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K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed Review

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The K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed is a soft circular bed that includes a heating pad to keep your kitty warm. These beds can warm up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit to keep your kitty cozy and warm.

K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed uses a dual-thermostat unit to raise temperatures 15 degrees above air temperature which will keep your cat warm, not roasting.

At around $45, the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed may be the right way to keep your kitty out of your bed. But is it worth the cost when comparing it to other heated cat beds on the market?

After testing the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed for several weeks, we have the details on its quality and my personal experience using it with my two cats.

We independently purchased this item and subjected it to in-depth testing, monitoring how our cats used it and if they preferred it over other cat beds.

Mallory Crusta, our Head of Content, tested the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed in January of 2021 and I tested it myself this year. Check out Mallory’s in-depth video review of the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed on the Cats.com YouTube channel.

K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed Overview

This heated cat bed is perfect for colder climates or for winter use, though there’s nothing to stop your cat from using it all year-round. Mallory Crusta / Cats.com

The K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed is a heated cat bed that comes in a 16 or 20-inch diameter size. The smaller size is 16 inches x 16 inches x 14 inches tall, and weighs 1.65 pounds. The large size bed is 20 inches x 20 inches x 14 inches tall, and weighs 2 pounds.

The bed has a soft micro-fleece cover that can be removed for washing. You can also choose it in 3 different colors: fish print, mocha, or sage. Underneath the cushion, there is a dual-thermostat, 4-watt heating unit. This uses low wattage and is extremely energy efficient.

The heating unit does use a long, 5 ½-foot power cord so you will need to place the bed relatively close to an outlet. The 5 ½ foot cord does give you some flexibility.
The bed does not sense when your cat enters, but it warms up to your cat’s body temperature which is about 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is The K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed Safe?

K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed is certified safe by MET, one of the leading global regulators of electronic goods. There are some things to consider when using a heated bed to guarantee your cats safety.

K&H caution against adding more padding or blankets to the heated bed because it could cause overheating. Most heated beds do not exceed your cat’s normal body temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit but if it does seem to go over, get a replacement.

This bed is safe for healthy, adult cats, but not recommended for kittens, elderly cats, or sick/injured cats who may struggle to get in and out of bed.

It is important to check the electrical wiring, especially if your cat is a chewer. If you see damage, you need to replace the heating pad.

Also, these heated beds should only be used indoors and are specifically not recommended for outside or garage use. If you are looking for an outdoor heated cat bed, there are some available specifically for that.

How Much Does The K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed Cost?

The K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed costs around $45 on Amazon for the small size and $47 for the large size. If you purchase from Chewy the pricing is about the same give or take a dollar.

If you need replacement heating pads for the bed they are available on the K&H website. However, the cost of a replacement heating pad is more than purchasing a new bed entirely. Thankfully, the heating pads are said to last 2 years or longer.

How Do You Clean the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed ?

The bed has a soft micro-fleece cover that can be removed for washing. You can also choose it in 3 different colors: fish print, mocha, or sage. Mallory Crusta / Cats.com

The bed is fairly easy to wash. You can wash the cover and the cushion in the washing machine on the gentle cycle. You will want to remove the pet warmer and the foam ring prior to washing.

The cover and cushion would be air dried or lined dried and it is not recommended they be put in the dryer.

Did My Cats Like the Thermo Kitty Bed?

It features a thick orthopedic foam base to make it extra comfy and to provide an added degree of support for cats who have joint issues. Mallory Crusta / Cats.com

The K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed was a big hit with one of our cats. He chose this bed over several others and seemed upset when removed from the bed. Our other cat used the bed as well but didn’t seem as excited about it.

There are many positive reviews and thousands of cats and their owners really love this bed.

What Do Customers Think Of the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed ?

K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed has almost all positive reviews on Amazon and Chewy with only a few negative reviews. Generally speaking, customers like the appearance and durability of the bed but more importantly their cats love it. The few negative reviews are complaints questioning warmth or not being happy with the structure.

That being said, every customer’s experience is unique. Keep reading to see a positive and negative customer review for the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed.

Positive Customer Reviews For the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed

“My cats took an immediate liking to this little bed…I live in an old house that can get a little chilly in the wintertime. I purchased this bed so my 2 cats could have a cozy place to lay if they got cold. Once I showed them the bed, they immediately took a liking to it. They make a bakery-full of biscuits and purring up a storm. This is a great find for cats of all ages.”

The heating pad can be removed easily and the bed can be washed. The cord is hidden away with zippers. The bed seems really well made and gets warm, but not too hot. I am very happy with this purchase. – Taylor B.

“The cat loves it. We don’t have a big cat (15 years old) but I do wish I had bought the slightly bigger version. I am not deducting any stars here as she likes to curl up in the bed. Was uncertain she would go in the bed as she likes being high and owns a 1000 sleeping spots as it is. We had a thin blankie and I sprayed it with cat nip to get her to put feet in the bed. After 3 days she got in and now a few weeks later she wont get out. I have it placed on the floor and every now and then she will get out, lay on the floor, stretch right out to cool down and get back in. The bed arrives stuffed tight in a box, dont be alarmed as it go into shape after a day or so, also the cat has to be in the bed for the heat to start.” – Ronald Embree

Negative Customer Reviews For the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed

“Though it doesn’t really get warm on the top, where kitty is… It is slightly warm at the bottom, but the pillow on top doesn’t even get warm… I really need a heated bed for my cat, as the house can get really cold. We will test the bed a couple days more and if no improvement, will contact the seller.” – Elvia Szymanski

Sides aren’t stable. Poor construction. The construction of this is disappointing. Cats like boxes, and I liked the high sides of this. But the “pillow” in the center is just loose stuffing and it’s sewn into the bottom seam of the edges, so the cats can’t really curl up against the sides. My cats sniffed around it but weren’t fond of it..” – Amber Fernandez

Would We Recommend the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed ?

There are many positive reviews and thousands of cats and their owners really love this bed. Mallory Crusta / Cats.com

Yes! The K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed is made with high quality materials, meets electrical standards and is safety certified to provide peace of mind to cat owners.

We really like that the K&H Thermo Kitty Cat Bed allows your cat to feel warm, cozy and protected. This bed is great for cats who seek warmth in less than safe places in the house and can be helpful for cats who may suffer from arthritis. Check with your veterinarian.

The bed is easy to clean and our cats really enjoyed it, especially Wessie.

Our only complaint about the bed is that it is heated and required being somewhat close to an electrical outlet. It does offer a 5 ½ foot cord which does help.

Also Read: The 12 Best Cat Beds

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About Amy Brown-Towry

Amy Brown-Towry is a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist and animal lover. She is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.