We also only have original floorboards so they don't get any cushioning from carpet etc. I worry about my curly as he is getting old, in curly world and has a bionic leg that is also arithic so want him to be comfy.
I've got a labrador/pointer cross and a cairn terrier. They have a fleece blanket under the radiator in the lounge that gets changed daily and one of the xl plastic kidney shaped beds with a cushion shaped to fitin for their night time and when we're out of the house bed. The cushions are very padded and were reduced in pets at home I brought severalto allow for washing and the have a very soft blanket that goes on top that gets washed every few days.
The beds linked to look lovely but too big to be washed in a normal domestic machine?
I see your point but to be honest my house just wouldn't be right with the eau de Chein! At the moment the horse rug doesn't get washed at all so having a removal cover would be a bonus! Their upstairs beds don't really smell that bad, they are washed reguarly and hung out on the line on really windy days.
They have never really had a proper bed, I have always looked for cheaper alternatives like the horse rug, because of their habit of tug of wars games when left, but seeing as they having done this for several months now I don't think this will be a problem, finally they are growing up!
My concern not just with Orvis but with the padded beds is how do you stop them smelling of dog. I know you can wash the covers but in my experience the mattress or stuffing always has a slight wiff of dog about it.
This may be my hygiene problem and not one others may have .
I have bought the padded beds kept them for a season washed the covers then had to throw away the beds as they are so smelly - at Orvis prices that would bankrupt me!
I am a vet bed addict - hot wash them and they are sweet smelling for years and years.
So I have a very long (over 4ftincludingtail) lurcher who is 4ish, a curly coated retriever who is 5, and has a bionic leg! And a 1 year old chihuahua x. The two big lads weigh in around 78kg between them.
I am looking at getting them a decent bed finally, they currently have a 6.6 horse rug sewn up and stuffed with duvets, topped with blankets, fleeces and cushions. I want to get rid of this now as it is old and tatty. So my questions do I splash out on an orvis is bed for the pair of them? The thing is, historically when they have been left they have, although not for a very long time, played tug of war with thebed and pulled out all the stuffing. Would they be able to do this with a or is bed? The curly had a gun dog cushion (that he still uses overnight) and that was great, so I got a truffies bed for downstairs but neither of them usedit, ever. They like soft and squidy.
If not an or is bed, can anybody recommend another one to look into please. Sometimes they curl up together, other times independent. They have stolen the beanbag from the play room and really love this. The space that the horserug goes is where the new bed will go, and it is between the end of the sofa and an internal wall, so enclosed on three sides,they like to been enclosed.