The demand for cat beds is fast hitting crescendo levels. Like I said in the earlier article about dog beds, pet items have to be personalised. Just like human beings, pets have personal preferences which have to be met if at all they are to live comfortably.
And yes, as manufacturers for top cat beds double their efforts to ensure that your cat gets the best sleep, the increased demand is slowly paving the way for some half-baked products.
And yes, even as we jubilantly praise the latest dramatic features and improvements made to cat beds, you also have to understand that we have copycats who bring low-quality knock-offs into the market. Sieving out the so-so products to remain with the show-off ones as your residue is a daunting affair. If you really want to get the best cat beds, here are some options from the market.
- List of Top 8 Best Cat Beds Review in 2017
- Factors to be considered before buying
List of Top 8 Best Cat Beds Review in 2017
8 – Armarkat Cave Shape Pet Cat Beds for Cats and Small Dogs
- By: Armarkat
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 13 in.
- Product Weight: 2.1 lbs.
- Color: Various
Armarkat is made using soft velvet which makes it incredibly warm and adequately secure for your cat. The waterproof and non-skid base makes it ideal for your cat since it can be placed at any given place without fear of water or skidding. It can be located on tiled or wooden floors comfortably.
The fact that it’s machine washable makes it even better by eliminating the need for you to hand wash it which is an added bother to some people who aren’t thrilled by the idea of washing.
What’s more, this bed comes in an awesome size which makes it ideal for cats of all sizes. The extra thick poly fill which is added to the construction makes it even more comfortable while its excellent design makes it quite attractive.
7 – Aspen Pet Round Bed Animal Print
- By: Aspen Pet
- Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 5 in.
- Product Weight: 1.2 lbs.
- Color: Brown
Aspen Pet round cat bed comes with raised sides which create that nesting effect thus keeping your cat in a tip top condition while reducing exposure to drafts. It’s filled with high-loft and a well-recycled polyester fibre which makes it incredibly warm and comfortable for your cat even in the coldest winter seasons.
Okay, this bed will take your cat on cloud nine if it exists. And yes, being machine washable, it doesn’t need extra care at all.
6 – Grey Shark Small Cat Bed
- By: spexpet
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 16.5 x 14.6 in.
- Product Weight: 1.2 lbs.
- Color: Grey
Grey Shark is an excellent and well-designed cat bed which assumes the shape of a shark and some cave aspects. This bed isn’t just great; it’s also quite attractive and boasts a unique design which introduces a whole new dimension into the market.
Although it’s designed for smaller cats and dogs, it’s an excellent idea which would also be perfect for adult cats. The superfine fibre which is used in the construction makes it extra comfortable, warm and durable.
What’s more, the bed is reinforced with PP cotton filler and Oxford cloth which makes it impressive. It’s ideal for pets with up to 4kgs. It also boasts a self-warming technology which makes ideal for your young pets in the early days.
It radiates heat back to the cat thus ensuring that their energy is channelled towards development rather than in generation of heat. The anti-slip and damp roof makes it even better ensuring that your young poet is safe and sufficiently protected from cold and other foul weather conditions.
5 – Best Pet Supplies, Inc. Cat Bed
- By: Best Pet Supplies, Inc.
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 16 in.
- Product Weight: 1.4 lbs.
- Color: Various
This pet tent serves as a chilling spot as well as a bed for your cat. Designed using an extra cosy material, this is the perfect treat for your cat. The luxurious faux suede used in the construction of this tent make it quite adorable and sufficiently warm.
The soft polyester foam lining with a plush pillow offers your pet the best sleep ever. What’s more, this tent is a timeless masterpiece which is stitched and cut using the latest technology and cutting-edge craftsmanship to make it extra comfortable.
The contemporary shape will spice up the interior decor of your home while the colour options allow you to pick one which complements the interior details of your house. The cosy and comfortable size makes this bed ideal for cats and dogs to grow from little pups and kitties to full-grown pets.
It creates a sense of safety and security for the young pets as they slowly learn the world and garner experience on how to manoeuvre through their daily endeavours. The bed comes in various sizes from small to medium and large sizes.
4 – Kitty Ball Rattan Cat Bed
- By: The Refined Feline
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 28 x 17 in.
- Product Weight: 18.8 lbs.
- Color: Espresso
Kitty Ball Rattan cat bed is another awesome cat bed available on the market. It opens up our top four items. Made using an extremely durable and non-toxic poly rattan, this bed never breaks even when it’s clawed.
