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    Senior Member CalamityJane's Avatar
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    dog bed for big dog.....

    We'd like to get a bed for Jack; he's a great big ol' pup. Probably weighs around 50 pounds at 5 and 1/2 months. Do any of you use those "off-the-floor" beds, the cot-type? If so, do you like it?

    We're thinking about this kind because it's so hot here and will be for a couple more months. Even in the winter it won't get really very cold nor stay cold for long. Anyway, we thought this would be cooler for him. He lives in the house with us, but in this kind of weather even with A/C it's almost 80 in the house in the afternoons.

    Any other suggestions for us to look at?

    Thanks.
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    Re: dog bed for big dog.....

    We use baby crib mattresses for our dogs. They are 110lbs and 175lbs.

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    Re: dog bed for big dog.....

    I have big dogs - and I've found a type of dog bed I am so happy with - its a plastic bed something like this:



    Reason I like it is that its easy to clean - no place for the fleas to hide - it has ventilation holes in the bottom, and is slightly raised from the ground so there is good air circulation. Nothing much for them to chew either.

    I put a blanket in the bottom, not a cushion, because thats easy to pop in the wash every week. Fleas are an issue over here!

    I would imagine this is as cool as the type of bed you describe...
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    Re: dog bed for big dog.....

    Our local shelter uses Kuranda dog beds in all their kennels and all the dogs seem to love them. When we get a house we want to get a couple for our dogs.

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    Re: dog bed for big dog.....

    Thanks for all the replies. That bed you use,klip, looks interesting. Where have you found it?

    We are also considering the Kuranda beds.

    Thanks again.
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    Re: dog bed for big dog.....

    Hi - I bought my bed at a local pet shop here in Cape Town That image is off this page at petplanet.co.uk

    But I've seen a lot of this type of bed all over, I dont think you will have a problem finding it. That Kuranda bed that Melgrj7 mentions looks really good too.
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    Re: dog bed for big dog.....

    Thanks klip. I'll do a search. We've about decided on the Kuranda bed; but we'll need something a little smaller and better shaped for the RV.
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    Re: dog bed for big dog.....

    Pet Edge has knock offs of the Kuranda beds. Look for item ZW307 - they fold up, too.

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