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Dog Beds for the RV

By Julee Meltzer



Recent studies reveal the percentage of households owning pets in the United States is greater than 63% and growing. That means that more and more people will be RVing with dogs and cats. So, how do you keep your dog comfortable when you are traveling?

Well, the best way is to get them a great dog bed that they love. But, often, it is hard to find the time to research all of these items prior to buying them. So, I have done your homework for you. Here is a quick overview of a few of the latest dog beds, along with a photo, and some descriptions from each product's website....




1. www.kuranda.com

Fabrics

All of our fabrics and beds can be washed or hosed clean with soap, water and/or disinfectants.

Provides the most Orthopedic Comfort…

The Kuranda dog bed evenly supports your pet unlike filled beds that can clump and become uneven. Veterinarians recommend this bed as especially beneficial for pets who suffer from hip problems, arthritis or aging. Because the bed supports the dog up off the floor it is easier for elderly dogs to get up from the bed than from the floor or very low beds. It provides firm support and an elevated barrier from cold, drafty or hard floors. The hammock design provides orthopedic comfort good for healthy hips and joints for dogs of all ages and prevents ugly elbow calluses caused from lying on a hard floor. Your dog may even choose his own Kuranda bed over yours!

Easiest to Clean

Unlike cushioned beds which hold odors and germs, Kuranda beds are easily wiped clean with a sponge. The entire bed can be hosed off outside or washed in the shower using soap and water. Vacuuming and mopping under the bed is a breeze. Kuranda beds stand up for years with daily disinfecting in kennels and animal shelters.

Great for Outdoor Use

Vinyl weave fabric allows air and water to flow through making it a great bed for outdoors to keep your dog off the damp ground and away from fleas and ticks. It is also perfect to keep swimming and incontinent dogs high and dry, or to take camping!

Adjustable leg height

The Standard Bed heights are 6? for beds up to size Large and 9? for X-Large & XX-Large. We ship an additional set of 3? legs with our Crate Beds.

Great for Extra Large and Giant Breed Dogs

Guaranteed Chewproof




2. www.ock9.com

World's Best Orthopedic Pet Beds from Orange County K9.From small dog beds to BIG DOG BEDS, OCK9's Veterinarian approved and professionally recommended memory foam dog beds are the perfect solution to assist with the comfort for all pets suffering from orthopedic related issues.

These state of the art premium quality memory foam pet mattresses are the best dog beds in the world. This is why a growing number of Pet friendly hotels, doggie daycares and Veterinarians are offering our pet beds.




3. www.buddybeds.com

For Older Dogs

Orthopedic memory foam distributes weight evenly and reduces pressure on joints. Perfect for dogs with arthritis, elbow or hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease or sore muscles.

For Younger Dogs

Don't wait until your dog is old and suffering! Put them on a memory foam dog bed early to help their joints age well. Give your dog the comfort they deserve.

For Active Dogs

Jogging partners, hiking buddies, and dog sports athletes need a supportive, comfortable dog bed. Large amounts of exercise can lead to sore muscles and joint issues. Give your high energy dog a quality orthopedic dog bed.

For Dogs with Special Needs

Buddy Beds are perfect for dogs with injuries, disabilities, cancer, terminal illness, arthritis, paralysis, or other health problems. The comfortable memory foam eliminates pressure points.




4. www.sleepypod.com

The Crater Dot is a comfortable lounge for your pet. The polyester plush dot center provides an easy to clean and comfy spot to relax. The foam lounge base is polyester fabric over a moulded foam form that is contoured to provide just the right padding for your pet.

The Sleepypod Warmer Kit can be installed in the pocket in the base. You can use either size Warmer Kit, but we recommend the medium size as it will warm the entire plush area.


5. www.beyondthecrate.com

Beyond The Crate is a premier Internet source for unique dog furnishings. They specialize in delivering quality and hard to find products, combined with outstanding and prompt customer service.

Our Mission is to provide quality and elegant products while making sure you have a great shopping experience. We want our customers to know and understand they have purchased products that are a cut above the rest. We believe that our products will maximize your pets comfort.




There are literally hundreds of different types of dog beds available today. Just remember, there are two important attributes that you should keep in mind. One is the comfort of the bed. This is especially important when you have a larger dog. Secondly, you need to consider how easy the bed is to clean. Then, after that you can consider other things such as color, decor, etc. Good luck shopping!

Julee Meltzer is the co-author (along with her husband Jack) of "Woodall's Camping and RVing with Dogs" available at (Camping and RVing with Dogs)

She is also the co-author of the "RV Makeover Bible" available at http://www.desertwindspress.com