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  1. #1
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    Default Best dog bed for an older dog?

    Hate those poly fill beds, the poly fill ends up bunched up, so part of the dog is on the floor, and part is on a ball of fluff.

    Looking for a good alternative for a 13 year old dog who just needs a comfy night sleep.

    I have in the past loved a crib mattress for him, but the springs in it don't seem all that comfy any more....
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    Orvis has some great beds for older dogs. I think the Tempur-Pedic beds they have are really nice, and as far as I could tell, my older dog agreed with me.


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    I have a Back On Track bed for my elderly GSD and both she and her cat seem to love it.
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    I have two of these from Dr. Foster & Smith. One is 8 yrs old and is going strong. My elderly Lab loved it, and my current Lab (recovering from CCL surgery) chooses this bed over others in the house. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...10&pcatid=7310



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    Wait a second...you mean the couch and MY bed won't do?!?!?! If I buy (yet another) wonderful dog bed will I get the couch back??
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    I have a Kuranda bed for my 13 year old boy. I buy old comforters from thrift stores (at $2 each) for a little extra cushiness and warmth in the winters. He curls up and sleep like a rock every night.

    It's low to the ground (which makes it easier for him to get on and off as he's aging) and can be hosed off outside if needed.

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    I definitely second the Back on Track bed, it has orthopedic foam and a BOT cover.

    Within a week of getting it, my 10 year old GSD mix could walk up the stairs normally-it had been taking him 4-5 minutes the week before! I'm sold on them!
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    LLBean makes therapeutic dog beds: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/50740...Memory+Foam%5E
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    I've been buying custom-sized/thickness foam to put in my dogs' crates from these people for years: http://www.foambymail.com/ I cover it with comforters from the thrift store for ease of washing, and replace every few years.

    The last time, I also got one of their 5' diameter round dog beds stuffed with shredded foam for our two GSDs. It has been a HUGE hit. It's very thick, and easy to fluff back up if the dogs make a divot.
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    My old girl sleeps on this bed. It's self warming instead of a plug in bed which safety first DH likes. It's very cushy and huge. She is a 13 y/o lab with a lot of joint issues. She also sleeps with a fuzzy blanket over her every night.

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    I just got this one for our 15 year old ACD mix. She cannot get onto the couches or beds anymore and needed a comfy place to sleep. She's not a fan of dog beds in general, but seems to really like this one, as she spends a lot of time on it. It is really very nice, especially for the price.

    http://www.amazon.com/Extra-Orthoped...opedic+dog+bed



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    My dog has a Big Shrimpy nest dog bed. It's ridiculously expensive, but worth it. I've had it for several years now and it still looks great.

    My dog is 13 too and is a foxhound/treeing walker, roughly 75 lbs.

    http://www.bigshrimpy.com



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    this is what I am going to get my dog when he starts to age. He is 2.5 now so I have a bit of time.



    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    I have a Back On Track bed for my elderly GSD and both she and her cat seem to love it.



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    Is there a direct link to the back on track bed? I am googling but coming up with horse stuff...
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    My 8 year old likes the Sealy Heritage Anniversary bed, Queen size, Eurotop, Down duvet with the fleece blanket she can nest in.... Oh! You mean a bed for the floor? No, she doesn't do those....
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    I found a plush covered memory foam dog bed at Marshalls for 20 buck! My arthritic JRT loves it!
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