The folks at Sleepypod.com were kind enough to send us a Strawberry Red Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed to test out. A Sleepypod is a pet bed and pet carrier all-in-one. The benefit of it is that it is a bed at home and then you just zip on the sturdy mesh top to make it a carrier. So it isn’t as stressful as bringing out the pet carrier twice a year. In other words, since your pet is used to it as a bed, they welcome being placed in it to be taken to the vet. When you get it, you simply remove the top and then leave the bed in your pet’s favorite sleeping spot in the house. If you play with them around it and for cats, especially, put catnip inside of it, then you can easily entice them to use the bed as frequently as possible. Once they use the bed for awhile and it acquires their scent, then will love it!
The only problem we found with the Sleepypod is that Ragdoll cats are usually more than 15 lbs., so it isn’t perfect for all cats. We found the Sleepypod to be:
- Bed and Dome – 17” x 13.5” – 4.5 lbs.
- Bed and Dome (Inside) – 15” x 11.5”
- Bed - 17” x 6.5” – 3 lbs.