Very few dog beds seem to tick all of the boxes in terms of attaining the ideal mix of practicality, durability, comfort and value for money. Choosing a suitable bed for dogs that live all or part of their time in a kennel and run can be a particular challenge.
The vast majority of beds available on the high street are simply just not man enough for the job and although most are relatively inexpensive you end up having to replace them with monotonous regularity.
Traditional solutions such as straw, wood shavings, shredded paper, tea bag offcuts etc. are great but they need changing often to prevent damp and infestations, they don’t provide any real support and the stuff goes everywhere!
Berkeley Raised Dog Beds for kennels are made up of a tough waterproof fabric suspended over a metal frame a bit like a doggy hammock which moulds to the shape of your dog allowing complete freedom of movement and the alleviation of pressure points to vulnerable hips and elbows. Crucially it suspends your dog off cold flooring, keeps him/her away from draughts at ground level and prevents the formation of callouses from lying on hard / damp surfaces.
The frame is made of zinc-plated tubular steel which is light but extremely sturdy and comes with a 5 Year Guarantee. It simply slots together with no fiddly nuts or screws and it can be assembled or taken down in seconds.
The easy-to-fit fabric cover is simplicity itself to keep clean – just spot-wipe, hose it down or put it in the washing machine on a gentle, cool cycle. Replacement covers are inexpensive and readily available. There is nothing to harbour the smells, infestations, mould, mildew or excess condensation often linked with more conventional beds.
We also offer some really useful accessories including Non-Slip Polar Fleece Pads, Non-Slip British Wool-based Vet Bedding or genuine British Sheepskin Throws for extra warmth and comfort plus Heavy Duty Rubber Feet – perfect for tiled or uneven flooring or outdoor use.
Although we make no claims that these beds are chew-proof, many dogs are discouraged from chewing by the underlying metal frame.
For commercial applications or for dogs that are particularly hard on their bed, we offer a Heavy Duty Raised Dog Bed which has an even tougher, ripstop fabric cover.
Available in 3 sizes to fit all breeds, Berkeley Raised Dog Beds represent great value for money and can be used in the home, kennel/run, garden or pack one in the car/motor home/caravan for when you’re on the road.
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