The American Kennel Club Orthopedic Crate Pet Bed is a flat pillow style bed designed to have a low profile and fit in most standard kennels or crates. Features include an ultra plush cover with non-skid bottom and a supportive orthopedic material core.
The core of this bed is described as supportive orthopedic material but many users found the core to be simple foam and very thin. Many dogs do enjoy this bed, but heavier dogs may flatten the bed more quickly. Dogs that like to scratch or chew could destroy it within minutes. Given that the description mentions this bed being a good fit for dogs with arthritis or recovering from surgery it seems that this is a better choice for older dogs over younger more active dogs.
- 24” x 19”
- 30” x 22”
- 36” x 23”
- 42” x 27”
This low profile bed is designed to act as a crate liner and provide more support than most crates or kennels do on their own. The cover is made of an ultra plush material with a non-skid bottom. The bed comes in several colors: navy, gray, brown, black, tan, and sage, and in standard crate measurements to ensure a snug fit. Several users found the cover to be on the thin side and it didn’t hold up well to dogs that like to dig or chew.
Use and Care Instructions
The cover is described as being machine washable but many users reported that the tag reads spot clean only. Several did wash and dry the cover and found it best to machine wash on delicate and air dry. The foam core is spot clean only. There were reports that the cover does zip off, but other covers did not have a zipper so removing the cover wasn’t an option. The cover did not hold up to multiple washings and some have since replaced the cover with another model.
The bed does come in four sizes to accommodate a variety of crate of kennel dimensions. This bed does have a low profile so it may wear more over time with daily use with a heavier dog versus smaller and lighter breeds. The low profile makes this bed a good choice for dogs with mobility issues, joint issues, arthritis, or those recovering from surgery. Overall this may be a good crate or kennel bed if the dog is generally well behaved and doesn’t chew or dig when bored.