Vets Put Big Barker to the Test

Dr. Marcus Dela Cruz with black dog on a charcoal Big Barker bed
Dr. Marcus Dela Cruz, DVM

Big Barker is the only dog bed brand I’ve come across that is backed by science. All around, Big Barker is an awesome company offering a superior dog bed.

The Friendly Vet
Sacramento, CA

Dr. David Levine

“We are currently using a Big Barker for a large paralyzed Doberman - he loves it and it is easy to clean! We have used it every day but today’s use was special as it is in our ICU!”

Veterinary Care and Specialty Group
Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Hannah Capon with her dog on a khaki Big Barker bed
Dr. Hannah Capon, DVM

"I’ve used the Big Barker for many years. It’s my utter, utter favorite bed on the market. The quality is obscene. And it does exactly what it says it does."

Canine Arthritis Management
Cornwall, UK

Dr. Michele Broadhurst with Mastiff on Big Barker bed
Dr. Michele Broadhurst

"Big Barker is my preferred bed for all dogs. They excel at supporting dogs with orthopedic and neurological issues."

Broadhurst Chiropractic
Irving, TX

Dr. Jackie Thaeder with two dogs on her burgundy Big Barker bed
Dr. Jackie Thaeder, DVM

"Finally something that will help my girls as they enter their senior years! I have peace of mind knowing I have another tool to help as they inevitably start to develop arthritis."

Evolution Vet
Lakewood, CO

Dr. Danny Sack with a medium sized dog on a Barker Junior bed
Dr. Danny Sack, DVM

"It is Mongo’s absolute favorite place to sleep! This is definitely a product I would recommend to my clients who have dogs with osteoarthritis."

Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services
Syosset, NY

Dr. Julie McKinney Miller with her dog on her khaki Big Barker bed
Dr. Julie McKinney Miller, LPT

“I’ve been a physical therapist specializing in treating dogs for over 20 years and the Big Barker beds are BY FAR the BEST dog beds I have ever experienced! "

Canine Rehab Hub
Virgin Islands

Dr. Kim Bowers, DVM

“I’ve been a veterinarian for 20 years, and I’ve never found a better bed or better product than the Big Barker… I have found this bed to be amazing. Not only is my own dog happy, but I can’t get him off this bed!”

Drexel Hill, PA

Dr. Kim Mayers, DVM, MS, CCRT, CVA

“When Zeus, a 120 lb Shilo Shepherd, came to the Animal Therapy Center, he recently had surgery to repair a ruptured disc in his spine, and was suffering from bed sores on his elbow. See why Dr. Mayers immediately used a Big Barker bed as part of Zeus’ recovery process to heal his wounds and to protect his joints from further stress.”

Bethlehem, PA

More Vet Testimonials and Comments

Dr. John Waterhouse, DVM

“Big Barker dog beds have changed what we think of as a “dog bed” and also how we’re now able to care for our patients through all stages of their life—from puppy to geriatric."

Veterinary Teaching Academy
Boulder, CO

Dr. Connie Wu, DVM

"As a veterinarian, it is important that your dog is sleeping on a Big Barker bed to help improve their physical wellness and quality of life."

Whittier, CA

Dr. Valerie Morales Coll, DVM

"For large dogs, having a bed that is specifically designed to not only help your dogs sleep better, but also have a better quality of life is truly priceless. Your dog deserves the best, a Big Barker bed."

Southern Arizona Veterinary
Tucson, AZ

Dr. Matt Brunke DVM, Diplomate ACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, CCMT

“Our rehab patients love getting their massage, shockwave, and laser treatments on the Big Barker beds in our exam rooms! They get the support and comfort they need during their treatments."

Veterinary Surgical Centers
Vienna, VA

Dr. Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM

"The Big Barker bed really does help with my dog’s arthritis!"

