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Veterinary Bedding

What is Veterinary Bedding?

Veterinary Bedding and Vet Bed are general terms used to describe veterinary bedding.

Vetbed© is a registered trade mark of Petlife International Limited only.

It is a unique bedding manufactured from two types of specially developed polyester.

The top layer is approximately 1¼” (3cm) high and initially has a soft fluffy appearance. After washing it looks slightly tufted.

The base layer is either made from double strength polyester yarn, which enables air and liquids to pass through, or from a rubber mix to help the bed from slipping. The fibres are knitted to the double layer backing at a high density for extra toughness, comfort and warmth.

Why is Veterinary Bedding so good?

Vet Bed is probably the safest and most effective fabric ever developed for use in the veterinary profession because it is hygienic, non-irritant and non-allergic. Vet Bed keeps pets warm and dry, retains body heat and reduces the risk of hypothermia. It even keeps your pet warm when used on concrete floors. Its special drainage and heat retaining qualities also make Vet Bed ideal for older dogs or those needing post operative care. They stay warm and dry despite any ‘accidents’. Independent tests have conclusively proven that in spite of its luxurious feel it has tremendous strength and durability. In normal domestic use Vet Bed will last for many years. Vetbed can be machine washed time after time.

What types of Vet Bed are available?

We only sell veterinary bedding manufactured by Petlife International (who make the original Vetbed©) and Bronte Glen. Why? Because they are both UK manufacturers who make quality vet bed that represents value for money.

Petlife International Ltd

make five main types of veterinary bedding:- Original, Gold, Contemporary, Non Slip and Eco Friendly. To help you decide which is the best Vetbed© for your pet we have summarised the main qualities of the various types of bedding in the following table. We have also listed the beds (approximately) according to price, with the cheapest first:

TypeBackingMaximum Wash TemperaturePermafresh?Colours
Non Slip Paw PrintRibbed Rubber40 degreesNoBlack Grey Blue Mink
Contemporary LivingRibbed Rubber40 degreesNoBrown Cream Charcoal Giraffe Tartan Striped
OriginalDouble Woven Polyester90 degreesNoWhite Brown Grey Mink Polka Dot Pink
Eco FriendlyDouble Woven Polyester90 degreesNoBlue Charcoal
Gold Double Woven Polyester 90 degreesYesWhite Grey Red Blue


All original Petlife Vetbed© products are shown on our site with the Petlife logo.

Please email customerservices@saucybrowndogbeds.co.uk if you cannot find the Petlife product you require listed on our site. Not all products are displayed.

Bronte Glen Limited

manufacture four types of veterinary bedding:- Traditional, Super Gold, Senior Gold7+© and Non Slip (Plain and Paw Print). Again, we have summarised the main qualities of the bedding in the following table. We have also listed the beds (approximately) according to price, with the cheapest first:

TypeBackingMaximum Wash TemperaturePermafresh?Colours
TraditionalDouble Woven Polyester90 degreesNoBlack White Brown Grey Navy Green Wheat
Non Slip PlainRibbed Rubber40 degreesNoWhite Black Pink Wheat Grey
Non Slip Paw PrintRibbed Rubber40 degreesNoPink Sky Blue Navy Blue Brown Grey Green Wheat and Black
Super GoldDouble Woven Polyester90 degreesYesWhite Grey
Senior Gold 7+© (30% wool)Ribbed Rubber40 degreesYesGrey Brown Wheat


Please email customerservices@saucybrowndogbeds.co.uk if you cannot find the Bronte Glen product you require listed on our site. Not all products are displayed.


Veterinary Bedding
What is Permafresh Fibre?

Some veterinary bedding, like Petlife's Vetbed Gold, and Bronte Glen's Senior Gold 7+ has integrated Permafresh fibres. Permafresh is a safe, non toxic integral agent that provides 100% effective control of bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi - all of which cause smells and odours.

Dead skin from your pet is prevented from decaying and this results in the common dust mite being starved to death.

Pet beds with integrated Permafresh fibres are a huge benefit to animals that are allergic to the house dust mite or suffer from general sensitivily that leads to skin allergies.