When you’re hanging on to the last bit of heat from a long departed sun puddle and curl up into a tight ball of fur it’s time to get comfy on a heated bed.
For a long time, I was on the lookout for a heated bed for our senior cat Earl Grey who, like his mum (moi) is a heat seeker by nature. Earl Grey is our blind senior 17-year-old cat and has CKD (chronic kidney disease). His body has slowed down and he’s always looking for the warmest spot in the house. But warm laps are not always available throughout the day, so what is an old cat to do?
You could do one of three things:You could crawl under the covers and ‘tent’ there all day (no fun).
You could do the old cat pileup with willing cuddly participants. This is tricky, if you don’t choose your partner wisely, you may end up with smacky paws in your face.
You could keep chasing fast-moving sun-puddles all day. This is not practical at all as we all know how quickly those sun puddles disappear!
Alternatively, you could just get hooked up with a comfy heated bed that is sure to soothe those old creaky joints and will keep your body warm and snuggly. So Mr. Earl Grey was all ears when he learned that we received a free heated bed from Art of Paws.
Disclosure: We received a free heated pet mat from Art of Paws in exchange for our honest review. Chirpy Cats will only share information that we think is relevant and useful to our readers. All opinions expressed are our own.
But when the rest of the Chirpies got wind of this new addition to the sleeping arrangements there were a few disputes regarding who actually owns it. Before Earl Grey could claim sole ownership (as if that were an option) Mr. Jack had other plans….
See, he’s already set up a grooming parlor on the heated mat with his friend Charlie. That was not part of the plan.
Earl Grey eventually finds a moment of peace for the rest of the day. It’s now the general consensus in the Chirpy Cats household that the mat (for the most part) belongs to Earl Grey and his senior cuddle buddy Sarabi.
A simple energy efficient design that worksThe Art of Paws heated pet mat comes with a low voltage internal thermometer and actually adjusts to your cat’s presence on the bed. It will never become too hot and always provides just the right comfortable temperature your cat will enjoy. This mat has become Earl Grey’s go-to place for long afternoon snoozes. The size is quite generous at 23″x17″ and could accommodate up to three medium-sized cats. The coiled cord is chew-proof! This alone is a great safety feature considering that Earl Grey and a few other Chirpies have a tendency to chewing chords. The switch comes with a useful red light indicator. The fleecy outer cover is machine-washable. I gave this a few washes already and it still keeps its shape with no shrinkage at all. This heated mat is perfect for kittens, older arthritic cats with joint pain and cats recovering from surgery. But be warned, in a multi-cat household, you’re going to have lots of takers! You may have to get more than one.
About Art of Paws
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So now that the heat-seeking Earl Grey has found his comfy spot, what do I do when the air conditioning is at full blast this summer? I guess I have to find my own warm sun puddle.
How about you? Do your kitties love seeking warmth? Have they tried a heated cat bed?