When looking for a cat bed, you should know that cats can sleep 16 to 20 hours a day. Cat beds will help prevent cats from sleeping on your bed, couch or other furniture. To get the best cat bed, you need to consider the size, style and material of the bed. It all depends, of course, on the type of space your cat prefers.
The Best Beds for Your Cat – The Basics
The bed you buy should be washable. Obviously, the bed will eventually be covered in fur, dander and bacteria. That’s why a cat bed should be washed from time to time. It would also be wise to have a bed with a removable cover if the whole thing cannot be washed.
One of our personal recommendations in this regard is the mobile pet bed. Not only is the bed super comfortable, but the inner lining can be removed for easy washing whenever you need it!
Beds that have beads or tassels should be avoided. They make the bed look pretty, but it can be a hazard to your cat. Loose fabric or beads can be swallowed and become a choking hazard. A bed that does not have small pieces hanging off it is best for your cat.
Style and Size
You should measure your cat’s length. Depending on whether your cat likes to stretch or doesn’t consider a bed long enough to stretch or for those who prefer to curl up, it offers plenty of room to curl up. Tape measures work great for this. Measure from head to tail and add a few inches for the fact that they may want to stretch. For example, the sleepypod mobile pet bed we mentioned earlier comes in 2 sizes to accommodate most pets.
Many cats prefer a cup style bed. This bed is circular and has walls for added comfort and privacy. These are excellent beds for cats who like to sleep in a ball/crescent shape.
A cave style bed is for cats who like to hide when they sleep. These beds will provide a blanket and almost look like a den.
You must consider the height of the bed. Kittens and older cats cannot move around as easily as younger cats. Make sure the bed you buy can be easily moved in and out without problems.
Cat trees with an extra pole are also always a great idea. Claw posts are also great for protecting your furniture from your cats’ natural instinct to use their claws. Perches and scratching posts also give your cat exercise and fun. Cat trees are best for young, active cats. Be sure to consider your cat’s weight when purchasing a cat tree.
You can also purchase cat beds or heating pads. These units can be removed during the warm months and replaced during the cold months. If you live where it is cold or your cat has arthritis problems, this may be a great option for you.
You shouldn’t spend a lot of money on a simple cat bed. However, keep in mind that with each additional feature, you add more to the price.
While the price of the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed may seem high, it comes with many extra safety features such as allowing your pet to travel safely in a car, an optional heating pad, and of course, the washable inner lining. Best of all, because it will quickly become your cat’s favorite bed, it will become very easy to get your cat used to its carrier and thus make trips to the vet much less stressful for you and your cat!