Dr. Sure, Cancer Vet
Westchester, New York

Rachael Weinstein, Vet Tech

“Our patients love Big Barker. They relax during their treatments as if they are at home. It is great knowing Big Barker adds the physical support and comfort their joints need during visits.”

Kentlands Veterinary
Gaithersburg, MD

Dr. Kimberly Couch, DVM, CVA

“Our hospital got this bed to make acupuncture and rehabilitation appointments more comfortable for our senior patients, but it’s also a great place for staff naps.”

West Asheville Family Vet
Asheville, NC

Dr. Matt Schiffman, DVM

"As a veterinarian, I know firsthand that large and giant dogs need extra joint support, which is why I love Big Barker beds, especially for large breeds."

Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital
Monmouth County, NJ

Dr. Deb Toracca, DPT, MSPT, CCRP,CCM

"Big Barker is our favorite bed! I love using this bed in my clinic as part of my multimodal approach and recommending to clients!"

Wizard of Paws
Colchester, CT

Dr. Lisa Littlejohn, DVM

"I absolutely love the Big Barker bed because of my dog Grady. He has had joint problems his entire life, unfortunately. He was injured as a puppy and it's just been a lifelong battle for us. I can tell you that within a couple of days of him laying on this bed, he had a lot more energy. Now that he's been using it, we're regularly, he's now able to run all over the backyard. So trust me, get yourself a Big Barker bed and you won't regret it."



Dr. Alex Portanova, DVM

"As a veterinarian, I see a lot of dogs with mobility issues. This bed has really helped a lot of dogs improve their comfort and help reduce pressure sores.”

Evolution Vets
Lakewood, CO

Dr. Lauren Kuechler, DVM

“It’s just as important to prevent arthritis as it is to treat it. This Big Barker bed is just the trick! My dog loves the Big Barker bed!”

Evolution Vet
Lakewood, CO

Dr. Alison Birken, DVM

Many pet parents don’t realize that their dog’s bed has a tremendous impact on the dog’s quality of life. Thin, flimsy, flat beds cause pressure points that hurt tender joints making it hard to rest and harder to sleep soundly. Big Barker beds are specifically designed to eliminate pressure points and reduce pain, even in animals without any previously diagnosed joint issues.

Victoria Park Animal Hospital
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Shannon Leska DVM, CVA, CVFT

“The Big Barker SUV bed has been a joint saver for my 11 year old lab, Rooster. The extra support in the cushioned bed helps his hips feel more comfortable.”

Integrative Veterinary Wellness
Richardson, TX

Jackie Kelleher, CVT, CPDT-KA, CCRP

“Memphis was at work with me today and chose the Big Barker over his usual spot. Having the padding from your bed helps keep his elbows and hips protected from the hard floor!”

VCA South Shores
South Weymouth, MA

Dr. Christopher Powell, DVM

Our patients with a history of joint or back pain have reported back to us better movement and an overall happier disposition since using Big Barker dog beds.

Richmond Valley Veterinary Practice 
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Allison Canter, DVM

"The Big Barker bed provides more support than any other dog bed. This bed makes it easy for dogs to get up and down and helps them sleep comfortably."

Hilltop Animal Center
Fuquay Varina, NC

Dr. Jami Whiting, DVM, Canine Sports Massage, TCVM, LLLT

"When you get a Big Barker at the vet clinic for your treatment time, all is good in the world. Highly recommend these beds!"

Bells Ferry Animal Clinic
Acworth, GA

Dr. Tim Schwab, VMD, DACVS-SA

Big Barker beds have been very useful for postoperative patients, particularly dogs recovering from neurosurgical procedures who are often prone to developing serious bedsores.

Metropolitan Veterinary Associatives - Valley Forge, PA

Dr. John Shonis, DVM

We have found Big Barker beds to be a useful addition to our laser therapy treatments. In the office, the bed helps the dog to be more comfortable--and quiet--during treatment. At home, a Big Barker bed helps a dog, particularly one in pain, to rest better and sleep more soundly.

