Every dog owner wants their pet to have a comfortable space in the house that they can call their own. A space where they can sleep and rest away from the hustle and bustle of family life and from prying fingers where there are children in the household. A dog’s bed is a great idea and a washable dog bed is even better, but with so many to choose from where do you start? Our panel of pet experts and dog lovers have created this list of the best washable dog beds to get you started.
If you are looking for the height of luxury for your canine companion, as well as convenience for you, then the Orthopedic Dog Coach Sofa Bed by Furhaven is the dog bed you need. The base of the bed is made from an egg crate design foam core that supports your pet’s joints while they sleep and soothes pressure points. The peak and valley design of the foam provides the height of comfort and helps to improve your dog’s circulation. The bed is surrounded on three sides by supportive bolsters that are filled with high-loft polyester fiber. The fibers are created from recycled water bottles and provide support and additional comfort for your dog. The cover is fully machine washable and the sleeping surface is created from faux fur to ensure a cozy and comfortable rest.
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Attached bolster cushions on three sides offer additional support and comfort
Egg-create foam base offer orthopedic support for older dogs and those with joint problems
The polycanvas base is durable and water resistant
Easy access to the sleep area for older dogs
Cover is fully machine washable
If you are looking for a lightweight portable bed that can be used in a dog crate, then the Soft Memory Foam Bed by Brindle is ideal. The bed is filled with a 3-inch layer of orthopedic shredded memory foam fill. This ensures comfort, increases breathability and helps to eliminate pressure points. The foam is held in place by inner baffles stitched into the bed. This stops the foam from clumping or moving while your dog sleeps. The cover is made from soft microsuede that can be machine washed, and tumble dried on a low heat.
Contains a 3-inch layer of shredded orthopedic memory foam
Eliminates pressure points and supports joints during sleep
Breathable filling stops your dog from overheating
Comfortable and washable removable cover, which can be tumble dried on low
Suitable for us in dog crates
This pet bed differs from previous beds on the list in that the whole bed is washable. There is no need to fight to remove and refit covers with the MidWest Homes for Pets Deluxe Pet Bed, just place the whole bed in the washing machine. The bed’s filling is ultra-soft polyester, which does not pill up like more traditional fleece filled beds, meaning a more comfortable sleep for your furry friend. The bed has a non-skid bottom to ensure that it stays where you put it and to reduce accidents from it skidding as your dog moves onto it. The sleep surface is tufted and extra soft, giving your dog the height of comfort.
Suitable as a stand-alone bed or for use in crates
Low maintenance – the whole bed is machine washable and tumble dryer safe
Non-skid bottom means it is safe for use on all flooring, including tiles and hardwood floors
Ultra-soft polyester filling does not pill up and become uncomfortable over time
Made from premium grade materials the Suede Dog Bed by Majestic Pet Products provides your four-legged friend with the height of luxury and comfort. The surrounding bolster cushions help your dog find a comfortable position to sleep in while supporting their head, neck, and spine. The removable slipcover is made from durable microsuede, while the base is a heavy-duty waterproof 300/600 denier. The interior of the bed is made from high loft polyester fiberfill, which in turn comes from recycled materials. The slipcover is removable on the larger sizes for washing, but the whole bed is machine washable and dryer safe on a low setting.
Comfortable sleep base completely surrounded by sturdy supporting bolsters
Slipcover is removable on larger models
Whole bed is washing machine and dryer safe
Waterproof base made from 300/600 denier
High loft polyester fiberfill interior made from recycled materials
Contouring to your dog’s body in the most comfortable way possible, this dog bed features a memory foam mattress to ensure that your pooch gets a good night’s sleep. The coating is waterproof for the older dogs who occasionally have little accidents. The bottom of the bed is non-slip to ensure that it stays firmly in place in case your pooch wriggles around too much.
When you need to clean the bed, you can simply remove the cover and throw it in the washing machine. The size makes it best suited to medium and large dogs. As for drying, it is better to hang it out on the line rather than put it in the tumble dryer.
