After dog food, trying to decide which are the best large dog beds out there has to be one of the most frustrating exercises possible. And it gets compounded by the fact that your dog may well have a different opinion and reject your lovingly hand-picked, perfect slumber device. 🙁
When choosing the perfect big dog bed, of course it is important to get the right length and width so that your best friend can make himself comfortable. But don’t forget that for arthritic dogs, height is also important so that they can get in and out easily.
Another consideration is the content of the bed: a good orthopedic bed will be made of high-quality memory foam to offer proper support for those vulnerable joints. Also, does the bed come with a removable, washable cover for easy cleaning?
And finally, does your dog like to rest his head on a pillow or does he prefer the security of a bolster around him to snuggle up against? After a lot of research, we think we have come up with a selection of snoozing destinations any big pooch would approve of.
A Big Donut Bed
For the inveterate snuggler, a big donut dog bed with a bolster all around is just perfect. He will be able to get a good rest while feeling protected on all sides.
The Chocolate faux suede fabric gives this bed a casual look. It can be washed on a gentle cycle in an oversize washing machine and should be air dried. I’m sure you won’t mind sharing your bed with Rover while his dries out… or you could always get him a second bed!
A Super Premium high-loft polyester fiber fill gives this bed a pouffy look, but some pooches have chosen a new abode, complaining that the stuffing has clumped up and made their bed uncomfortable…
A Luxurious Orthopedic Bed
This stylish pillow top orthopedic large dog bed blends perfectly into the most refined living room. Sleek, modern with clean lines, it looks more like a fainting couch, allowing your girl to pass out discretely in the midst of your guests – unless she starts snoring that is!
It has garnered first spot as it was judged just shy of 100% perfect by two- and four-legged alike, and for good reason. The 7″ thick superior quality US-made foam bed consists of a 3″ middle layer of H45 Support foam sandwiched between two layers of 2″ H10 Comfort foam identical to the foam used in high-end upholstered furniture. The manufacturer is so confident about this dog bed that they guarantee that their foam will retain its support and shape for ten years or your money back!
Offered in Large (48″x30″x7″), Extra Large (52″x36″x7″) and even Giant (60″x48″x7″) to satisfy the largest customers, this orthopedic pet bed sports a machine washable, 100% microfiber cover for easy maintenance. Expensive… but who can argue with a 10-year guarantee?
Our Extra Large orthopedic memory foam pet bed (40″x35″x4″) is made of 100% solid 3.2lbs density memory foam pad. This is the same memory foam used in high-end therapeutic mattresses to help relieve pain caused by muscle stiffness, arthritis, hip and joint dysplasia. Temperature sensitive, it is highly resistant to bacteria, dust mites, mildew and mold.
It is protected by a waterproof internal zippered cover as well as an external zippered cover made of durable blue jean denim, giving this bed a cool, trendy look no matter where she slumps. And this bed comes with a surprise: a free bonus lightweight external brown microsuede cover that can be used when the other cover is being washed.
This 55″X37″X4″ (up to 160 lbs) Extra Extra Large heavy-duty orthopedic memory foam dog bed sports a durable outer zippered 12-oz blue jean denim cover which can be machine washed and dried. The inner zippered cover made of waterproof taffeta on one side, and water resistant fabric on the other side to allow air to circulate into the foam stuffing.
New shredded memory foam is mixed with premium poly-fill and shredded multi-density polyurethane foam to offer support while providing comfort. Oh, and it is also available in XXXL (55″X47″).
Chill Out with a Coolaroo…
The Coolaroo elevated pet bed stands apart from the rest: it has no stuffing, zippers or cover. Instead, it offers an elevated platform to lift your dog off the ground, allowing air to circulate underneath and cooling him down. When used outside in winter, it can keep your dog off the snow.
Made of a powder-coated steel frame with a breathable knitted fabric stretched across like a trampoline, this bed is lightweight, sturdy and easy to assemble. The Coolaroo comes with a 5-year warranty against UV degradation. Covers can be purchased separately for easy replacement. A great second bed for outside or hot weather.
The Coolaroo is an ideal outdoor dog bed and can be quickly hosed down on the patio, stored away when not in use, or transported when going camping or to the cottage.
The height of the bed makes it easier for dogs with arthritis or joint problems to get in and out of bed. Large dogs seem to love this bed so much that they often share it with friends or siblings.
Hopefully, this has given you a good starting point for finding the perfect spot where your pooch can come and rest those weary bones and recuperate from all the stresses and challenges life has to offer.