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Advise on a good dog bed????
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15 February 2011 - 12:06 pm
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Boomie is a bed digger too.  The Kuranda can take it.   My one complaint is that it's kinda squeaky when he moves around in it, but that's a small price to pay for the comfort and durability it has provided over the years.

Cindy and Boomie

Boomie's leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma on May 15, 2008.  He enjoyed over two and a half years of life after that, one day at a time.  He died on Feb. 21, 2011.

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15 February 2011 - 1:49 pm
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Just be sure Riley likes this type of bed, if you decide to go with the Kuranda. Isabelle would not use it before she ever had any physical issues. One of our local shelters uses only Kuranda beds, but a lot of the dogs opt for the floor. I don't think some of them like the elevation & the sound. My dog also likes to dig herself a spot with blankets. What I don't care for about it, especially if you live in a cold climate, is the draft from beneath it. A solid raised bed doesn't have this issue.

Three hours isn't bad. It's probably good for her to move around after that amount of time anyway, to avoid getting stiff (positioning during surgery can result in soreness unrelated to the actual procedure) , as well as other post op problems that come with immobility.

Good luck. I can't tell you how many hours of research and trial & error over the past few years that went into finding the right bed….and the one she likes the best is the crappy thin, foldable, eggcrate travel bed! It must really be comfortable though, because two of her dog friends love it also…they all pile on it together, despite the 8 other choices, as well as the furniture, they have.

Cynthia

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