Posted on 12th May 2016
This innovative bedding idea was originally designed for use in veterinary clinics primarily targeting pets who required extra warmth after surgical procedures or has issues with arthritis.
Since then vet bed has been made available to pet owners across the world and is now one of the most sought after bedding options for guinea pig care.
What is Vet Bed?
Vet Bed is made from high quality and double woven strength polyester. It has a high density pile that is woven into the carpet on non slip matting which creates a luxurious woolen feel. Perfect for guinea pigs or rabbits that love extra comfort.
How to Use Vet Bed with your Cage
Guinea Pigs Australia has designed and provided Vet Bed sizes to complement our Indoor C&C cages. Indoor housing protects your pet from predators, weather extremes, pests, illness is promptly detected and your pets are part of the house hold.
Our smallest vet bed size will fix a 1x1 grid space or 35x35cm. We also have vet bed to suit our Indoor cages and lofts cut to be the exact size you require.
See our Vet Bed here
What if I don’t have a C&C cage or my cage is bigger/smaller?
If you have a larger cage or smaller cage or just need a different size why not mix and match? Our smallest vet bed comes in a perfect 35x35cm square and our largest size is 70cm x 140cm. This makes it easy to purchase individual squares or a larger piece with smaller options to create the mat that you need.
How to set up vet bed
Vet Bed can be used alone or in conjunction with other bedding. We recommend placing an under layer or newspaper, towels and then vet bed to promote the correct set up in your cage. You can also use Vet Bed with a simple under layer of newspaper or puppy pads. The under layer is simply an added layer of protection. The moisture will collect in the bottom layer of the Vet Bed hence if no other under layer is used as it can withstand urine and moisture alone.
How to wash Vet Bed
Vet Bed can be machine washed in cold water. As hay can be present it is always best to remove any hay by hanging on the line and shaking the vet bed until this becomes dislodged. You can also vacuum daily with a small dust buster.
Vet Bed can also be hand washed or hosed. It is best that vet bed is allowed to air dry but do not leave out in direct sunlight as the non clip mat can degrade faster over time with this method. It can also be left to dry indoors on a clothes horse.
Vet Bed can be cleaned weekly. Unlike other bedding it does not require frequent cleaning however we recommend spot cleaning daily.
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