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Best Donut Cat Beds in 2024 – Reviews & Top Picks

Written by: Kathryn Copeland

Last Updated on July 2, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

Best Donut Cat Beds in 2024 – Reviews & Top Picks

Western Home Faux Fur Original Calming Dog & Cat Bed Being owned by cats includes a fair amount of spoiling our overlords. This includes giving them a comfy bed, especially since they spend so much of their day sleeping!

One of the cozier options is a donut cat bed. It’s typically made with faux shag fur material, and cats love to snuggle into their sleeping space, which is why a donut-shaped bed is a great pick!

To make shopping for one easier, we researched and wrote reviews on the best donut cat beds available.

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A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites in 2024

Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
Best Friends by Sheri Calming Shag Fur Cat Bed Best Friends by Sheri Calming Shag Fur Cat Bed
  • Six sizes and 11 colors
  • Cozy shag material
  • Machine washable
  • Best Value
    Second place
    Frisco Faux Suede Donut Cuddler Bed Frisco Faux Suede Donut Cuddler Bed
  • Affordable
  • High and soft bolster
  • Three sizes
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    Hepper Nest Bed Hepper Nest Bed
  • Cozy, round nest
  • Four colors
  • Removable and machine-washable liner
  • Best for Kittens
    Frisco Self-Warming Bolster Kitten Bed Frisco Self-Warming Bolster Kitten Bed
  • Perfect size for a kitten
  • Self-warming
  • Machine washable
  • Lesure Donut Small Bed Lesure Donut Small Bed
  • Soft and 8 inches thick
  • Filled with polyfil and chopped foam
  • Removable cover for machine washing
  • The 10 Best Cat Donut Beds

    1. Best Friends by Sheri Calming Shag Fur Cat Bed — Best Overall

    Colors: 11 colors
    Sizes: X-small to XX-large
    Machine washable? Yes

    The best overall cat donut bed is Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Shag Fur Donut Cuddler Cat & Dog Bed. There are six sizes, from extra small to XX-large, as well as 11 colors to choose from (taupe, frost, dusty rose, baby blue, cotton candy, dark chocolate, denim, gray, lavender, sage, and beige).

    This bed is the perfect example of an excellent donut bed! It has a 7-inch bolster, which will be perfect for your cat to cuddle in. It’s made with a soft and cozy shag material and filled with fibers designed to provide orthopedic support for the muscles, joints, and neck.

    It’s machine washable, and the medium, large, and XX-large options have a removable cover. However, the middle part of the donut isn’t as fluffy and is flatter.

    Pros
    • Six sizes and 11 colors
    • 7-inch bolster
    • Cozy shag material
    • Fibers help support the joints, muscles, and neck
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Not enough material in the center

    2. Frisco Faux Suede Donut Cuddler Bed — Best Value

    Colors: Brown and cream
    Sizes: Small, medium, large
    Machine washable? Yes

    Frisco’s Faux Suede Donut Cuddler Bed is the best cat donut bed for the money. It looks and feels like real suede in brown or olive green, and the inside is a soft, plush cream fabric.

    It has high, soft bolster sides, and you can pick from small, medium, or large sizes, which might come in handy for multi-cat homes. Plus, it’s machine washable.

    However, the small is incredibly small and the bolster might be somewhat flat.

    Pros
    • Affordable
    • Olive-green or brown faux suede
    • High and soft bolster
    • Three sizes
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Small is quite small
    • Bolster might be flat

    3. Hepper Nest Bed — Premium Choice

    Colors: Dark gray, herringbone, pink lining, or white lining
    Sizes: 17.5” W x 5.75” H (15” inside diameter)
    Machine washable? Liner, yes

    Hepper Nest Bed is our premium choice pick. While it’s a nest rather than a donut, it should have the same effect on cats, as it’s still a circular, cozy bed!

    The nest is made with a flexible, molded foam and covered in fabric (three of the options are dark gray with either a dark gray, pink, or white lining, and one is herringbone with a black lining).

