The K&H Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed is a clever product that will keep your pet naturally warm without sending your heating bills sky-rocketing.
- Warms to your pet’s normal temperature
- Removable cover and heater make it fully washable
- Low-energy use
- Stays warm all day
- On the pricier side
- Limited size options
The K&H Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed is designed to keep your furry friend toasty and warm when the temperatures drop. Mains powered, this clever bed has a dual internal thermostat which means that it stays a cosy 10-15 degrees above the ambient room temperature when not in use. When your pet lays down, it automatically heats to their natural body temperature, keeping them warm but never too hot.
A comfy cushion and raised sides make it the perfect place to snuggle up on cold days, and an extra-long cord (five feet!) means you can find the ideal spot for this plug-in winter warmer. With so many plus points, it’s no wonder this bed tops our chart of the best heated pet beds and pads.
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K&H Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed: Features
The stand-out feature of the K&H bed is undoubtedly the dual thermostat and temperature regulation. Unlike placing a hot water bottle under your pet’s bed or popping it by the radiator, this specially designed heated bed only ever heats to dogs’ and cats’ natural body temperature of around 38 degrees. This means your pet will never be too hot, only safely cosy.
Safe to leave plugged in 24 hours a day, the bed only heats to its maximum temperature when your pet lays on it, otherwise staying at a toasty level around 10 degrees above the ambient room temperature. This clever design feature means it uses just 6 watts of power, great for keeping those winter energy bills down.
At a recommend retail price of $130 (although it will be cheaper elsewhere), it is at the more expensive end of the scale, however the low energy use does go some way to balancing the initial outlay.
We all know that pet beds can get whiffy, so the good news is that this one is fully washable thanks to its removable heater and cover. Just pop it in washing machine and hang to dry.
Unlike some of K&H’s other designs, the Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed is only available in medium and large, which may not be suited to smaller spaces (or indeed smaller pets!). However, a five foot long cable offers the flexibility to place it in a convenient spot without having to worry too much about proximity to plug sockets.
The shape of this bed is another plus, a plush cushion is great for winter snuggles, while the raised sides provide the perfect spot for snoozing pets to rest their head.
K&H Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed: User reviews
As a product on the more expensive end of the scale, many users note that the Thermo-Snuggle Sleeper is “pricey”. But overwhelmingly the verdict is that it's worth the investment: “It's a little expensive, but it's worth it,” notes one user, neatly summing up the general consensus on this bed.
The majority of reviews describe cats and dogs barely willing to leave the cosy confines of their heated bed, with photographic evidence to boot. However, a number point out that the cushion is under-stuffed and can be easily pushed to the side. Something to note for owners of those who love to dig and burrow.
“All three of our cats will lay in the beds instead of cuddling with us,” says one user, while another notes that their bed-loving dog now prefers the heated bed in the laundry room to anywhere else in the house, pointing to how quickly the Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper becomes a firm favorite. That’s great news for owners who know the frustration of buying a fancy new, but stubbornly ignored product, as well as those who wouldn’t mind a little more leg room at night.
One common complaint is that the bed isn’t hot enough, and that the central heater doesn’t warm the entire bed. This may, however, be due to the lower ambient temperature when not in use.
Although a few issues do come through in reviews, users seem to be almost unanimous in their praise for this bed in terms of comfort, size, and warmth. “This has got to be one of the best things I have bought for a very spoiled dog,” says one very happy user.
Should you buy the K&H Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed?
If you’re happy to splash out a little more on a heated bed for your pet then the K&H Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed is certainly a savvy investment, particularly as the low-energy use means ongoing costs are small.
If you’re working with a smaller budget or if you’re the proud owner of a dog that likes to do a lot of ‘digging’ before they sleep, this may not be the right choice for you. But if you’re looking for a bed that uses little energy which is suitable for both cats and dogs, this is a great option.
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