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Q: Dog bed

September 21, 2008 | By Countrygirl12687 | 12 answers | Expired: 2170 days ago

Countrygirl12687

I have a 60lb pit bull and I would really like to get her a bed, right now I am using a sleeping bag and it is pretty tough to wash as it is very bulky. So I was just wondering if you had any seggestions on some good quality beds that are worth spending the money on, as they are not cheap. Also I would like the bed to have a cover that can be unzipped for washing. Thanks!

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Vanessa S.
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Oct 05, 2008

What I used to do was go to Goodwill or a thrift store and buy twin sized comforters. When folded up they make a pretty good pad. It is very easy to throw them in the wash. I know someone who used a crib mattress as a dog bed. They are usually plastic coated so they are easy to wipe down and you can find sheets that fit it.

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Wendie
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Sep 27, 2008

I have greyhounds which are close to 70 pounds and my recommendation is that you go to Sam's Club or Costco (find a friend with a membership if you don't have one) Both places have GREAT large dog beds and they are between $20-$30. Yes, you read that right! Very similar to the beds you find at Petco and other places for $60-$80 and they last really well - we're still using one of the beds we bought from Sams in 2004!! We also use comforters that we buy from Goodwill or other thrift stores and find those are easy because they are light and easy to wash!

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Tracy Moser Re Pets M.
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Sep 27, 2008

I use a crid matterise. then you just have to wash the wash the sheets.

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Sparky72
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Sep 26, 2008

Your pit looks to be a little on the older side. I would get her a bed with memory foam. My dogs love the memory foam! If it's comfortable for us, it's comfortable for them too! :) But get one with a cover that you can take off and wash easily! Check out the bulk discount stores - Sams Club, BJ's, Costco, etc. I got a memory foam bed for my dog at Sam's and it wasn't horribly expesive. Good luck to a fellow pit lover! :)

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ruthie
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Sep 22, 2008

Dog beds are really expensive for what you use them for. We have several in our house our older dog like the lambs wool lined with wrap around sides and the other girls like the large pillow type beds. All have removeable covers that can be thrown into the washing machine which is a must. I also like the memory foam beds they offer now and use in our crates but removeable covers are a must. Wal-mart sells some and they are just as durable as the name brand more costly ones.

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Sourdoughsteve
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Sep 21, 2008

I like the variety offered by Drs Foster & Smith as well. Here's a link to that section of their site. If it doesn't open cut and past into your browser...

<a target='new' href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=R19xmIQzrcM&offerid=160527.72602&type=2&subid=0" >Quilted Super Deluxe Dog Bed Round, 51" dia. Color: Tuscan Wine</a><IMG border=0 width=1 height=1 src="http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=R19xmIQzrcM&bids=160527.72602&type=2&subid=0" >

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Nettum
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Sep 21, 2008

I make my own dog beds since they are so expensive. We have a Great Dane, and have had up to four at one time in the past. We use egg crate foam and buy some cheap heavy duty material from walmart or a fabric store. It's all straight seams and adhesive velcro. Our dogs have always preferred the egg crate beds to any we've purchased.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 21, 2008

I have to agree with Andie - the quality of LLBean beds is great - covers are removeable - tons of sizes available - lots of patterns & fabrics to choose from AND all LLBean products are quaranteed for life - how can you beat that?
I've attached a pic of Hayley - in Nikki's bed - as you can see it doesn't matter if they are the right size or not - pups love 'em :)

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Kim C.
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Sep 21, 2008

For my Great Dane, I went through c couple beds and then finally realized it was so much eaiser to just get a couple old blankets that we werent using anymore, put them in her crate and make them hers. It is much easier to wash!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 21, 2008

Check out LLBean. There beds are really good quality and they make some that you can zip off the cover. They are quite durable and well worth the price.

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