Toxin Free Pet Beds: Certified chemical free Dog beds and Cat bed

Toxin Free Pet Beds: Certified chemical free Dog beds and Cat bed
Chemical Free Bolster Dog Bed

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I bought a non-toxic mattress for myself and thought my dog should have a healthy bed too. To my surprise, a toxin-free pet bed can be hard to find.

Here you’ll find several dog beds NOT made in China. Choose from beds for pets with joint issues, durable dog beds for dogs who are “ruff” with their bed, and organic to vegan dog beds.

Why you should buy a Chemical free Cat Bed and Dog Bed

Pet bed health risks
Toxic Pet bed health risks

Pet beds could be filled with numerous chemicals. How? China is allowed to use chemicals that are banned in the United States. Unfortunately, 90% of pet beds are made in China and they are allowed to be shipped and sold to us with those banned chemicals inside of them.

Pet beds made in China were tested in several independent studies. One study showed that pet beds from China contained heavy metals like lead, arsenic, mercury (directly linked to cancer) and other dangerous toxins.

A separate study done by EWG stated that dogs and cats test results showed they had 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested in their system and many of their levels tested higher than found in humans! One example is the test results showed cats were 23 x’s higher in flame retardants.

Getting a chemical-free bed is safer for your pets and going chemical-free is a top tip to reduce your pet’s cancer risk.

Non-toxic Dog Bed

Non-Toxic Dog Bed with Bolster and a 3 year warranty
Bed with Removable cover and 3-year warranty

Rated “Best Orthopedic dog bed” by one website, this may be an ideal pet bed for your senior dog and cat. Also great for a dog or cat with arthritis.

You can buy this Non-Toxic Orthopedic dog bed in 2 versions

1. Rectangular dog bed with no bolster and 2. Orthopedic bolster dog bed (dog bed with back and sides, pictured here).

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*Chemical free certification definitions found here. The short version is CertiPur foam has fewer chemicals than regular polyurethane foam.

Nontoxic pet bed details:

  • Dog bed Chemical Free Certifications: Intertek Certified dye and CertiPUR certified foam
  • Dog bed inner material: CertiPUR memory foam made up of 2 layers equaling a 4-inch thickness
  • Inner liner: Waterproof liner to protect the layers
  • Outer Cover: Machine washable, removable dog bed cover. *The bolster dog bed has 2 zippers, flat dog bed has 1 zipper, both have a non-skid bottom
  • Replacement dog bed cover: replaceable dog bed covers are available for both versions!
  • Dog bed durability: canvas blend, stitching to help it hold up against scratching, digging, and nesting
  • Colors: 3 options
  • 4 Sizes: small, medium, large, and X-large. *small bed works great as a cat bed
  • Dog bed warranty: 30-day return policy and has a 3-year warranty

I am excited to learn that this dog and cat bed allows you to wash the cover by itself! Some pet beds do not have removable covers and if they do, you may be only able to pull out the bottom layer but not the bolster layer.

Buyer beware, I have seen several people buy dog beds that look like what I have recommended which is fine. However, I do wonder if some misleading terms used in pet bed descriptions are confusing well-intended buyers. Terms to watch out for such as 1) human-grade foam which may sound good but that does NOT mean it is chemical-free foam, it HAS to say Certi-Pur foam! 2) Made in the USA, this can be a trick because although the company is based in the USA or the product is designed in CA, that does NOT mean they don’t’ get their products from China. This dog bed is a prime example of these terms and is a dog bed I would NOT recommend!

Organic Cotton dog bed

Plant based dog beds
Plant based dog beds

Choose from an organic pet bed or 3 other fillings including coconut.

These pet beds come in 6 color options, all of them solid colors, and in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large.

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Pet beds are listed in order of firmness level.

  1. Their soft dog bed is made of pure virgin wool {Humanely raised sheep, wool is a natural flame retardant}.
  2. The medium pet bed is a latex and wool dog bed. Tip: I have found Latex Cat beds and latex dog beds to be a popular choice. It could be because latex is expected to last 10 years.
  3. If you’re looking for a plant-based pet bed this Organic cotton dog bed works for pets who need a medium-firm pet bed.
  4. If you lead a vegan lifestyle you can buy a vegan dog bed made with coconut which may work if you want a firm dog bed.

