Does my dog need an orthopaedic dog bed?

When selecting a dog bed for your best buddy, there are a lot of types of beds to consider. It will not take long to discover there are a lot of orthopedic dog beds on the market. 

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Are there some serious benefits for older dogs?

Absolutely! If you purchase a real memory foam dog bed that is made properly it can do a lot for your older animal. A good quality memory foam “orthopedic” bed can relieve achy joints, improve mobility and provide some much-needed comfort for a pain riddled pup. But does this mean that memory foam orthopedic dog beds are for old dogs? Absolutely not.


Visco-elastic memory foam is designed to conform to your animal’s body and fill in all the gaps. This ensures that pressure points are distributed across the surface and the body is supported all the way across. For a bed to redistribute the weight it needs to be composed of two types of foam. The top needs to be a viscoelastic (4lb memory foam) and that needs to be bonded to a base layer of HR foam. This allows the dog to sink into the proper amount and no more. If beds were just a block of memory foam, the dog would simply sink down to the floor.

Did you know according to the APPA that 9 out of 10 dogs will suffer from arthritis and joint pain? If your dog is having issues, they can really benefit from having that pressure is taken off their front and hind legs, as well as remove any pain with a dog bed for hip dysplasia. That same science of support can help younger dogs too! How? Well, read on!

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Make a difference to your dog’s comfort

So we already know if your dog is younger and not showing signs of problems, that it is most likely only a matter of time. The American Pet Product Association goes into further detail that if your dog lives to be 10 years or older, it is almost a certainty that they will have these afflictions. By putting your dog on a memory foam support bed early in life, it can really help alleviate some of the issues that might occur later.

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