Best Heated Dog Beds for 2019 (20 Tested)

Best Heated Dog Beds for 2019 (20 Tested)

  • 16 min read
  • Updated: 12/03/2018
  • Author: Jonathan Cooper

Heated dog beds add that extra level of comfort for your fur-baby. Whether he is a senior dog, a new puppy, a dog spending most of his time outdoors or living in a colder climate, or you just want to spoil him, a heated dog bed is a great way to give your dog a cozy and soothing place to sleep.  If you aren’t comfortable leaving your dog with an electric corded bed there are still lots of great options such as self-warming beds.

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Paws & Pals Self-Warming Pet Crate Mat, 24-in

3/10

Uses dog’s natural body heat

Ideal for crates and pet carriers

Spot clean only

Indoor use only

Cheaper construction

TYPE OF BED
Self-Warming
Mat Style
MATERIAL
Microfleece
textured non-skid bottom
SIZE
25 x 37
COLOR CHOICES
1

K&H Pet Products Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bed

6/10

Includes washable fleece cover

Suitable for indoor/outdoor use

MET listed for safety

May not get warm enough for outdoor use

Vinyl is porous and will absorb odors

TYPE OF BED
Electric
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Fleece
orthopedic foam
microfiber
rubber
plastic
SIZE
small (14 x 18)
medium (19 x 24)
large (25 x 36)
COLOR CHOICES
1

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed

7/10

Removable, washable cushion

Designed for 24/7 indoor use

Safe temperature

Cords are not reinforced or wrapped

Suitable for small to medium dogs only

Cheaper construction

TYPE OF BED
Electric
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Foam
microfiber
fleece
SIZE
medium (20 x 26)
large (24 x 31)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Aspen Pet Self Warming Beds

7/10

Non-slip bottom

Mylar warming fiber filling

Many sizes and shapes

Mylar fibers inside can be dangerous if ingested by the dog

The bed may be noisy due to the self-warming fibers inside

TYPE OF BED
Self-warming
Bolster-style
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Fleece
corduroy
SIZE
Rectangular Bolster: small (24 x 20)
medium (30 x 24)
large (35 x 27)
Pillow-style (27 x 36)
Round Bolster (19.5 diameter)
COLOR CHOICES
3

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Kitty Heated Cat Bed

7/10

Soft microfiber cover

MET Listed 4 watt heating pad

Cover can be unzipped and washed

Best for small dogs only

Bolster sides can collapse over time

TYPE OF BED
Electric
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Foam
microfiber
polyfill
SIZE
small (16 diameter)
large (20 diameter)
COLOR CHOICES
2

Pet Magasin Thermal Self-Heated Bed 2 pack

5/10

Self-heating with mylar film

Velvety microterry cover

Hypoallergenic foam interior

Rubberized non-slip base

Crinkly sound

Cheaper construction

Not very plushy

TYPE OF BED
Self- heating Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Foam
microterry
nylon
SIZE
small combo (17 x 11 and one 22" x 18.5")
large combo (17 x 11
28.5 x 34.5)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Budget

FurHaven Convertible Self-Warming Cuddle Pet Bed for Dogs

8/10

4-way configuration for customizable bed shapes

Self-warming layer

Super plush faux fur fabric interior

Not supportive

For smaller dogs only

TYPE OF BED
Self-warming
Bolster or Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Microfiber
faux fur
SIZE
small (20 x 23.5)
large (30 x 35.5)
COLOR CHOICES
2

American Kennel Club Self-Heating Solid Pet Bed

6/10

Non-skid bottom

Quilted plush pillow

Mylar self-warming material inside

Recycled polyfill can be toxic if eaten

Beds may run small

The filling can bunch up after washing

Best for smaller dogs

TYPE OF BED
Self-heating
bolster-style
MATERIAL
Microfiber
recycled polyfill
SIZE
small (22 x 18)
medium (26 x 18)
COLOR CHOICES
6

Houselog Heating Pad Electric Heated Pet Mat

8/10

Thick PVC lining

27-inch steel reinforced cord

3 temperature settings

Can be used in other dog beds

Short cord

Better for smaller dogs

TYPE OF BED
Electric
Pillow/pad style
MATERIAL
PVC
microfiber
SIZE
19.7 x 13.7
COLOR CHOICES
1

Aiicioo Dog Heating Pad - Pet Heating pad

4/10

2 Heat settings

Steel reinforced cord

Very short cord

Difficult to clean

TYPE OF BED
Electric
pad-style
MATERIAL
Dacron
wool
wire
steel
SIZE
18.8 x 28
COLOR CHOICES
1
K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper Pet Bed

K&H Pet Products Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper Pet Bed

4/10

Non-slip bottom

Self-warming

Machine washable

Recycled polyfill is dangerous if eaten

Can be easily chewed

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Microfiber
fleece
recycled polyfill
SIZE
small (16 x 20 x 6)
medium (24 x 30 x 9)
large (32 x 40 x 10)
COLOR CHOICES
3

Best Overall

Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler

9/10

Machine washable

Waterproof bottom

High overstuffed bolster walls

Deep bolsters for dogs that like to nest

The base can go flat quickly

Not a lot of support on the bottom

Best for dogs up to 25 lbs

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Microfiber
Mylar
virgin airLOFT fiberfill
SIZE
small (12 deep)
large (15 deep)
COLOR CHOICES
15

