Kitty, It’s Cold Outside!


If you are a cat lover, you may have adopted a feral cat or are looking after a group of community cats. And as we all know, it gets pretty cold outside during the winter. This is why Catster loves to showcase heated cat houses — like the original and successive cat houses from K&H Pet Products. Senior Manager of Ecommerce Dawn Buffington tell us more about this great line, which comes in both heated and non-heated.

Related: 5 Ways To Keep Outdoor Cats Safe in Winter

Thermo Outdoor Multi-Kitty A-Frame

“K&H Pet Products invented the first Outdoor Heated Kitty House back in 2011,” explains Dawn, “and that house continues to be our top seller, with the others trailing closely behind.”

She says the idea was born from their cat customers putting their products (the Extreme Weather Kitty Pad and Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bed) into cardboard boxes, coolers and “just about anything you can imagine that they had laying around.” Emails and photos from customers sparked the idea … “Wouldn’t it be nice if you could buy a heated pad that included the shelter so people didn’t have to figure out what to use on their own?” And instantaneously, the company’s Outdoor Heated Kitty House was born.

Dawn tells us the K&H heated houses are all MET safety listed, durable, proven and a breeze to put together with no tools required. “We’ve been around for over 20 years and have a proven track record when it comes to safe products that help animals and pets have better lives … not to mention how much we love our consumers and their pets.”

Thermo Outdoor Kitty House

And we love that the company gives back. K&H Pet Products has partnered with multiple feral cat groups through events and donations over the years to help cat communities. So, what about the future? Will we be seeing any new cat houses?

Related: Should You Care for Your Neighborhood Feral Cat Colony?

“K&H is always ‘reinventing the wheel’ to help make pet’s and pet parent’s lives better,” Dawn says. “Rest assured, we have great plans in the very near future for the outdoor community cat fans out there! Keep an eye out in 2021!”

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3 thoughts on “Kitty, It’s Cold Outside!”

  1. These cold weather cat houses need a better design. Keep in mind that cold air FALLS, hot air RISES. When the entrance door is basically at the same level as the cat(s), body heat is dissipated just as it would be outside of the shelter. Take a lesson form our Eskimo friends: Structure built so that heat (in this case body heat) is channeled into a small area at the top of the enclosure and a raised platform place our beloved cat friend(s) in this area and above the entrance door (where the cold air will exit). An “A” frame design is ideal to accomplish this. It also helps to cut strips of blanket hung tightly together at the entrance door to help improve heat retention (Cats will quickly learn they can push through the strips to get in or out). Making the entrance as small as possible also’s a boon for heat retention. Sound good? Is good!

  2. I’ve been using these houses from K&H for many years. They work great and the kitties love them. You can also build a house from R13 house insulation (styrofoam like) and use one of these inside instead of strae (although the insulation house and straw are great too). Check online for pricing on the K&H houses…I’ve found them as low as $45 on ebay (new) but at any price, they are priceless to your kitties.

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