“ Brand: Pets At Home / Type: Dog Beds „
We purchased this last July when we were preparing our house for our new dog...a 2 year old ridgeback x mastiff. In the excitement of our new addition, we purchased all the necessities from PAH including this brilliant dog bed. Whilst at first we did mock ourselves a little for purchasing a memory foam mattress for the dog when we didn't own one ourselves, it has well and truly paid off!
This mattress can come with two different covers - grey and black or brown and cream. Both are pretty and understated, and would probably sit well in most homes. We have one of each now and interchange.
The mattress covers are easily removed and machine washable which is a relief, especially after a walk in the mud and the rain! They have sustained quite a few washes with us and the only affect seems to be a few bobbles.
This mattress has also been brilliant for our dog as we found out she has problems with her hips and has actually had two serious operations within the past few months. The mattress provides the comfort, cushion and stability she needs, and so I would recommend it for older dogs who may be bothered with arthritis.
I think another advantage is that it is a mattress rather than a bed...giving your dog more room to stretch. This is highly beneficial if you have a larger dog.
In conclusion, I am very impressed with this product. I can also verify that it is very comfortable (I had to try it out before the dog got it) and definitely worth the price.
The extra large which we got is £29.99.
This bed looks so comfortable and were sooooo soft to the touch, I had to get one each for my two dogs, although they are a little pricey, i was hopeful that the memory foam would not separate and go lumpy like other beds I have previously owned (well he dogs have). The covers are washable and come off very easily, unfortunatly i never got the opportunity to see the results of the wash as my dogs managed to destroy the beds in a matter of three days (or really one 3 hour shopping trip, despite being well walked before hand - as they were fine before this), which in all fairness is a bit of a record! A real shame as the neutral colours matched my lounge perfectly.
Before the chewing/ destroying incident.... namely the times when they were not left unsupervised with the beds they both seemed to relax and look very comfortable. My Lab was very content, although I had to add a pillow for the sheppard as she likes to rest her head on something and this bed is more of a cushion, having no sides.
I really struggle to find that balance between comfort for my dogs and tuffness and im probably disillusioned that if i find a bed comfortable enough they wouldnt want to eat it... the journey for the indestructable but comfortable bed will continue!!
Im afriad for me a waster of cash, but may be suitable for non destructive breeds or older dogs
As every one knows older dogs (like people) need more support from a bed and i thought this would be perfect for my older lab x staffie. It was quite expensive for a dog bed but for comfort and support it can't be beaten. He semed to love it at first and he wasn't so sore getting up, as his joints were supported more than a normal dog bed, the cover is plush and warm and is easy to take off and wash, but as it had no sides to it he didn't rest 100% he likes to have something to rest his head on or snuggle into. Apart from being an open plan bed it was extremely comfortable not to heavy and offered a lot of support. he likes to dig his bed and scruff it all up and this damaged the cover and also ripped the foam, so no good for bed diggers!
My black cocker spaniel Eddie is somewhat of a pampered pooch and so when my husband went to buy him a new bed the other day he purchased a memory foam mattress from Pets at Home. I don't even have a memory foam mattress!!
I think he actually got it because it is quite nice looking. It has a nice textured fleece on the top and a cute little brown bone motif on one side. It actually looks really comfy. The fleece top is white and this adds extra warmth and comfort and keeps Eddie warm when he lays on it. You can see that he really likes this mattress as he spends all his time on it and likes to nuzzle into the fabric. It is classed as a small size mattress but it's big enough for him to stretch out on if he wants to.
The memory foam is an orthopaedic foam which is meant to adapt to your dog's body contours and helps to reduce the pressure on their joints and spine. I know Eddie's particular breed have problems with their joints later on in life so anything I can do now to look after him I will do. Pets at home also say that this mattress is ideal for dogs who are recovering from illnesses and as Eddie just had his castration operation it was a good buy for him as well.
Pets at Home say that due to the specialist nature of the memory foam some reshaping may be required from time to time. We haven't had this mattress long enough to notice this but I'm sure it will be quite easy to reshape and puff up.
The mattress has a removable cover which I think is great as it gets a bit mucky when he rolls around on it and so to be able to just take it off and wash it is great. The bottom part of the mattress is synthetic and so clings to the floor quite nicely and does slip around.
THe mattress is available from Pets at Home for £13.99, a great buy.