Pets may find different beds comfy based on their health and sleeping style. Although this only comes in a rectangular bed and not bolster or pet couch, the description may help you determine the right feel for your pet.

Also, you can find human beds and face masks that are chemical free! They make organic masks, silk face mask, or a hybrid face mask made from a combination of the two fabrics {which is supposed to be the most effective face mask next to medical face masks}.

Temperature regulating dog bed

If your dog always seems hot or you find them laying on the floor often, this may be the ideal dog bed for a dog who runs hot. Also, one layer stretches and therefore it may stand up to “digging” better.

Temperature neutral dog bed details:

    • Dog Bed Certifications: Certipur foam
    • Dog bed for a dog who is always hot: keep your pet more comfortable and off the floor with this bed
    • Dog bed filling: Pressuring relieving layer made from recycled ingredients and several layers of foam, 5 ” total thickness
    • Dog bed Cover: Antimicrobial, resistant to smells, can stand up to nesting/digging and has a washable cover
    • Sizes: 3 sizes available. (Small: works for a small dog as well as a cat bed)
    • Dog bed warranty: 100-day trial and 1-year warranty

This is not a cot dog bed. Although those may get good airflow, I can’t imagine laying against the pole frame is comfy.

Toxin free dog bed for extra large dogs

There are bid dog beds for dogs like Great Danes. You can choose from one of the rip-resistant dog beds below made from CeriPUR foam or a non-toxic crib mattress for a toxin-free extra-large dog bed.

Chew Resistant dog beds
Need a Chew Proof dog bed?
Need a Chew Proof dog bed?

Durable dog bed details

  • Dog bed Certifications: CertiPUR certified foam dog bed
  • Dog bed inner material: CertiPUR memory foam, shredded or solid, 3 layers for a total of 5-inch thickness
  • Replacement dog bed cover available
  • Shape: rectangle and bolster dog bed
  • Colors: 15 options
  • Dog bed guarantee: 120 day chew guarantee
  • Sizes: several sizes including XXL dog bed

7 ” thick XL dog bed:

  • Certifications: CertiPUR foam dog bed
  • Dog bed inner material: CertiPUR memory foam, 3 layers, 7 inches total thickness (not including headrest)
  • Replacement dog bed cover available
  • 1-year sleep trial and 10-year warranty

I hope you find a pet bed you love! Comment below to let me know which bed you picked or if you need something not listed here like a custom dog bed or cat bed, I may be able to help.

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  1. elnora


    1. Happy Trails & Wag'n Tails

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  2. Paula

    Are the donut cozy beds from China safe for dogs?

    1. Happy Trails & Wag'n Tails

      If the donut dog bed is from China, which is likely since 90% of pet beds are made in China, then it will contain chemicals.

  3. Sharon Vertucci

    Cats need different shaped beds. Mine like to cuddle. I notice the higher the back is the more they choose that to sleep in. I have 2 brothers that will relax ( oh the life they on the big flat but fluffy dog bed.
    So wondering if you might start selling cat beds specifically?

    1. Happy Trails & Wag'n Tails

      The first bed I actually found out about from a cat YouTube channel. 🙂

  4. Thomas Jameson

    It’s good to know that dog beds that aren’t made in China will have a lower risk of chemicals and causing your dog to get cancer. My wife and I love our dog, and we’d like to get him his own bed so that he stops sleeping in ours. We’ll keep this information in mind as we continue to search for the right bed,

  5. Gillian Babcock

    My brother has dogs and he wants to provide a pet bed for them. It was explained here that when looking for a bed, he should make sure that the bed has dog certifications before using. I’ll pass that along.

    1. Happy Trails & Wag'n Tails

      Yes the certifications are important. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Deena

    This is so important considering all the time a dog spends on his/her bed. Thanks for the helpful information.

    1. Melissa

      I agree…. I consider myself a good pet owner and never considered this. Mine are orthopedic foam. Is that the good kind?

      1. Happy Trails & Wag'n Tails

        Check to see if your dog bed has a tag (like a mattress tag) to see if it says Polyutherane or CertiPUR foam. If it says the later, it has the least amount of chemicals in foam that makes your dogs bed.

        1. Melissa

          It’s poly. Ugh cr*p.