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Post by Sar H on Sat Aug 25 2018, 20:08

Our old girl Maddie is getting sore and achy.  The vet has recommended an orthopaedic bed and a ramp to get her in and out of the car/down steps etc.
Does anyone have any recommendations please? The local pet shop doesn't stock things like this anymore so can't help.
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Post by gillybrent on Sun Aug 26 2018, 08:28

I think your best bet is online. Amazon will do them, I'm sure!

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Post by Jenc on Sun Aug 26 2018, 19:47

Amazon definitely does that sort of thing


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Post by Sar H on Sun Aug 26 2018, 22:01

Thanks for the suggestions - Amazon it is!
Are there any makes to avoid, or any that are really good?
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Post by gillybrent on Mon Aug 27 2018, 10:16

Sar H wrote:Thanks for the suggestions - Amazon it is!
Are there any makes to avoid, or any that are really good?

Sorry, I've no idea! I'd look at the reviews before you buy!

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Post by Nifty staffy on Mon Aug 27 2018, 19:43

I can’t help you with the ramp (I carry Nifty into high vehicle) but for bed, you have choice.
Do you have a specific budget ?
Are you looking for the bed or just the “mattress” ?

I have the Trixie best of all breeds cushion in the bottom of her home crate
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essential-Breeds-Cushion-100-×-Taupe/dp/B01N1FXDPO/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1535394856&sr=8-15&keywords=Trixie+best+of+breed
Very easy maintenance as outer sleeve is washable (does not deform and zipper still functional after a year of use) and Nifty has very much adopted it. For extra comfort (and maintenance ease), I put a vetfleece over the top.

You need to look for the presence of memory foam, a bed that is relatively thick (10cms minimum unless you put extra layers under/on top). Then I guess it depends on your budget, size of the product (calculate for fully stretched-out).


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Post by Sar H on Tue Aug 28 2018, 14:13

Nifty, that is really helpful, thank you Smile
Maddie uses her crate a lot so a bed to fit in it would be ideal.
I shall have a look at the link and have a measure up.
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