how DO you tell a good vet bed.
Firstly its heavier than it looks. Based on a piece 100cm X 76cm Pick it up and feel if its weight is light & well under a kilo, if it feels floppy and saggy, then its paint roller fabric. A good vet bed weighs about 1 kilo.
The pile should be over an inch thick and wooly in texture, similar to a sheepskin. If you put your hand palm down flat on it, you should feel a cushioned support and not the flat latex backing underneath. Finally if you put your fingers in it, you should be able to leave "hole prints"
The backing should feel coated, not plastic, relatively stiff, A large sheet of 1.5 mtrs X 1mtr can just about be folded into 4 but no more than that and even that is a struggle.