As much as your dog might seem to enjoy sleeping in your bed, having a bed of his own is generally considered a good idea.
From my own experience, I highly recommend you get an orthopedic dog bed.
They come in all shapes and sizes from small to extra-large and they’re very well designed to provide your dog with full body support.
Although finding the best orthopedic memory foam bed to buy for your dog may seem like an easy task, it’s actually somewhat complicated.
There are a lot of dog beds that are marketed as “orthopedic” but they’re very poorly made.
So to help you not make the same mistake I did, and get an overpriced dog bed that after a couple of weeks will be all mashed down, I’ve made this list of the top-rated, high-quality orthopedic dog beds.
The difference between egg-crate foam and memory foam
From a manufacturing point of view, there are 2 types of orthopedic dog beds: egg-crate foam dog beds and memory foam dog beds.
Egg-crate foam dog beds are less expensive than memory foam beds.
The name comes from the foam’s egg-crate shape that’s meant to provide better airflow and a cooler surface than flat orthopedic foam.
Egg-crate foam dog beds adjust to pressure right away. The downside though is that egg-crate foam beds don’t have the long lifespan that memory foam dog beds have.
With time, the bed will remain permanently compressed, which means it won’t be able to provide the support your dog needs, any more and you should consider replacing it.
Memory foam is a special kind of polyurethane that NASA invented in the 70s.
As it becomes warmer from body heat, the memory foam becomes more flexible and molds to your dog’s body shape.
Since memory foam quality is measured by its density not it’s thickness, a thinner memory foam dog bed will still provide excellent support.
Memory foam orthopedic dog beds are also very durable. If you want something that’s long-lasting, memory foam is your best bet.
The downside as far as I see it, is that memory foam dog beds [Read more…]