Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Purr Pad Cat Cushion Review

Calico cat loves the purr pad
Cat on Purr Pad Cushion
When the wind starts to blow and the temperature turns cold I look for ways to keep the indoor and shelter cats warm. This year I bought purr pads for my cats.  

The purr pads absorb the heat and hold it to keep the cats warm and cozy. Purr pads are affordable and a good product for multiple cat homes and outdoor cat houses.

The 20 x 20 pads are not fancy; they are charcoal or white in color and are made of polyester fibers that have a fluffy appearance.  These fibers are the insulator that absorbs your cat’s body heat and helps to keep your cat warm.  

The polyester texture is rough to the touch and reminds me of scouring pads.  While I do not like the feel of the cat cushion all of my cats like the pad as they all sit or lay on the pads and ignore their other cat beds..  

The purr pad will prevent the cat from getting cold when they lie on the floor. And for outdoor insulated cat houses you should set the pad on the floor and then surround the pad with a hefty layer of straw. 

The straw will provide extra insulation and will keep the cat cozy and warm sleeping chamber.  For outdoor cats that take shelter in a garage or shed then set the pad in an area that is away from draft; kitty door or open garage door.

Because of the reasonable price for the self heating pads I was able to buy 3 sets of 2 for the outdoor cats that come to my garage shelter.   These pads are a good for colony caregivers that provide cats with an outdoor shelter.  They are also good for inside/outside cats that take shelter in a garage and indoor cats. The pad will protect your furniture as it will hold the cat hair, dander and fleas.

You can launder the pad in a large zippered laundry bag.  Wash on the delicate cycle and line dry.

These pads will last a long time.   My cat cushions have been used by 5 indoor cats and my Boxer dog carried the pad around like a stuffed toy before he lay on the pad.   The pad held up and looks good.  

The purr pad is handcrafted in the US from recycled materials.  It is non allergenic and is non toxic.

If you pad start to age from wear and cats nails then cover the pad with cotton fabric.  Make a cover and slip it over the cushion, you can then extend the life of the purr pad

Watch your cats for abuse.  Some cats like to rip the fibers from the pad and if they swallow the fibers it may harm the cat. If you have a destructive cat then it is not wise to allow this cat access to the pad unless you make a cover that prevents the cat access to the polyester fibers.

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