We at Cleo Pet have a saying, a well rested animal is a happy animal. OK, it’s not our official saying but we believe wholeheartedly that if your pet is well looked after, sleeps in a comfortable and healthy environment then your pet is going to be overall happy, healthier and have more time for fun throughout the day or evening.
Today we want to speak to you about a little comparison between different beds. Our Igloo/Duffle Bed and a standard flat pad/cushion bed that you can find in other stores.
We are going to base our analysis on a few key areas that have been identified in what helps a cat get a good rest from International Cat Care.
We understand that cats like warm environments. From the receptors which can be located on their face to their fur having an impact on assessing warm or cold conditions, cats respond differently to temperatures compared to humans.
While we feel pain at a temp of 112 degrees (44C) a cat won’t feel pain until it reaches 126 degrees (52C) which means that cats crave warmer environments through nature. It isn’t uncommon to find cats resting in locations that may have perplexed you until learning about this fact, but if you think of the times you may have seen your cat resting in the sun rays in your home, outside in the garden or even on your car’s bonnet, it starts to make sense.
Compared to a standard floor pillow, our igloo beds provide a fully covered sleeping arrangement that maintains warmth and comfort for your cat.
Our igloo bed provides the right kind of warm and cosy environment that your cat is craving. Our ergonomic shape and design combines a comfortable yet stylish solution for your cats sleeping requirements. Furthermore, our inner fleece lined materials keep the environment a suitable temperature where your cats can sleep in comfort.
Use of living space
Cats are creatures of habit and changes to those habits can cause a form of distress to the household pet. One of the ways of combating this is to provide an area of your living space that addresses that one primary area of your cat’s life, sleep.
Whilst humans will sleep throughout the evening (usually), cats will use the day to catch up on their sleep, which is why, it is often reported that cats like to disturb their owners in the early hours because they are in a playful mood.
One of the ways to be able to allow them to understand boundaries and where they can and can’t sleep is about tailoring and demonstrating an environment that is suitable for them.
A standard floor pillow can look like other “safe areas” in a home environment and so the cat will see this as an opportunity to try new areas and test living spaces. Whilst our igloo doesn’t necessarily guarantee that a cat won’t wonder, your cat will start to respect the living space that has been created for it and utilise the igloo over alternative sleeping arrangements.
Creating a routine
This falls under both categories really, but there is a caveat and extension to the other two areas. From creating and maintaining a sleeping schedule for your cat, yes, your cat will respond to it if you create one, to adjusting your environment so that they get plenty of activity throughout the day, your cat needs routine to be able to respond to inputs in the evening when you’re ready to go to bed.
If your cat knows and feels like they have their own environment to sleep in, they’re less likely to disturb you in the middle of the early morning. Surrounded by toys, a litter box and comfortable bedding, this can make all the difference in their environment.
Our igloo bed fulfills the majority of those requirements. We’ve had many examples of customers showing us how their cats have taken their favourite toys into their own personal igloo and played happily and peacefully in their own space.
Our igloo beds can be purchased from our store online. Use this link to take you straight to our igloo bed page.