    This attractive cat bed will look nice in your home, and the liner is made of Sherpa fleece and microfiber, so it’s soft. It can also be tossed in the washing machine.

    But it is expensive and relatively small, without any other sizes to choose from.

    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!

    Pros
    • Cozy, round nest
    • Four colors
    • Attractive
    • Liner made with sherpa fleece and microfiber
    • Removable and machine-washable liner
    Cons
    • Expensive
    • Small

    4. Frisco Self-Warming Bolster Kitten Bed — Best for Kittens

    Colors: Brown, cream, or gray
    Sizes: 17 x 14 x 2.5 inches
    Machine washable? Yes

    Frisco Self-Warming Bolster Kitten Bed is the perfect bed for kittens, as it’s small and cozy and available in cream, gray, or brown.

    This cat bed is made with material that reflects your kitten’s body heat, which will help keep them warm. Since it’s self-warming, you don’t have to worry about plugs or your kitten’s safety. It’s also affordable and machine washable. The main issue is it isn’t that thick.

    Pros
    • Three colors
    • Perfect size for a kitten
    • Material reflects kitten’s body heat
    • Self-warming
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Thin

    5. Lesure Donut Small Bed

    Colors: Blue, green, purple
    Sizes: X-small, small, medium
    Machine washable? Yes, but only removable cover

    The Lesure Donut Small Bed is available in purple and white checkered print, blue sky with white clouds, or green with white flowers. This donut bed is soft and 8 inches thick, and it’s available in three sizes.

    It’s filled with polyfil and chopped foam, which adds extra comfort and enables the bed to hold its form. The cover is removable and machine washable.

    But since you can’t wash the entire thing, if anything leaks on the bed, it’s unusable.

    Pros
    • Three colors and three sizes
    • Soft and 8 inches thick
    • Filled with polyfil and chopped foam
    • Removable cover for machine washing
    Cons
    • Not able to clean the filling

    6. Frisco Long Faux Fur Donut Cat & Dog Bed

    Colors: Sand, smoky gray, silver
    Sizes: Small, medium, large, X-large
    Machine washable? Yes

    The Frisco Long Faux Fur Donut Cat & Dog Bed comes in three colors and four sizes and is made with a long faux shag material, which should make it quite comfy.

    It has raised edges, is thick and cushy, and is machine washable. However, the middle part of the bed could use extra cushioning, and only the large and X-large sizes have a removable cover.

    Pros
    • Three colors and four sizes
    • Made with long faux shag
    • Nicely raised bolster
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Thin middle section
    • Only L and XL have a removable cover

    7. K&H Pet Products ThermoK&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Cat Bed

    Colors: Mocha
    Sizes: Small or large
    Machine washable? Only the removable cover

    K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Cat Bed isn’t exactly a donut, but it is circular and has additional features that make it worthwhile. It has orthopedic foam and a dual thermostat 4‐watt heating unit, designed only to work when your cat is on the bed. It gently raises the temperature 10 to 15 degrees above the cat’s own body temperature.

    The cover is removable for washing and includes a 5.5-foot cord, listed as safe by the MET. This is an excellent bed for seniors or any cat that will benefit from the extra warmth and orthopedic support.

    However, the bed itself isn’t quite as firm as expected and can lose its shape rather easily. Some cat owners might find that it doesn’t warm up enough.

    Pros
    • Made with orthopedic foam
    • Includes a heating unit to keep your cat warm
    • Cord is MET-safe listed
    • Cover is removable and machine washable
    Cons
    • Loses shape easily
    • Might find that it doesn’t warm enough

    8. Gavenia Washable Donut Bed

    Colors: 9 colors
    Sizes: Small, medium, large, X-large
    Machine washable? Yes

    Gavenia Washable Donut Bed is a true donut cat bed with a raised rim and shaggy, soft material, perfect for cats to nestle into. It is available in four sizes and nine colors, which will make it easier to find one that will look nice in your home. It has a non-slip base, and it can be good at retaining its shape over time. It’s also machine washable.

