Top 3 Cat Caves for Older Cats

Older Cat Snuggling in a Round Cat Bed
You want to be a good cat Mom (or Dad!)
But your sweet little guy is getting older. 
You know he needs an area for rest and sleep more tailored to his advanced needs...but there's so much information out there. Where can you turn?!?

Best Cat Beds for Older Cats

As our feline friends age, it becomes increasingly important to provide them with the comfort and care they need to live a happy and healthy life. One of the most important considerations for older cats is their sleeping environment.

"I was really worried about getting my older cat a bed because I wasn't sure what would be comfortable for her, but then I found Fuzzy Cove and it was the perfect solution" - Sarah, cat owner

What Makes a Good Cat Bed for Older Cats?

Imagine what you want when you get older. Peace, rest, and love! Our cats are no different! <3

More than half of cats sleep from 12-18 hours a day. And that sleep becomes more important as they get older. What kind of sleep environment does an older cat need?

Mental Health for Older Cats

Your cat needs a cave that provides a cozy and safe place for older cats to rest and sleep, mimicking the feeling of a mother's womb and providing a sense of security and comfort that older cats need as they age.

Genuine Comfort (Soft, soft, soft!)

This is no time to cheap out. High quality material is critical to providing your cat the best care they need; that being said, the best solutions don't need to break the bank. We'll outline our best recommendations below, but quality matter so much for our older feline friends!

Easy to Clean Cat Beds

Know that feeling you get when you sleep in clean sheets? That's the feeling your cat deserves. Especially for older cats, who you want to keep especially healthy, you need a cat bed that is easy to clean, is velvety soft, and is both warm and cool depending on the season so they can stay healthy and strong.

The Top 3 Best Cat Caves for Older Cats

To be honest, there is no better cat cave on the market for older cats than the Fuzzy Cove brand. Full Stop.

Here are the top 3 cat caves from Fuzzy Cove that you should consider for your senior feline:

1. Premium Tail Style Cat Cave

Older Cat resting in Fuzzy Cove long tail cat cave

This is the best bed for older cats due to it's unique shape, and it has our highest recommendation. This is because the Tail style is perfect for older cats who love to curl up in tight spaces. It's designed with a tail-like shape that allows your cat to snuggle up and feel secure, and the top is more confined, allowing for maximum snuggles. The cave is made of a soft and cozy material that will keep your cat warm during the colder months and the tail shape provides a sense of security for your cat that reminds it of it's mother, further easing your cat's mental health. 

But don't let the lack of removable parts fool you - the Tail style is still easy to clean. Just spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Plus, it's handmade with care and attention to detail, ensuring that your cat has the best possible sleeping experience.

2. Round Style Cat Cave

Older cat resting in Round Cat Cave

The Round style is ideal for older cats who love to stretch out and sprawl. It's designed with a round shape that provides a spacious and comfortable sleeping area for your cat. The round cave is made of soft and cozy material that will keep your cat warm during the colder months and the round shape provides a sense of security for your cat, just like the tail cave, but without the crimped top that certain older cats deeply appreciate. 

Just like the Tail style, the Round style does not have any removable parts or cushion. But, it's still easy to clean - spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent, and is easier to machine wash than the tail cave--just be sure to use a very gentle cycle. 

3. Basket Style Cat Bed

Basket Cat Cave

The Basket style is perfect for older cats who love to hide and feel secure, but don't like to feel enclosed. It's designed with a basket-like shape that is light, carriable, and visually beautiful. The basket cave is made of our same soft and cozy material that the other two are made of, but more focused on older cats who are used to a more traditional open air cat bed. It will still keep your cat warm during the colder months and the basket shape provides a sense of carrying security for your cat. It is also handmade with care and attention to detail, ensuring that your cat has the best possible sleeping experience.

Other Considerations for Beds for Older Cats

Possible Need for Multiple Solutions

Certain cats have different needs throughout the day, and that only get's more pronounced when they get older. We have discovered that in certain cases a combination of multiple styles is best to provide the ultimate sleeping experience for your senior feline. For example, you could place the Basket style in a cozy corner of your living room for those days when your cat wants to feel seen and secure, and the Tail style in the bedroom for when they want to curl up close to you at night in deep seclusion. Luckily for you, Fuzzy Cove offers free returns, so have no fear trying whatever you need that best fits your furry friend! We get it!

Research and Quality for Older Cat's Sleep 

At Fuzzy Cove, we understand the importance of providing your senior feline with the ultimate comfort and care. That's why we put so much thought, care and attention into each and every one of our cat caves. We are confident our caves are the best solution for your older cat's sleeping needs, and we can't wait for you to see the difference it makes in your cat's life.

Also, if you're looking for additional tips on how to create the ultimate sleeping environment for your senior cat, consider visiting the website of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) or consulting with a veterinarian who specializes in feline behavior.

It's important to remember that as our feline friends age, they may have different needs and preferences. By providing them with a comfortable and cozy cat cave from Fuzzy Cove, you're giving them the best possible chance to rest and sleep well, which can lead to a happier and healthier life for them.

Happy Cat; Happy World

And don't forget, Fuzzy Cove cat caves are not just good for your cat, they are also good for the environment and the women who made them. Each cat cave is handmade with sustainable materials and empowers women in Nepal to gain economic independence. You can feel good knowing that your purchase is not only providing comfort for your cat, but also making a positive impact on the lives of others.

So, whether your senior cat loves to curl up in tight spaces, stretch out and sprawl, or hide and feel secure, Fuzzy Cove has the perfect cat cave for them. Visit our website to browse our selection and find the perfect fit for your older feline friend. And don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, we're always happy to help!<3

Stay tuned for more information and tips on how to provide the ultimate comfort and care for your senior feline friend. And don't forget to share your own experiences and pictures of your cat enjoying their new Fuzzy Cove cat cave on our social media channels. We can't wait to see them!