K9 Ballistics Bolster Orthopedic Dog Bed Review
Dogs are man’s best friend for a reason. Their loyalty, love, and companionship surpass other pets and make them feel like just another member of the family.
So it is only fitting that they are treated as well as they treat you. One of the best ways to do this is by giving your dog a high-quality bed.
The K9 Ballistics Bolster Orthopedic dog bed is designed to provide your dog with comfort and support without sacrificing on durability.
It is made of CertiPUR-USA foam that is five inches thick to help support dogs at any age and provide the necessary comfort. The foam is covered in a chew and tear resistant material that will withstand even the strongest dog.
What makes the K9 Bolster special?
Every dog owner knows the difference between a long term dog bed and a bed that won’t last. Whether your dog likes to move its bed around to find the perfect spot, or you have a large dog that weighs too much for the stuffing inside, there are many beds that are not up to the task of supporting your dog’s needs.
The K9 Ballistic Bolster Orthopedic dog bed is designed to meet the needs of any dog. There is a wide range of sizes that fit any dog and there are beds for moderate to heavy chewers.
The five-inch-thick foam is not only high quality but can handle up to 350 pounds without being squished or worn out. We also offer a 120-day warranty that allows you and your dog time to test out the product to make sure you like.
How do you wash it / clean it
The K9 Ballistics bolster orthopedic dog bed has a waterproof membrane to prevent accidents from ruining the foam. It also has a removable cover over the foam that is secured with a zipper that’s well hidden and Velcro.
To wash it, all you need to do is remove the cover and toss it into the washing machine. Make sure it is on a delicate cycle in cold water and the foam can be deodorized with baking soda.
You can choose to put the entire bed in the washing machine but it will take much longer to dry the foam completely. You can put the cover in the dryer on low heat, but please don’t dry the foam, we found it best to air dry.
Where is the company located
K9 Ballistics is an American company that is located in Camarillo, California. All the materials are made in the United States and assembled to make sure everything is high quality and made to high standards.
Is it chew proof?
Dogs are capable of chewing through almost any kind of material, including Kevlar if their teeth and jaws are strong enough. Determined chewers can also slowly making their way through materials like wood, bricks and even some metals.
This means that there is almost no way, short of making a bed made of thick metal, to fully chew proof of your dog’s bed. So while it’s not entirely chew proof, it is chew resistant the K9 Ballistics bolster orthopedic dog bed is one of the most durable and chew proof beds on the market. If you’re looking for a chew proof bed, then the k9 Ballistics chew proof elevated dog bed, is the one to go for.
Their bed covers are made from ballistic fabric to be tougher than average. Ripstop ballistic materials feature a grid-like pattern that helps aid against small punctures and tears.
If your dog does manage to tear the bed within the first 120 days, you can get a replacement
Does it support senior dogs?
Orthopedic beds are designed to give the user even joint and pressure point support to prevent and relieve pain. As dogs get older they, just like us, they tend to suffer from arthritis and other joint problems.
This bed is designed to be a long-lasting and supportive orthopedic bed that not only meets the needs of the older dog but dogs of any age.
How long do you let the k9 ballistics bed sit before using?
The foam mattress comes folded and wrapped in plastic and will need to be opened up and allowed to sit before it becomes ready to use.
This can take a few minutes to half an hour and will then be ready to have the cover put over it. We found that it was a bit of a wrestle to get the cover on, but once the cover is on it is ready for your dog to use.
Can you get replacement liners?
If your liners are ripped or torn within the first 120 days of use, you can submit a warranty claim and get one free replacement. If you bought a bed without a removable cover then you will receive a whole new bed.
How does the Bolster Orthopedic compare to the Lux bed?
The K9 original Lux bed is also a great option for senior dogs because it features two layers of memory foam. The bottom layer provides your dog with support, while the top layer is made of soft foam that provides extra cushioning. But this bed is not chewed proof and can be quickly ripped by any determined dog.
Are there any other beds to consider in the range?
There are other orthopedic dog bed models from the K9 Ballistic brand.
Their Tuff Bed series features hypoallergenic materials that are also scratch and chew resistant. Similarly, K9 Ballistics also offers a Chew Proof Guarantee
The K9 Lux Bed series features LUX Faux Fur and microsuede for the ultimate softness and comfort. They’re similarly machine washable and come with a waterproof liner.
K9 Ballistics also has a Designer Bed series featuring heavy duty construction, these beds are great if your dog doesn’t need a chew proof bed and you’d like the bed to coordinate with the rest of your home.
The K9 Ballistics Microfiber beds come with mildew and mold resistant properties while their microfiber filling provides utmost luxurious comfort for your dog.
Whichever your pick, the K9 Ballistic brand does offer many designs for various dogs and needs. If you have a senior dog or a dog that requires more orthopedic support though, the K9 Ballistics Bolster Orthopedic is still the recommended one in this case.
Your dog deserves to be comfortable and adequately supported in every way possible. With the K9 Ballistics Bolster Orthopedic Dog bed, you have a 10 year no squish warranty and you can feel comfortable knowing that the bed can easily last your dog their whole lives. We really loved it