    But it can be on the flat side for some buyers, which might be a quality-control issue, since many of the beds aren’t flat. Another problem is that the sizes aren’t always consistent.

    Pros
    • Made with soft, shaggy material
    • Nine colors and four sizes
    • Non-slip base
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Can be a bit flat
    • Sizes aren’t consistent

    9. Western Home Faux Fur Original Calming Dog & Cat Bed

    Colors: Light gray
    Sizes: 20x 20 x 8 inches
    Machine washable? Yes

    Western Home Faux Fur Original Calming Cat Bed is a shaggy and cozy bed for cats. This one is nice and thick at 8 inches in height and has an anti-slip bottom. It can be machine washed and dried, which will help it retain its softness.

    Unfortunately, there are quality-control issues. Some beds arrive ripped open or even put together upside down, and there are issues with them being flat.

    Pros
    • 8 inches thick
    • Anti-slip bottom
    • Can be machine washed and dried
    Cons
    • Some beds are flat
    • Quality-control issues

    10. Love’s Cabin Round Donut Cat and Dog Cushion Bed

    Colors: 12 colors
    Sizes: Small, medium, large, X-large
    Machine washable? Yes

    The Love’s Cabin Round Donut Cat and Dog Cushion Bed is available in four sizes and 12 colors and has thick and high bolsters, which makes it quite a cozy bed.

    The exterior is soft suede, the interior is soft and plush, and the bottom is anti-slip. You can throw the whole thing in your washing machine.

    Unfortunately, the filling material includes lumpier, large foam pieces, which might not make it smooth enough for your cat. It’s also not consistent in color or how it holds its shape.

    Pros
    • Four sizes and 12 colors
    • Thick bolsters for added comfort
    • Exterior is suede and plush interior
    • Machine washable
    Cons
    • Lumpy filling
    • Not consistent in color or firmness

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    Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Best Donut Cat Bed

    This buyer’s guide is where we’ll cover the details that will help you find the best donut bed for your cat.

    Inside Dimensions

    You should keep in mind that when you’re looking at the dimensions of a cat bed, they’re for the entire bed. If you’re concerned that your cat might be too big, you should shave off about 3 inches from the measurements. This will help compensate for the rim.

    You obviously don’t want to get a bed that’s too big, but in most cases, it might be best to order one size up from what you’re considering. Don’t just order “small” thinking that it will be perfect for your tiny cat—always check the measurements.

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    Image Credit: Iva Vagnerova, Shutterstock

    Your Cat’s Favorite Sleeping Position

    Cats tend to sleep in various positions, but if your cat seems to enjoy sprawling out more often than not, you might want to opt for a differently shaped cat bed. You can get a large donut bed or a rectangular cat bed with bolsters. But if your cat loves curling into a ball most of the time, a donut bed might be ideal!

    Machine Washable

    Most of these donut beds are machine washable, which is a particularly important point for anyone with pets that might urinate on their bedding. Some of these beds can only have the cover washed and not the inner cushion, though. Always double-check the washing instructions before purchasing. You might also want to invest in a large mesh washing bag to help the bed keep its shape.

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    Conclusion

    Our favorite donut bed is Best Friends by Sheri’s Donut Cuddler. You can pick from six sizes and 11 colors, and it is made of a soft shag material, along with special fibers designed to support your cat’s body.

    Frisco’s Faux Suede Donut Bed is machine washable and has soft bolsters with an attractive faux suede exterior. Finally, Hepper’s Nest Bed is our premium choice pick because it’s a high-quality bed that is comfortable for your cat and will look great in your home.

    We hope that these reviews have led you to the right donut bed that your cat will adore sleeping in and that you’ll enjoy watching them sleep in (sleeping cats are just so darn cute)!


    Featured Image Credit: Western Home

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