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Cats are natural heat seekers—which is why you’ll often find your own cat slumbering in a sliver of sunlight. This feline affinity for warmth has brought heated cat beds into the spotlight. These beds offer comfort for cats who struggle to retain their body heat, making them popular with cat parents of seniors, kittens, outdoor kitties, and arthritic cats.
But how effective are they really? And even if heated cat beds make a tangible difference, are they always safe to use? To find out, we did some digging of our own, talking to experts along the way, and even testing a popular model on two Rover kitties.