How to Choose the Right Bed for Your Cat

Kitten asleep on blanket on sofa at home

Finding the ideal cat bed for your pet can seem like an impossible task, because who’s to say they won’t just end up sleeping somewhere else? There are many different things you should be aware of when choosing the perfect little haven for your cat. By taking their many preferences into account, you can find the bed that will keep them relaxed and in their place.

We’ve put together some of the key things you should keep in mind when selecting that cat bed, from the size and the material to how cleanable and durable it is. Take a look below to begin your checklist of things to consider when deciding on the right bed for your cat.

Is it the right material?


Picking the right material for your cat’s bed is very important especially as cats can be very susceptible to allergies etc. Keep your own pets condition and allergies (if they have any) in mind when you pick out the right material for their bed to ensure it will not give them any issues whatsoever.

Sticking to materials such as natural fabrics like wool and cotton is a good and safe choice as they are breathable, comfortable, and resistant to things like the accumulation of excess moisture and prevent build up of odour and mould, meaning they are less likely to cause your cat discomfort.

Is it the right size?


Size is another important factor to be aware of, you’ll need to be sure that the bed you have chosen will be big enough to give your cat enough room to sprawl around and comfortably stretch out. If you’re unsure, just take some measurements to know what kind of size you’ll be working with and what to look for.

This will also help you to find the perfect shaped bed for your cat, as there’ll be quite a few options for you to choose from. Circular, box shaped or even an igloo type for those cats that prefer to be more isolated – there’s plenty to choose from. At the end of the day, you know your cat best and so will know what they would prefer.


What are the different types available? Do cats prefer open or closed beds?


There are many different types of cat beds available out there, you’ll most likely be spoilt for choice, but keep your furry friend in mind when you’re making your decision.

The most common types of cat beds that are available include simple cushions/pads, egg shaped pods lined with comfortable materials, window perches or any furniture themed bed, and even an igloo type of bed for cats who prefer their own personal space and need to get away when things are too much for them. Every cat has their different preferences, whilst some may like an open space to relax in others may prefer a closed cocoon for a bed.


Where is the best place to put a cat bed?


Be sure to pick the perfect spot in your home for your cat to snooze and relax in. Depending on the kind of environment your cat thrives in and what you know they like best or what keeps them calm, you can choose the ideal place to keep their cat bed. Another option could also be buying two separate beds – one that’s kept in a quieter area that will help them to sleep and relax peacefully, and one in a more active environment so they can spend time with family and socialise whilst also resting and relaxing.


Picking out the perfect bed for your cat means taking into consideration all of the above-mentioned key points and much more. One last thing to keep in mind is whether you have invested in the best insurance policy for your cat. You could spend a great deal of time and effort on choosing the absolute perfect bed for your cat, but accidents happen – in which case a reliable insurance policy comes in handy. Get in touch with the Asda Money team today to find out more about our pet insurance offerings.

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