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Vetbed® Original – Dog and cat bedding


(15 customer reviews)

Hard wearing, everyday dog and cat bedding with unique properties suitable for animals at all life stages. Vetbed®’s higher bulk, greater resilience, unique drainage properties and superb heat retention makes it distinct from all other dog beds on the market. Please click here to download the product leaflet. Suitable for dogs, cats and even rabbits.

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Vetbed® Original dog and cat bedding is recommended by vets and is widely used by professionals. It is the safest and most effective fabric ever developed for general and professional use, the perfect hard wearing, everyday bed for your pet.

  • Dog and cat bedding  with tremendous strength and durability whilst retaining luxurious feel
  • The higher bulk and superb heat retention distinguishes it from all other dog beds
  • Easily machine washable without deterioration time after time (please see instructions)
  • Hygienic, non-irritant, non allergenic and non-toxic
  • Keeps pets dry, warm and cosy
  • Excellent drainage properties
  • Suitable for the Home, Office, Car, Kennel, Basket and Travelling Crate
  • Made in England
  • Available in a range of cut sizes and colours
  • Also available in 4 metre and 10 metre rolls
  • Can also be used for rabbits!

Vetbed Original pile is 100% special polyester and the backing is acrylic.

Vetbed® is perfect for all life stages –

YOUNGER ANIMALS – Keeping them safe and warm, the special drainage properties ensure they stay dry and warm even in the event of an accident.

OLDER ANIMALS – Enjoy a far higher degree of comfort and mobility with the constant warmth from the heat retaining properties of the fibres.

RECUMBENT ANIMALS – Vets recommend the product to recumbent animals requiring hospitalisation or pre-post operative care.

BIRTH STAGE – Keep the mother and baby warm and dry whilst retaining body heat, and reducing the risk of hypothermia. The texture gives comfort and security and encourages mobility in the younger by aiding grip. Maia (below) gave birth to her 13 Flatcoated Retrievers on Petlife’s Vetbed, after 12 hours’ whelping.

Maia and puppies on Vetbed  Maia's 13 puppies  Maia and her 13 puppies

Vetbed’s higher bulk, greater resilience, unique drainage properties and superb heat retention makes it distinct from all other dog beds on the market.


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Washing Instructions

Testament to the quality of our complete Vetbed® range to retain efficiency without deterioration or unique quality. 95°C machine washable for occasional disinfection. Do not tumble dry. 40°C machine washable for normal use. Use non-biological detergents.

15 reviews for Vetbed® Original – Dog and cat bedding

  1. Your Dog magazine

    The original Vetbed® is probably the safest and most effective fabric ever developed for use in the veterinary profession and independent tests have proved conclusively that in spite of its luxurious feel it has tremendous strength and durability.

  2. Eton Veterinary Clinic

    The Vetbed® is the perfect bed for your pet!

  3. Sandhole Veterinary Centre

    I cannot praise Vetbed® enough.

  4. tdd

    We love our Vetbed

  5. Darby Talbott

    Darby Talbott

    Perfect for my new puppy!

  6. Tracey

    When I ordered the Vetbed, I received various emails to confirm I was happy with what I was ordering and keeping me updated. Delivery was excellent and the warehouse rang me to ensure I had got it OK and it was what I wanted.

    My Flatcoated Retriever Maia had 12 hours whelping, delivering 13 puppies. Although we were also using inco pads on top of the Vetbed, it didn’t stop all the leakage, as there was lots of moving around. Following the whelping Maia didn’t want to leave the whelping box so cleaning was difficult. However the Vetbed had done a fabulous job, drawing all the moisture away and so mum and babies were dry and warm. It did a perfect job. And a bonus is that I love the red with white polka dots, mum and puppies look great against it!

  7. Judith Thody

    I have just purchased yet another piece of Vetbed for one of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. I thought you might be interested to know that the first piece I bought was around 1993. It has been a warm, comfy bed for 3 Cavaliers, 2 Chihuahuas – during the years – and once, for three weeks it provided a warm, safe bed for a weak, orphaned lamb (a pet which subsequently went on to live for many years!)

    I could not guess how many times it has been through the washing machine – well over one hundred (and tumble dried when I needed it quickly!) all with no adverse effects. It is still in constant use.

  8. Emma McCarthy

    Thank you for producing such an AMAZING product – we’ve just got two new pups and they have been throwing everything they can at your Vetbed (quite literally!). I thought amazingly they’d gone through the night dry, because the Vetbed in their cage was totally dry. I couldn’t BELIEVE it when I lifted the Vetbed and discovered the newspaper underneath was soaking wet! I know you say that Vetbed has amazing drainage properties but that is truly SPECTACULAR!!

    This is the first time I’ve used Vetbed with pups – and if it stands up to two enormous Labrador puppies, it will withstand almost anything!!

  9. Faye Bullard


    Excellent product! We use this to line our puppy’s crate and also the bag we use to transport her. Vetbed cleans really easily and is cosy enough for her to snuggle into. She doesn’t tend to nibble it, which is also good! We found that when we cut the larger strip into smaller pieces, it would create some fluff which needed to be pulled off so that she wouldn’t eat it – a wash helps with this!

  10. John Galloway

    Bought the Vetbed for my dog Holly. I can’t recommend the Vetbed enough, soft comfortable material and easy to clean. Holly loves her Vetbed, she can’t get to bed quick enough at night and needs to be persuaded to leave her bed in the mornings.

  11. Anonymous

    I have an 8 week old standard labradoodle coming home soon he adores vet bedding, his mum and brothers and sisters all have vet bedding currently (he still is with mummy for now) and mum in whelping stages also used vet bedding. Incredible easy to wash and dry – both washing machine and tumble dryer able. When washing the vet bedding just wash it with water though no detergent. Incredibly durable and if anyone knows how messy puppy births can be after 10 pups being born the vet bedding went in the wash, tumble dried and then all clean and back out to the pups again within a couple of hours.

  12. Lynn

    My first piece of vetbed was bought in 1972 – 49 years ago and has been used for 5 labs, a retriever, a Lhasa and 2 shih Tzu’s! Next week it will be used again for a new shih tzu puppy. I cut it in half and it works better for the smaller dogs bur still bares a couple of holes from the first lab’s chewing. Still going strong and if anything washes better now. Now purchasing a pink one which wasn’t available back then.

  13. Wendy

    I have a question please.
    Is there any wool in Vetbed?

    • Sheila


      Good morning Wendy
      Thank you for your question. The only Vetbed that contains wool is our (relatively new) Vetbed Wool Blend, the pile of which is 50% polyester and 50% British Wool, with a back coating of a synthetic styrene/butadiene copolymer dispersion. The pile on Vetbed Original and Non Slip is made of 100% polyester.

  14. G Pearce

    Fabulous product and equally fabulous customer service! I cannot recommend either highly enough. I had bought a cheaper version elsewhere and it was so awful it was unusable. I would never buy anything other than this again; well worth the money and just what I hoped for

  15. Lucy

    Our vet recommended these beds for our paraplegic kitten after his accident. He loves them and won’t sleep on anything else now! They help keep him clean and dry, and are a real comfort to him. With a puppy pad underneath they are ideal for incontinent animals as the pee is wicked through to the base while the bed stays dry. They wash really well and dry very quickly – they have been invaluable to us so I’m about to order a couple more!

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