Best pet beds: keep your furry friends cosy and comfy

Looking for the best pet bed to suit your (and your furry friend's) style? From luxury mattresses for dogs to pretty cat beds, we've found the best pet beds around

Casper dog mattress
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Choosing the perfect dog bed does actually go beyond the question of 'will it match my interior style?'. Obviously, this is a big part of the selection process when you're looking to buy a pet bed, but along with considering colourways and funky patterns, you need to think about important factors, like the size, age and sleeping style of your four legged friend. Is your pet a sprawler or do they do they tend to burrow? Do they like the comfort of sides or something more open? Do they need any extra support? 

It's times like these that it would really help if your pet could just tell you exactly what they are after in a bed but, alas, instead you will have to turn to our round up of the best pet beds we think will suit every style, budget and pet. Cats and dogs shown not included...

You can check out all of our pet advice features over on our hub page. 

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1.Best pet bed for dogs: the Casper memory foam mattress

A memory foam mattress built around doggy habits

Specifications

Suitable for: Dogs
Material: Nylon, Polyester and Olefin Cover, Visco Elastic Memory Foam body
Size: small: 66cm x 48cm x 15cm medium: 84cm x 64cm x 15cm large: 114cm x 89cm x 18cm
Machine washable?: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Innovative design
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Removable machine washable cover 

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive 

Engineered by the same team behind the coveted Casper mattress, this doggy sized variant is a durable, pressure-relieving memory foam bed with a removable, machine-washable cover, plus it features excess material on top to mimic the sensation of pawing at loose earth so your doggy can dig before laying down. It also conveniently comes with the same 100-night guarantee and the 30 night trial as the human sized mattress. Woof woof. 

See our review of the Casper mattress (for humans).

Best pet beds: Rattan pet bed from Cox & Cox

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2. Best pet bed for interiors junkies: Cox and Cox Rattan Pet Cocoon

For the cool cats

Specifications

Suitable for: Small dogs and cats
Material: Rattan and polyester
Size: H46.5 x D40cm
Machine washable?: Yes (well the cushion is)

Reasons to buy

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Super stylist design 

Reasons to avoid

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Perhaps design more for the owner than the pet...

If you were concerned that your pet bed might disrupt your immaculate style, just look at this gorgeous offering from Cox & Cox. Suitable for cats and small dogs, this bang on trend rattan pet cocoon comes complete with a cosy machine washable cushion. Can someone make this in human size please? 

Ralph & Co Nest pet bed in light grey

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3. Best pet bed for cuddly pets: Ralph & Co Nest Dog Bed

A cosy bed for cute but needy pets

Specifications

Suitable for: Dogs and cats
Material: Polyester fabric with fibre filling
Size: Small: L68 x W51 x D20cm; Medium: L77 x W64 x D20cm; Large: L93 x W80 x D20cm
Machine washable?: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Simple and stylish 
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Plenty of colour choices

With its nest like shape, the Ralph & Co bed is perfect for those dogs and cats who like to curl up and feel some protection whilst they sleep. The cover (which comes in loads of stylish colours and patterns) is removable and machine washable, plus this pet bed comes with a reversible cushion with matching fabric on one side and fleece on the other, just to up the comfort levels. There are three sizes for you to choose from. 

Best pet beds: Hyko felt bed from made.com

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4. Best budget pet bed: Made Hyko Felt Round Pet Bed

A great budget friendly option

Specifications

Suitable for: Dogs and cats
Material: Polyester
Size: Small: H17 x W60 x D45 cm
Machine washable?: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Cheap
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Stylish design 

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most hardwearing 

Looking for a stylish pet bed on a budget? This is the one for you. Hyko’s fitted with a removable cushion cover. And it’s machine washable too, so you can always keep you pet's sleep space clean. Plus its sleek design, white faux sheepskin cushion and subtle colours will fit in pretty much any interior style.

Best pet beds: Petface Ultimate Luxury Memory Foam Pet Bed

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5. Best pet bed for old pets: Petface Ultimate Luxury Memory Foam Pet Bed

The perfect bed for older pets

Specifications

Suitable for: Dogs and cats
Material: Polyester
Size: H12 x W80 x D60cm **Machine washable?:** Yes

Reasons to buy

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Designed for ultimate comfort 
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Machine washable cover and wipeable base

Reasons to avoid

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The larger sizes are pretty pricey 

This bed has been hailed as the best pet bed for animals who are recovering from illnesses or getting on a bit. The luxury memory foam mattress moulds to the pet's body for supreme comfort and cushions joints and muscles to help relieve aches and pains. It's available in four sizes, including a very roomy extra large. 

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Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.

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