Why not give your best friend the orthopedic dog bed she's earned? The Drs. Foster and Smith Double Support Galaxy Paw Twill Slumber Nest features a double-thick base made of 4.5" of cushiony, orthopedic foam - twice the amount of our traditional slumber nests. This sumptuous, nest-style bed offers extra support for your dog's weary bones and joints. Plus, 9.5"-high, 1.5"-thick sides enhance your dog's security as she sleeps.
The machine-washable Galaxy Paw twill cover features an ultra-soft plush interior/sleeping surface that cuddles your dog in softness, as well as coordinating piping that keeps the cover looking new wash after wash. The bed cover also includes an elastic hem for ease of removal when washing is needed. Please specify Chocolate, Gray, or Sage.
Keep a second bed cover on hand for accidents, for laundry day, or just when you want a different look.
How to Measure Your Pet for a Slumber Nest: First measure the area covered while your pet is lying down, then add 7". Or view our useful
breed size chart here >
How to Care for a Drs. Foster & Smith Pet Bed
Many people wonder how they can keep their pet beds clean, yet make sure that they last as long as possible. Here's how to extend the life of a pet bed while making sure it's always clean and fresh smelling.
- Spot clean whenever possible.
Covers and Liners:
For best results, wash the cover using regular washing detergent.
- Always use cold or lukewarm water.
- Turn cover inside out to protect the no-stain finish.
- Always equalize the load in your washer, especially if the cover is large: sopping wet covers can become so heavy that they may unbalance your washer.
Tumble dry on low heat, or line dry (recommended for darker colors).
"Every dog should have a bed - for warmth, comfort, and the security of having a place of his or her own."
Dogs tend to select couches, chairs, or beds as a place to rest or sleep. They prefer the comfort and warmth these items of furniture offer compared to a hard floor. Dog beds provide the same comfort benefits and they keep pets off furniture - an important consideration for many pet owners who prefer to keep their furniture free from pet hair. A bed introduced at an early age, reinforced with consistent training, will keep your pet off your furniture for his or her entire life.
Where you place your dog's bed is entirely up to you and your dog. Just remember it is his or her resting-place so it's best not to place it in a high traffic area of your home. Many pet owners place their pet's bed in their cage or crate once he or she is house trained, while others prefer a location near where they spend much of their time so their companion is always nearby. We offer a wide selection of styles and color choices that enable you to choose a bed and changeable cover that complements your decor.
While any dog will enjoy the comfort of orthopedic beds, they are especially recommended for dogs that are older, larger, have arthritis, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, calluses, or any bone or joint problem. Dogs can get "bed sores" (called decubital ulcers) too, so dogs who are recovering from an illness or surgery would also benefit from an orthopedic bed. There are various styles of orthopedic beds on the market. Look at the features before you buy. A good bed will have:
- A washable cover with a heavy-duty zipper. A layer of medical-grade orthopedic foam (looks like an egg carton).
- A firmness which keeps joints comfortable while resting.
Remember to place the bed away from drafts and colder areas, which may make your pet uncomfortable.