K&H Pet Products Crate Pad for Pets

9/10

Non-slip bottom

Self-warming Mylar

Machine washable

No supportive padding

Slit corners may encourage chewing

TYPE OF BED
Pillow-style
MATERIAL
Microfleece
SIZE
x-small (14 x 22)
small (20 x 25)
medium (21 x 31)
large (25 x 37)
x-large (32 x 48)
xx-large (37 x 54)
COLOR CHOICES
6

Best Friends by Sheri Luxury Shag Faux Fur Donut Cuddler

7/10

Removable zippered shell

Water and dirt-resistant base

Machine washable

Minimal support in the base of the bed

Weak seams

Bed has to be fluffed/brushed after washing

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Plush faux fur
nylon
SIZE
small (23 x 23)
medium (30 x 30)
large (36 x 36)
x-large (45 x 45)
COLOR CHOICES
2

American Kennel Club Houndstooth Self Heating Memory Foam Pet Bed

6/10

Supportive bolster walls

Super soft

Spot-clean only

Weak seams

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Memory foam
polyfill
polyester
SIZE
30 x 30 x 7
COLOR CHOICES
3

Best Quality

Thermotex Infrared Therapeutic Pet Bed - Large Sherpa Grey

9/10

Machine-washable liner

Thermostatically controlled heat

Ideal for animals recovering from surgery, with health concerns or who cannot maintain body temperature

FAR Infrared technology

Cord is not wrapped/protected

Center of bed is not well padded or supported

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Polyfill
polyester
nylon
SIZE
12 x 20 x 4
COLOR CHOICES
1

ALEKO PHBED21M Electric Thermo-Pad Heated Pet Bed

2/10

Deep bolster walls

Internal thermostat controls heat

Non-slip poly canvas base

Heavy duty reinforced cord

Spot-clean only

Weak seams

Very thin bottom with no padding

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Polyfill
polyester
SIZE
26 x 26 x 8
COLOR CHOICES
1

K&H Pet Products Thermo-Hooded Lounger Heated Pet Bed

7/10

Supportive bolster walls

Arched hood over bed

4-watt MET removable heater

Machine washable cover

Small dogs only

Recycled polyfill material can be toxic

Filling can clump over time and flatten

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Microfleece
polyfill
polyester
SIZE
20 x 25
COLOR CHOICES
3

PawHut Electric Heated Pet Bed

1/10

12V Adapter

Reinforced cord

Spot-clean only

Weak seams

Cheap construction

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Polyfill
polyester
SIZE
13.4 x 13.4 x 11.8 (round)
COLOR CHOICES
1

Best Friends by Sheri Pet Igloo Hut

4/10

Supportive foam walls

Removable pad insert

Waterproof bottom

Machine washable

For very small dogs only

Does not hold up well to washing

Weak seams

TYPE OF BED
Bolster-style
MATERIAL
Foam
polyfill
sherpa fleece polyester
SIZE
17 x 13 x 12
COLOR CHOICES
14

How to Choose A Heated Pet Bed

Consider how and where your dog likes to sleep. Is he destructive or likes to chew? Most dog beds are not appropriate for power chewers, particularly beds and pads that are heated with an electrical element and will need to be plugged into the wall. While some of these, such as the Houselog Heating Pad Electric Heated Pet Mathave chew-resistant cords, they may still not be right for your dog if he chews. The bed itself could be damaged and the heating elements exposed. While most electric heated dog beds have safety features to reduce the risk of electrocution, they should never be used unsupervised and if your dog likes to ruffle, dig or root around in his bed or chew, you should probably consider a self-warming bed. Self-warming beds such as the Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddlerare an excellent alternative and contain thermal materials that reflect the heat of your dog back to him. Also, consider if the bed is washable or not.

Be sure the bed is big enough to accommodate your dog in all his favorite sleep positions. If you have dogs that like to curl up together consider getting a big enough bed for both to have a little wiggle room in together. Measure your dog from his head to the bottom of his bottom leg when extended. This should be the depth of the bed, and the width should be a few inches bigger than his length (snout to base of tail).

We’ve narrowed our reviews into several categories for heated dog beds:

Heating Pad Style:An insert meant to be used with an existing dog bed, blankets, or furniture

  • These are what you’ll often find in boarding facilities or veterinary clinics because they are meant to hold up to a lot of abuse.
  • Not always the most comfortable, they do not yield to nesting dogs wanting to rearrange it.
  • Typically made from metal, PVC, and nylon

Pillow or Mat Style Bed:A mat-shaped bed with no sides or edges.

  • These beds can easily flatten out over time if cheaply made.
  • Not all beds will have a washable outer layer but most do. Most of these beds have an inner layer of foam or
  • filling that cannot be washed and may harbor allergens or dirt. They will need to be replaced often.

Bolster Style Bed:Similar to the pillow bed, but with raised edges or a nest-style

  • Most dogs love the security of a bolster and will snuggle up against the walls
  • Not all beds will have a washable outer layer but most do. The inside of these beds can harbor allergens and dirt and cannot be washed.
  • Most comfortable and soothing for most dogs

Additionally, there are two other categories used for these reviews:

Self-warming and Electric. Electric dog beds plug into an outlet. Look for steel reinforced cords. Self-warming beds typically use Mylar, a PET film that reflects and radiates the dog’s heat back to them as they lay on the bed. Sometimes beds containing Mylar will crinkle, and while most dogs don’t care, some are spooked by it. Pay close attention to your dog’s reaction to the sound to gauge if he will mind the sound.