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Question Best Dog Beds For Older Dogs and Dogs With Hip Dysplasia?

Looking for recommendations for dog beds that benefit okder dogs and dogs with hip dysplasia. I will need two large ones for now. I have saw a couple different ones, but I would like to hear from people that might have one they really like for their own dogs.

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I've had custom crib mattresses made of memory foam and support foam but both of my shepherds prefer the kuranda. They have good hips though
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I've had custom crib mattresses made of memory foam and support foam but both of my shepherds prefer the kuranda. They have good hips though
I do have one crib mattress and it works fine as a bed. I am looking now for something that can aide in helping with those joints.

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Whole Dog Journal did a review on Orthopedic Beds in 2016
https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/is...s_21411-1.html


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If you are looking for one that is manufactured with non-toxic materials: https://www.buddybeds.com/dog-beds/BUDDY-BEDS.html
Buddy Beds Memory Foam Is Free of:
· Formaldehyde
· Phthalates
· PVC
· BPA
Buddy Beds memory foam dog beds are CERTIFIED non-toxic!


Unfortunately, they are expensive.
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The orthopedic pet beds of imitation sheep skin available from Leerburg were the most comfortable for my Sting. They are soft but firm so he could get up easily.

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If you are looking for one that is manufactured with non-toxic materials: https://www.buddybeds.com/dog-beds/BUDDY-BEDS.html
Buddy Beds Memory Foam Is Free of:
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· PVC
· BPA
Buddy Beds memory foam dog beds are CERTIFIED non-toxic!


Unfortunately, they are expensive.
I expect to pay 250-300 per bed. I wish they had an Extra large with the head rest all the way around. This is a start.

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The orthopedic pet beds of imitation sheep skin available from Leerburg were the most comfortable for my Sting. They are soft but firm so he could get up easily.

Orthopedic Pet Bed
Getting up is key for my older pup.
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Here is a dog bed made with buckwheat hulls. Its benefits all dogs but also older dogs and dogs with orthopedic issues. We have the been using the human version pillows for the past year and both hubby and I love them. I plan on getting Flyn and Gator each one of these beds.

Dog Bed | The Cumberland Perfect Sleep Company
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I used a memory foam mattress topper from Overstock You can cut it to any size. I sewed the cover from apiece of canvas for the underside and fake fur for the top as a cover. Much cheaper than official dog beds.
My old Whippets loved these. For a GSD they may be too warm.
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