Memory foam materials help to increase comfort levels
Lined bottom to prevent sliding
Easy cleaning and maintenance
Soft and fluffy bolster
Designed for medium to large breed dogs the Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed by Dogbed4less is ideal for older dogs and others experiencing joint problems. The bed is made from a memory foam insert with no cushions or sides, meaning entry to and exit from the bed is easy. The waterproof insert protects the memory foam from spills and accidents while the durable denim cover provides a comfortable and easy to clean surface. The base of the cover is non-slip to ensure that the bed stays still while you dog gets on or off it.
External cover is washing machine and dryer safe
Memory foam insert is hypo-allergenic and resistant to dust mites, mildew, mold, and bacteria
The cover is tough and durable, as well as being comfortable
The orthopedic insert supports your dogs weight and distributes it evenly to reduce pressure sores and relieve joint pain
If you want to ensure that your pooch gets a good night’s sleep, this memory foam mattress forms to your dog’s body and relieves their pressure points. If your dog suffers from a joint condition like arthritis, it is ideal.
The walls are nice and deep, which helps your dog to feel safe and coddled. Since the materials used are premium quality, it is a bed that is designed to stand the test of time. When it comes to washing time, you just need to put it in the machine on a cold setting. You can then tumble dry it on a cold setting.
Ultra-plush surface with memory foam
Sturdy bed with secure seams
High-quality and durable
Materials are non-toxic and pet-safe
The base of the BarksBar Gray Orthopedic Bed is created from high-quality orthopedic foam that is 4-inchs thick. The grooved foam supports your dog’s joints while they sleep and improves airflow to give the best possible level of comfort. The foam does not lose shape over time and offers great support to older dogs. The ultra-soft cover has a rubber non-slip back for safety and is removable for washing. Added comfort is gained from the cotton rim cushion, which provides support for your dog’s head, neck, and back.
The base is made from human grade orthopedic memory foam
The non-slip base makes it safer for your dog to enter and exit the bed
The soft cover is machine washable on a gentle cycle
Bed can be vacuumed, and spot cleaned with ease
Ideal for dogs with joint problems
If you are looking for an affordable and high-quality pet dog bed, this is a great option. Since the design is reversible, it goes twice as long before you need to wash it. One side is knitted corduroy, which is great for the cold winter months. The other is faux suede, which is better in the heat of the summer.
You can choose between various different colors. Some have orthopaedic inserts, whereas others don’t. Since it is nicely filled, it provides a nice, comfortable base for your hound. And it is easily machine washable when you need to.
Reversible design suitable for winter and summer
Bulky filling provides comfortable sleeping spot
Entire bed can go in the washing machine
Rectangular shape with pawprint design
The OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler provides a warm and cozy space for your dog to sleep. The high cushioned walls provide an additional sense of protection, while offering space for sprawling. The front cushion is lower for easy access and acts as a head rest to support the neck during sleep. Made from quality materials including non-toxic virgin AirLOFT fibers it maintains its shape better than many other beds with similar stuffing. The tough and durable base is made from water and dirt resistant nylon that reduces the risk of mildew buildup. The whole bed is machine washable and dyer safe for convenience.
High back and side walls offer a sense of protection and comfort
The lower front cushion is the ideal height to act as a head rest
Machine washable and dryer safe, the bed is also easy to vacuum and spot clean
The base maintains its shape and comfort over extended use
Suitable as a crate bed or all by itself, this dog bed gives your furry friend a place where they can curl up and get some much-needed shuteye. It is thick enough to ensure that it gives plenty of protection to his or her joints.
Cleaning and maintenance are straightforward, meaning that you can just throw it in the washing machine. Tests have shown that this easy to wash dog bed will not lose its shape over time – even after repeated washing.
