Toxin Free Pet beds: 10 Chemical free Dog beds and Cat bed

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I bought a non-toxic mattress for myself and thought my dog should have a non-toxic dog bed too. To my surprise, eco pet beds or more specificially chemical free dog beds 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. *Chemical free certification definitions found here.

Non-toxic dog bed made in the USA

Chemical Free Dog Bed with Bolster and a 3 year warranty
Chemical Free Dog Bed with Removable cover

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

2. Orthopedic bolster dog bed (dog bed with back and sides, pictured here).

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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.

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
  • 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

Buyer beware, some pet beds look like these beds and use misleading terms in their descriptions that can be confusing for well-intended buyers. Watch out for such as 1) human-grade foam which sounds 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 the USA, 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, wool, latex, and Vegan 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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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.

  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 wool and latex 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.

This company also sells 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}.

Oeko-Tex Certified dog bed Made in USA

Oeko-Tex Dog beds
Oeko-Tex Dog beds

I have recommended this company’s dog toys for many years and now I want to share their dog bed.

I have personally seen and touched this bed. It was not heavy and was enjoyed by both a senior dog and a puppy.

  • Low profile dog bed making it easier to get in and out of
  • Colors: blue, grey, and a beige color aka: Oatmeal
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and an Extra large dog bed
  • Filling: made from recycled materials that are not supposed to flatten
  • Replacement parts: they have bolsters and a dog bed cover if you need to replace part of the bed
  • Made in their own facility so they have complete control over the dog bed

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, this Certipur Certified memory foam dog bed has one layer that 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. Julie Bidney

    I just ordered the first bed on your blog. I’m looking forward to trying it and seeing how my bernedoodle likes his new bed. Thank you for your informative article. I found it doing a duck duck go search for gols certified dog bed and I want made in the USA. I wish our government would stop allowing import of dangerous beds. 90% of the market?! Misleading descriptions? How awful for innocent pets and pet parents trying to provide a comfortable bed.

    1. I’m so glad you found this helpful and thank you for telling me how you found my blog. I hope you and your dog are very happy with the bed!

  2. Emi Miller

    Thank you for posting about the toxic chemicals found in our dear pet’s beds. Yes we have to be very careful! I am writing to let you know that Microsuade is very toxic to not only our pets, rebut ourselves. In fact microparticles are released into the air and breathed into our bodies each time our dogs or cats scratch the surface or turn over on their beds. ………….

    1. I’m not sure which bed you are talking about but if I had to guess I would say you are referring to the Oeko-tex bed. However, this pet bed ONLY has microsuede on the non-skid bottom. Being as it is only on the bottom, it is not in direct contact with your pet. **I verified this with the company (being as the product page stated it was the non-skid bottom only yet an OLD blog stated otherwise). They clarified the bed cover WAS made from MIcrofiber in past years…but not any longer. For the last year, the bed cover is made from knit fabric.
      The goal of this article is to get the best pet bed with the least amount of chemicals.

  3. Pam Figurelli

    I am looking for a chemical free donut dog bed for my 20 pound furbaby. Any ideas? I have a bed but it is mostly a flat cushion and my furbaby was used to a shaggy donut bed which he misses very very much. Due to the chemical aspect, I have removed it but I know he misses it terribly. He is cold natured and likes to burrow down into it and it was very nice to lie his head on with a little incline. Thanks.

    1. NO round shaggy bed. The beds that may be of interest are the 1) bumper bed on top of this blog is my most popular bed. Save 15% when you use the discount code located on their website or 2) the bed the golden retriever is laying on in this blog has a low bumper and may have a similar feel.

  4. elnora


    1. Happy Trails & Wag'n Tails

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  5. 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.

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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,

  8. 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!

  9. 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.