KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — Big Barker has received the Fear Free® Preferred Product Program designation. Eric Shannon, founder of Big Barker, a majority-owned brand of Tenth Avenue Holdings, made the announcement.
“The reason we exist is to enhance big dogs’ lives with hand-crafted, American-made beds, so we are thrilled to receive this recognition from veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners,” said Shannon. “Hundreds of veterinarians in more than 25 states have endorsed and recommended Big Barker beds for their patients.”
In a clinical study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, owners reported that the Big Barker bed reduced joint pain and stiffness, improved joint function and gait, and led to improved nighttime restfulness in large dogs with arthritis. Every Big Barker bed is handcrafted with a proprietary blend of triple-layer foam that’s certified by CertiPUR-US® to meet their rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability. This deliberate scientific calibration creates a more comfortable existence for big dogs: supporting their pressure curve, preventing joints from sinking into the floor, and relieving pressure points.
Since 2016, Fear Free has provided online education aimed at relieving fear, anxiety, and stress in pets to more than 265,000 veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare employees and volunteers, and pet parents. By closely listening to the needs of the industry and those of the new generation of pet parents, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of pet care.
“The decision to give Big Barker the Fear Free Preferred Product Program designation was a no-brainer,” said Dr. Marty Becker, known as “America’s Veterinarian” and Fear Free creator. “Big Barker beds are used in clinics across the country, providing a comfortable and safe space for patients to relax in high-stress environments, such as the waiting room and exam room. Due to its size, the patient and the patient care team can be on the bed together during treatments, helping the patient to feel at ease and relaxed. Whether it’s for a yearly checkup, vaccinations, acupuncture, or lasering, the bed provides superior comfort and support no matter the circumstance.”
The primary Big Barker products that were recognized by Fear Free include the Orthopedic Headrest Edition Bed, Sleek Edition Bed, and Sofa Edition Bed, as well the Orthopedic Crate Pads and Orthopedic Backseat Barker Beds. Each bed is handmade at Big Barker’s Pennsylvania workshop; has a 10-year warranty and a one-year risk-free trial. Prices range from $119-$499 and can be upgraded to include temperature regulation and personalization; go to www.bigbarker.com for more information.
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