It comes with soft machine washable cushions thus taking the stress of hand washing away. The soft pillow gives your cat a good sleep by offering perfect body alignment.
3 – Meowfia Premium Cat Bed Cave
- By: Meowfia
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 19 x 12 in.
- Product Weight: 1.8 lbs.
- Color: Asphalt/ Aquamarine, Light Gray
Meowfia cat bed takes up the thrid position thanks to its unique design and excellent performance. This bed offers unmatched comfort and warmth for your cat. It’s handmade using 100% merino wool to give your cat adequate warmth and comfort.
And yes, it’s designed to accommodate cats of all sizes. Free from any harsh synthetics or chemicals, this bed is completely safe and secure for you, your cat and the environment.
2 – Aspen Pet Self-Warming Bed
- By: Aspen Pet
- Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 19.5 x 7 in.
- Product Weight: 1.3 lbs.
- Color: –
With a sleep surface fitted with a layer of self-warming fabric, this cat bed can adopt cat’s temperatures. This way, your cat stays warm and toasty throughout then night.
If you want to have a healthy and lively cat every morning, then you can trust Aspen Self warming cat bed to give you exactly that. If you have used space blankets, then this bed uses similar technology to absorb heat and adjust to the current temperatures without getting too warm or too cold.
What’s more, it doesn’t require electricity to do all that. All you need to do is let your cat in, and everything else is set to go. And yes, given its unique design and size, it can be used by cats of all sizes.
1 – Midwest Deluxe Cat Bed
- By: Midwest Homes For Pets
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 13 x 2 in.
- Product Weight: 10.4 oz.
- Color: Various
Finally, Midwest Deluxe cat bed takes the first position amid all the stiff competition. Although it works perfectly as a stand-alone bed, it also sufficiently fits crates of 22’’ if you want to use them. And yes, it isn’t ideal for chewers since the fabric is incredibly soft and comfortable.
It’s perfect for cats weighing 1o lbs.. Its soft and ultra comfortable fleece fabric makes it a must have item for any cat owner. And yes, the padded polyester cushion adds to its incredibly beautiful and comfortable construction making is quite reliable.
If you’re looking for a cat bed which is 100% machine washable and boasts amazing features, then this is your bet.
Factors to be considered before buying
The size you go for will be determined by the size of your cat. You have to get a cat bed which has enough space for your cat. Given the fact that cats grow, it’s tricky to determine an ideal size for your growing cat precisely.
However, it’s advisable that you get a bed which offers enough space for your pet to stretch without having their movement being restricted. This way, the cat will be willing to get into the bed. It’s important to note that most cat beds a made in an enclosed design.
This means that if you order a small one, the cat might not even be able to get inside it comfortable. Unless you have to have your cat looked tired, exhausted and fatigued, you have to go for the best size.
The material used in the construction of the cat bed also affects how comfortable the bed is as well as how durable it is. No one wants to buy a flimsy and weak bed which rips off in the first day of use.
And yes, given the fact that some cats like being active, it might be wise for you to get a bed made using a sturdy yet soft and comfortable fabric, That’s the only way you can be assured of getting your cat to sleep comfortable for years. If you get one of those cheaply made cat beds whose material is weak, then you might have to keep visiting the market.
We also have beds which come with unique features to make your cat more comfortable. For instance, we have raised cat beds which keep fleas and bugs away while your cat is sleeping. We also have others which are designed into a cave.
And yes, I have also bought cat beds designed to assume a tent-like shape. Depending on your personal preferences as well as the nature of your cat, it’s advisable that you keenly observe those extra features and then make a wise decision.
Portability is also a unique feature. Of course, if you want to be carrying the bed around when you are travelling, then it should be portable enough.
Your cat’s behavior
Just like dogs, cats also have various sleeping habits. You should take note of the sleeping characteristics of your cat before you buy any bed. While studying the sleeping features, you have to consider where you cat best likes sleeping.
If they like taking naps on the floor or mats, this means that you have to get a bed whose surface boasts a material which is close to the one the cats like sleeping on. Those who like sleeping on the couch or cuddling close to you in your bed probably need a raised bed.
Just like dog beds, cat beds need to have some enticing features to lure the cat to try then out. I have seen cats that refuse to come close let alone sleep in some beds. Holding all other factors constant, I feel like the primary reason a cat would refuse to get into the bed is the design. For that reason, pick a design you’d want to sleep in if you were the cat.