As a proud fur baby parent, I only want the best for my dog Loki. When doing my research, I always saw companies claiming to sell “orthopedic” dog beds, but rarely does that follow through. When I heard about Big Barker from my friend, I was hesitant to give it a try due to the price tag, but decided it would be worth it, given the one year return policy. This was the best decision that I have made as a dog parent to date. The Big Barker bed is the best bed for dogs I have ever come across and it is truly life changing for my pup.
Big Barker offers a few different types of beds including the Sleek, Headrest, and Sofa style in a range of sizes. I picked a Large (48″ x 30″ x 7″) Charcoal Gray Sofa bed. I chose the sofa edition because of the three bolsters, which provide my pup that “cuddling feeling” that they are always looking for.
As you can see, the Big Barker Bed is incredibly supportive. Where most beds sink under the weight of the dog, this bed wraps around his joints and creates a cushion of comfort! The bed is made up of three layers of foam with two soft foams sandwiching a firm layer in the middle.
I am astounded by how supportive the bed is. As soon as we unboxed it, I laid down and took a nap because it truly was that comfortable. You are not able to feel the floor whatsoever and I might go as far to say it is even better than my own mattress. Loki has been loving the bed since it arrived and it is perfect for him.
Want to know the best part? This bed can actually help to improve your dog’s health and prevent long-term joint issues. The Big Barker bed was put to the test in a clinical study by the University of Pennsylvania, and it was found that the beds result in a significant reduction in joint pain and stiffness, and significant improvements in joint function, gait, quality of life and nighttime restfulness. Big Barker beds are specially designed for large and giant sized dog breeds, who are the most susceptible to joint problems such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, hygromas, amongst other joint issues. It is unheard of that a dog bed can not only just be comfortable for your dog, but also support a healthy life!
The high-quality materials continue from the foam into the cover. Big Barker covers are incredibly soft and strong. They use micro-suede material that are typically found in high end couches. Loki has had no success in ripping even a tiny hole in this bed. Additionally, the Big Barker covers are very water resistant, easy to clean – AND they are machine washable! If your dog has issues with incontinence or you’re worried about getting water on it, I would recommend adding on the 100% water-proof liners, which give your bed that extra layer to protect the foam.
The good stuff doesn’t stop there! As I mentioned before, all Big Barker beds have a one-year return policy and a 10-year No Flatten Guarantee – meaning that they guarantee that the bed will retain at least 90% of its shape for 10 years, or they will replace your foam absolutely free. These two policies mean that there is no reason not to get your dog the best bed out there!
I could go on and on about the benefits of a Big Barker bed, but you simply have to experience it for yourself. While the price up front may be a lot (ranging from $299 to $400 dollars depending on size and type) the investment is worth it, and they offer payment plans too. As dog parents, think about how often you replace your bed – a few times a year? Not anymore! The Big Barker will be the last dog bed you ever need to buy.
Check out their website to learn more and get your dog the bed on the market!