What is the Best Dog Bed?
This article is written by our in-house veterinarian, Dr Teagan Lever
Time to update your dog's bedding situation or perhaps you have brought home a new pup? Every pooch needs somewhere to lay his or her head after a big day of playing and other important doggy duties, check out our 5 top rating dog beds below for some inspiration.
Top Rated Dog Beds
|Bed||Customer Rating||Price*||Ideal for||The Details|
Rogz Lounge Pod
|5.0||$68.95 - 124.95||Small and medium breeds||Available in 3 sizes, this bed is a great everyday sleep solution. Comfortable and made to last, featuring rip stop fabric and a reversible inner pillow. The entire bed is machine washable!|
Fuzzyard Eskimo Bed
|5.0||$69.99 - 134.99||Toy, small and medium breeds||Super soft and comfortable, this round bed has luxurious plush exterior to keep your pooch warm and snuggly. May be washed on a delicate cycle in a front loader machine.|
Snooza Newport Expresso
|5.0||$89.95 - 184.95||Medium to large breeds||Perfect for larger dogs and those who like to sprawl out in their sleep. This thick and comfortable cushion bed has a stylish faux suede cover which removes for easy cleaning in the washing machine.|
Paws for Snores Memory Foam Mattress
|5.0||$71.99||Older dogs or those recovering from illness or injury||This memory foam mattress adapts to your dog's contours to take the pressure off their joints for improved comfort. It features a removable, machine washable cover.|
Kazoo Cabana Dog House
|5.0||$169.95 - 249.00||Dogs who spend a lot of time outdoors||Protect your pooch from the sun, wind and rain with this collapsible and portable kennel. The Cabana features a comfy hammock bed and has a replacable mat and cover. Great for travelling and camping.|
*Prices correct as of 14 January 2019.
Most loved features of dog beds
While there are a huge variety of beds available to suit pooches of different needs, there are a few features which crop up again and again in our most loved dog beds. When choosing a bed, consider looking for one with some (or all!) of the features listed below:
- Removable, machine washable cover
- Supportive mattress or filling
- Soft outer material
- Durable, rip stop material
Best dog beds for summer
Summertime in Australia can get pretty hot, so it's a good idea to have a summer bedding solution for your pup. A cooling bed will help your dog to regulate their body temperature during hot weather and can help to prevent heat stress. Hammock beds are another great summer bed option for dogs, their elevated design allows air to circulate around your pooch to keep them comfortable.
Machine washable in cold water, this mat is filled with springy, noodle like foam to help improve air circulation while still providing cushioning and comfort.
This cooling mat contains a special, non-toxic gel that helps to cool your dog's skin when it comes into contact with the mat, no refrigeration required.
The Petlife Outdoor Patio Bed is great for use on verandas and patios, with a raised design that allows for air flow - perfect for use in summer.
The Daydream Classic Bed features a raised sleeping platform, providing great ventilation, superior comfort and style for your outdoor dog.
Best dog beds for winter
This machine washable sleeping pad contains a thermo-reflective fibre warming core to radiate warmth generated by your pet's own body heat.
This cosy, easy to wash bed has an ultra-soft fleecy covering that your dog will love. Made from a warm material that traps your dog's body heat and reflects it back towards them.
Great for small dogs and cats, this high tech bed offers remote temperature control that assists in creating the perfect ambient temperature.
The perfect little snuggly cocoon for your cat or small dog, both the mat and body are machine washable and the hideaway construction protects your pet from cold draughts.