort and is lined with a self-warming sherpa fleece liner that is machine washable. Learn more about the Nest by clicking here

    Hepper Cat Nest - Washable Cat Bed with Removable...
    • HAPPY COZY CATS - Your kitty will bask in luxurious sherpa-lined comfort while feeling warm, safe,...
    • MODERN DESIGN - Contemporary styling with upholstered fabric construction; just like your human...
    • WARM FLEECE LINER - Self warming, thick sherpa fleece with microfiber trim.

    At Catster, we’ve admired Hepper for many years and decided to take a controlling ownership interest so that we could benefit from the outstanding designs of this cool cat company!

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    Conclusion

    Our favorite cat bed is K&H Pet Products’ Thermo-Kitty Cat Bed. We love the orthopedic foam, the bolstered sides, and the 5.5-foot cord rated by MET for safety.

    Frisco’s Self-Warming Pillow Rectangular Pet Bed is affordable and uses material that reflects your cat’s body heat, so there are no cords or heating units to worry about.

    Lastly, K&H Pet Product Deluxe Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Cat Bed is a premium choice because it can be used indoors and outside and can maintain your cat’s body temperature of 102°F even in the coldest weather.

    We hope that these reviews have helped you find or at least given you a better idea of a heated bed for your cat, one that will keep your pet warm and cozy throughout the winter.


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