I would never have believed this, it's simply incredible. I called the president of Kuranda a few months back and reported this... My two 2 year old Irish Setters each have an unusual issue. One has the big lumps on his front leg elbows and the other has large areas of soreness and hair loss on the side of the hip. Neither tolerates any soft padding, as they are chewers and diggers. My back yard is a moonscape. It's totally incredible how both conditions, the elbows and the skin irritation, have disappeared after having the beds for a couple months, and the change started within a couple weeks of having them.