It’s a standing joke in our house that there are more dog beds around than there is human furniture to sit on – six dog beds for two dogs at the last count – at least they are spoilt for choice! Given dogs spend 12-14 hours a day sleeping (it really is a dog’s life), making sure they have a comfortable and supportive bed to sleep on is essential. So when ‘Scruffs’ got in touch to see if we would like to try out a Scruffs Orthopaedic Dog Bed we said absolutely…you can never have too many dog beds right? Now that both Belinha and Moleque are ‘senior dogs’, it’s even more important that the dog beds give their joints the right support as well as a good night’s sleep so trying out one of the Scruffs orthopaedic dog beds sounded perfect.
I’d already had a good experience with Scruffs having bought Belinha one of their Thermal dog coats for winter days at doggy daycare which has been brilliant for keeping her joints warm so I was intrigued to try out their dog beds. Before we dive in to the dog bed review, I should say that Scruffs have several different styles of orthopaedic dog beds but we chose to try out the ‘Scruffs Chateau Box Bed’ in Dove Grey (which also comes in Latte), as I know my dogs prefer a bed with sides that they can snuggle into as opposed to a flat mattress style bed. The bed we tried out was the XL size bed (90 x 70 x 16 cm) and as you’ll see this gave both Belinha and Moleque who are medium-sized 20Kg dogs, room for stretching out as well as snuggling, one dog at a time.
We’ve had our Scruffs bed for a couple of months now so it’s been put to a thorough test, here’s what we thought….
7 Reasons Why It’s A Paws Up For The Scruffs Orthopaedic Dog Bed
#1 The dogs love it: The number reason why we can give a paws up for the Chateau Box Bed is that the dogs LOVE it. They will always choose the Scruffs bed over the other dog bed in the lounge, which is not so shabby as the other bed is a Casper dog bed. Dogs may not be able to speak but in this case actions definitely speak louder than words even if they could.
#2 Practical for pups (and people): From a human perspective, I have learnt that being a dog mum means practical products are worth every penny. For me, that means a dog bed HAS to have a washable cover and this one does. Both the inner and outer covers come off and can be washed on a 30-degree gentle wash. The only things that can’t be washed are the side bolsters (which can be wiped down) and inner mattress but that’s in a water-resistant cover anyway (more on that in a moment).
#3 Keeps water (and other liquids) out: Another thing that attracted me to the Chateau Box Bed was the water-resistant liner. Moleque has IBS so often regurgitates his food (lovely I know) and of course, he prefers to do this on soft furnishings i.e. one of the dog beds or if he wants to really give me a special treat, the sofa. So having a dog bed that is not only washable but water resistant was a big selling point from my perspective. The inner cushion is the water-resistant part of this bed thanks to the cover and so far it has withstood everything Moleque has thrown at it (literally). The water-resistant cover doesn’t make a noise either which is good as we’ve had beds in the past which have done so and I’ve found that the dogs are not fans of complimentary sound effects with their bed.
#4 It’s good for older dogs: The bed consists of a memory foam fill both for the main bed cushion and the side bolsters and the dogs look very comfortable and supported when lying on it. I also had a try of the bed and it felt very comfortable. The bolsters not only give somewhere for the dogs to rest their heads (and keep one eye on what’s going on) but help them feel safe in their beds (apparently that’s a fact).
#5 It won’t break the bank: On that note, the Scruffs Chateau Box Bed is great value for money at £49.99 for the medium bed or £69.99 for the extra-large bed. Of course, there are many different types of Orthopaedic dog beds on the market with different types of memory foam filling or even pocket sprung, but often you will find they are at least double the price of this one.
#6 Doggy durable: We’ve had our bed for a couple of months now and it’s endured several Moleque ‘post-dinner specials’ with the covers being washed as well as lots of muddy paws and is as good as new. One thing I will say is that when we first got the bed, the cushion didn’t seem to settle into the bed but after some wearing in that’s gone away. I would recommend shaking the cushion and turning it regularly for the first few weeks as well as taking out and repositioning the side bolsters if need be to sort this out.
#7 It looks good too: These days there so many dog bed options to choose from that if you’re like me, it’s easy to get caught up on how it looks but then you often don’t get the functionality or vice versa. We’re glad we chose the Dove Grey Chateau Box Bed as it was easy to blend into the rest of the lounge, ticking both boxes.
And that’s a wrap…Happy Snoozing Puppers!
If you’ve read our review and would like to get your paws on a Chateau Box Bed for yourself then you’re in luck, as we’ve teamed up with Scruffs to give a Chateau Box Bed in XL, RRP £69.99 away to one lucky dog!
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