Fishing Creek Veterinary Clinic - Stillwater, PA

Dr. Alison Trotta, DVM, CVA, CCRT

I highly recommend Big Barker beds. They are exceptionally well made, but most importantly, my own dogs love them.

Veterinary Rehab and Aquatic Center - Sharon, CT

Russell Howe-Smith, MS, VMD

Proper support and rest has been shown to improve and restore mobility in older dogs. The Big Barker helps provide the support needed to bring back some of the quality of life that's normally taken away through aging.

PetPT: Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine - Cherry Hill, NJ

Dana A. Vamvakias, DVM, CCRT, cVMA, CAC

The pain experienced by big dogs with joint conditions is made worse by sleeping on unsupportive surfaces. The Big Barker has shown to reduce joint pain by eliminating the pressure points between the dog and the floor below, which makes for a happier and less painful life.

Vanguard Veterinary Hospital - West End, NC

Dr. Tara Purcell, DVM

Joint problems and back pain are common ailments, especially in large breed dogs. We are finding dogs using a supportive mattress like the Big Barker have been exhibiting less symptoms of pain.

Richmond Valley Veterinary Practice - Staten Island, NY

Dr. Molly McAllister, Chief Medical Officer

"This is great bed for my senior dog."

Banfield Pet Hospital
Portland, OR

Dr. Jennifer Krawchuk, DVM

I love Big Barker beds for all of my own fur babies and recommend them to my patients. My English Mastiff, Morgan, loves her bed, especially when recovering from her knee surgery. They are truly the best!”

West Islip, NY

Dr. Zonran Lio with rottweiler in veterinary office
Dr. Zonram Lio, CEO and Founder

"This bed has probably been one of the biggest game changers we’ve seen for my own pet suffering from severe knee and back issues. I 100% endorse these beds and recommend it to my patients and clients with joint issues."

Wellnergy Pets
Rowland Heights, CA

Dr. Rachel Mar with her dog in the backyard
Dr. Rachel Mar, DVM

"One of the main reasons that I support Big Barker is that their products are backed by science."

Mission Animal Hospital
Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Danielle Rastetter with her dog and cat
Dr. Danielle Rastetter, DVM, Medical Director and Owner

"The Big Barker beds are beyond comfortable. The dogs of my home are often found on them. The thickness will be a comfort to old bones for big dogs. I am so glad I tried these!"

Pets in Stitches
Miamisburg, Ohio

Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, Founder and CEO of VetGirl

“I’ll attest that as a veterinarian AND dog owner, I do recommend it.”

Twin Cities, MN

April Laslie, Rehab Tech

"My girls love the Big Barker bed! There is plenty of space for Envy and a lot of her toys."

Blue Pearl Veterinary
Louisville, KY

Dr. Amanda Sorensen, DVM

“My dog loves his Big Barker Bed and prefers it to his old beds by far! My boy has a supportive bed to rest on that will help keep him more comfortable and mobile longer.”

Pacific Veterinary Acupuncture
Seattle, WA

Dr. David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA

"The Big Barker beds are fantastic especially if you are looking for dog beds for your hospital (There is a waterproof inner lining). I’m sure your patients will thank you rather than being on the steel exam table."

Nexus Veterinary Specialists
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Megan Wiltzius, DVM

“Zeke turned 12 this year. Our adventures are shorter these days, but when he gets to go home and rest on his Big Barker bed, I know I’m doing everything I can to let him live out his retirement in comfort and style.”

Sumner Vet
Sumner, WA

Hutton Brenton, RVT

"Before we had the Big Barker beds for our dogs the only bed they would sleep on was ours! Now, at night they go straight to their Big Barker beds, sleep sound all night, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day!"

Lawrence Veterinary Hospital
Lawrence, KS

Dr. Joanne Loeffler, DVM, Fear Free Elite Certified

“Nemo had his TPLO repaired in April and was immobile for almost 8 weeks. He literally lived on his Big Barker bed and did not get one pressure sore! Seriously amazing!”

