Pressure Relief Dog Beds

Colour: Navy


The Active Recovery® range provides a pressure relief sleeping surface that is ideal for dogs and cats post-surgery, especially where the patient will be recumbent for an extended period. Although designed for use in post-operative kennels, they are equally appropriate for older, arthritic patients while in veterinary care.

The castellated structure allows the individual foam elements to move directly in response to the amount of pressure applied. This differential movement of individual foam cells ensures an even distribution of pressure and avoidance of the conditions that cause pressure sores. The dog’s body rests in a neutral position, facilitating muscle relaxation.

The Active Recovery®  range benefits from research conducted during the development of mattresses to prevent pressure sores in long stay NHS patients. Extensive testing of different foam configurations has identified a high quality pressure relief surface. Pressure mapping demonstrated that a pressure relief environment is maintained over extended periods. This structure is approved by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

BBDBCo.VET is applying this science to deliver the Active Recovery® range. No other dog bed offers a well researched pressure relief sleeping platform. The photos below compare a hospital mattress with the structure of our Active Recovery TM bed.

Active Recovery®(AR) is available in two thicknesses: 10 cm for dogs over 15 kgs and 8 cm for smaller dogs to make access easier - the AR Lite. Beds have a 5 cm deep castellated foam to deliver pressure relief on either a 3 or 5 cm high density supportive foam base. Where it is desirable to avoid the heat retention properties of memory foam, a CoolComfort option is available. This is particularly pertinent for larger and heavy coated dogs. Standard and bespoke sizes are available.

Trade sales of Active Recovery bed

The Active Recovery® Bed is available to veterinary practices, physio and hydro-therapy centres for retail sale to clients for use at home. In the domestic situation, these beds are designed to promote an improved sleep pattern in dogs with joint issues and arthritis. They are offered with hard wearing, machine washable, waterproof covers that are antibacterial, urine and stain resistant.

Trade sales are done on a drop ship basis meaning there is no need to hold stock. Point of Sale material comprises leaflets personalised to your business, fabric colour samples, posters, and foam samples. Electronic order forms can be emailed to your client and direct to BDBCo.VAT for order fulfillment. Download more details about trade sales here.

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Order preparation and shipping
Dispatched within 48 hours of order when in stock

The following items are dispatched within 48 hours of your order on a next day delivery service:

  • Dog-G8 flexible door barrier
  • Medical Protection Covers
  • DogRobes
  • Non-slip Mats
  • Dog Shoes
  • Threshold Ramps
  • Helping Hands Sling
  • Cold Compression Bandage

Dispatch of beds

All our beds are made to order. This is how we are able to offer such a large number of sizes and colours.

We aim to dispatch your bed within 14 days of order, and usually manage to do it sooner. If the colour of fabric is not available in that timeframe, we will alert you to the delay and you can opt to change the colour you have selected.

Bespoke beds will generally take four to six weeks. This is because we have to order the bespoke size of foam which can take some time to arrive.


We charge for shipping. There is no such thing as free shipping - it is either declared openly as we do, or its cost is hidden in the price you are paying for the item you are buying. The price of shipping depends on the size of the item ordered. Typically a bed shipped within mainland UK will cost £15-18. We use FedEx as they are reliable and are willing to handle our bulky products.

For small items under 2kgs we use Royal Mail next day tracked service. Unfortunately, this is not guaranteed to be a next day delivery. Orders placed before 12 noon will go out the same day.

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