Suitable for crates or use on its own
Extremely soft and durable
The rectangular shaped Blueberry Pet Heavy Duty Pet Bed mimics the shape and comfort of your sofa, giving your dog the same level of comfort, but in their own private space. The cover is made from thick microsuede fabric, which is durable and scratch resistant. The filling is 100% micro fiber, which is eco-friendly and made from recycled material. The cover is fully removable and machine washable on a cold cycle, better still it is also dryer safe. The lowered front cushion allows for easy access to the bed while doubling as a convenient head or paw rest.
High back and sides offer a sense of protection and comfort
Lowered front cushion allows for ease of access, as well as being the ideal head or paw rest
Removable cover is machine washable on a cold cycle and is dryer safe
Contains eco-friendly recycled fibers
A simply designed dog bed with removable cover, this one has a number of positive impacts on your dog including cradling their body, regulating their temperature, and reducing the strain on their pressure points. As for the materials used, they are both high-quality and non-toxic. You can remove the cover and throw it in the washing machine when needed.
Portable orthopaedic pet bed
Construction is well-made
Three sizes available
Made to last
Last on the list of washable pet beds is this one, which provides comfort even to those pets with pain or arthritis. The mattress is 4-inches thick, which offers plenty of support to your dog’s body. It is large enough for bigger breeds. You can remove the durable cover and throw it in the washing machine whenever cleaning is required.
Cushioned, poly-fill bolster
Human-grade mattress foam
Soft, removable cover
Non-skid and non-slip bottom helps to keep it in place
There are many factors to consider when buying the perfect washable dog bed for your four-legged friend. Your dog’s size and weight play a part in the decision, as does their preferred sleeping position and the amount of space you have for the bed. In this part of the guide we explore other factors that determine the right bed for your dog and look at why you should consider a washable bed over other types of dog beds.
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A dog’s bed gets dirty, smelly, and full of loose hair over time. Combined with moisture from where your dog cleans themselves and sweat, this concoction can develop into bacterial growth over time, as well as damp and mildew. Not only does this make for an unpleasant smell and discourage your dog from sleeping in the bed, but it could make the whole house unpleasant and even make your dog ill over time.
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Washable beds reduce all these risks, making it easier to keep your house and pet smelling fresh and clean. Washable beds also reduce the risk of allergies from dust mites and help to keep flea infestations under control, particularly if you choose a bed that can be washed in its entirety and at higher temperatures.
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When choosing the best washable dog bed for your canine companion, of course, one must take their individual preferences into account. However, there are some key features look for that affect all dogs. Among the features to look for are:
When you look at a washable bed, check whether it is machine washable and at what temperature. Some beds can only be washed at low temperatures, so may not be suitable for dogs with a tendency to roll in the mud. Also, check whether it is the cover or the whole bed that can be washed. If you have an older dog that is experiencing bladder issues or a puppy still house training a fully washable bed may be an advantage.
You want your dog to be able to have their bed back as soon as possible, so a bed that can go in the dryer is a distinct advantage. Always check the temperature settings before placing the bed in the dryer.
There are a wide range of fillings available including orthopedic memory foam bases. The type of filling you choose may be dependent on the age of your dog, but you should always check that it is safety tested, allergen free, and durable. You don’t want a bed where the base moves and clumps as your dog is trying to get comfortable.
This is especially important if you are placing the bed on a tiled or wood floor. The last thing you want is for the bed to move as your dog tries to get in or out of it. They could suffer an injury or simply refuse to use it if they do not feel safe. If the base is waterproof this is an additional bonus as it reduces the risk of the bed becoming damp from spills.
As well as being comfortable, you need to ensure that the cover of the bed is durable and can withstand daily use by your dog, as well as regular cleaning. Check for strong stitching and seams, and ensure that the zip, if included, is not on the sleeping area.
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While the key to a clean dog bed is to have a washable dog bed, there are other steps you can take to help keep your dog’s bed clean.
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It is essential that you dry your dog’s bed thoroughly before they use it. Damp beds are a breeding ground for bacteria, as well as being uncomfortable for your dog to sleep on. Even if you can tumble dry the bed it is a good idea to leave it in an airy space for a short while to ensure it is fully dried before returning it to your dog.
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