Telford Veterinary Hospital
Souderton, PA

Dr. Amy Holford, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)

“I love how easy the Big Barker bed is to remove, wash, and replace the covers and waterproof liners. There are at least 1-2 dogs on each bed at all times."

Chattanooga, TN

Geraldine Higginson, RVT, Oncology

"Our team and our patients absolutely love our Big Barker bed! We keep it in the RVT office so we can keep a close eye on recovering patients or for the special ones that need company while in hospital. It’s so comfortable that the Oncology residents relax on it in the afternoons as well!"

Mona Campbell Cancer Centre
Ontario, Canada

Jenn Gilmer, RVT

“Not only is the Big Barker BIG, it is so comfortable! All of our furry friends at the clinic venture over to it at some point! I love that it fits them, the owner and myself so that everyone is together during therapies! It has been a great addition for our fear free facility”

Michiana Animal Rehabilitation
Middlebury, IN

Dr. Catherine Newman, CVM, CCRT

"As a physical rehab facility, our patients have a variety of different orthopedic conditions. Almost every patient immediately lays on our Barker Beds once they enter the therapy room. To which their owners tell us that 'they never lay this relaxed and comfortable on their own beds at home.. Where can we get one?' "

Vet REC: Veterinary Rehabilitation & Exercise Clinic of the Carolinas
Indian Tree, NC

Dr. Amie Hesbach, PT, DPT, MS, NCPT, CCRP, CCRT, CKTP

"My dog Piper LOVES her Big Barker. She especially likes to cuddle up to the bumper on the edge, chillin’ after chasing the squirrels around the garden."

Boston, MA

Dr. Ashley Nixon, DVM, CVA, CVMRT, CVSMT, FCoAC

"I have used Big Barker for our rehab patients for years in the clinic during their treatments. At home, our cat with osteoarthritis has benefited greatly from the Junior bed."

West Chester Veterinary Medical Center
West Chester, PA

Dr. Jennifer Barnhard, DVM

"As a working dog veterinary professional, I am most impressed by the Big Barker Bed's ability to support my dogs body and promote proper spine alignment no matter what position they choose to lay in."

Veterinary Surgical Centers
Vienna, VA

Jessica Luciano, CVT

"My 11-year-old pup is much more comfortable and energetic when she gets out of bed in the mornings now, and I love how this bed gives her plenty of room to stretch out!"

ARFit Dog Therapy
Chicago, IL

Dr. Sydney Pokard, DVM

"I love the Big Barker bed and the comfort it provides to all dogs. I truly recommend it for all of my K9 patients, any age and any size."

Irvine, CA

Liz Rowley, CVT, Owner

"When your job is to make dogs feel better and be more comfortable, Big Barker is the only way to go. They are the best quality and excel in offering extra comfort to our patients getting (or waiting for) treatments."

Cherish K9 House
Klamath Falls, OR

Nikki King, CVT

"Bailey has been coming for rehab for the last few weeks for hip dysplasia. He's ready to relax on the Big Barker bed, while he receives his laser treatment. It's so nice to have a bed with research to discuss with clients."

Geary Veterinary Services
Mount Pleasant, PA

Cara Steele, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

"Meet Bailey, an adorable mixed breed dog that sees Dr. Steele in Internal Medicine. Bailey loves how comfortable the Big Barker beds are and will snooze away during her visits. Her petite size also allows plenty of room for snuggling."

Nexus Veterinary Specialists
Baltimore, MD

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Used in clinics across the country, these beds provide a comfortable and safe space for patients to relax in high-stress environments, such as the waiting room and exam room. Whether it’s for a yearly checkup, vaccinations, acupuncture, or lasering, the bed will provide superior comfort and support no matter the circumstance.

Big Barker is a proud sponsor of the North Carolina State Canine Rehab, Canine Fitness and Manual Therapy programs and the students and faculty love their beds!

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