Orthopaedic and memory foam dog beds are perfect for pets recovering from illness, who are arthritic, overweight, elderly or suffering with joint or muscle pain or in fact any dog who simply wants the best sleep ever. Memory foam and orthopedic dog beds provide the ultimate in comfort and anatomical support. Whatever your dog's age, they will benefit from the comfort and support of these quality beds. No matter why you are shopping for a memory foam or orthopaedic dog bed, you can rest assured that here at D for Dog we have something to suit your dog's needs.
When you are looking to provide comfort and anatomical support to your furry friend, no matter what their age is, you can count on the team at D for Dog to help. We are confident that whether you are shopping for small or extra large memory foam dog beds, your dog will find comfort and benefit from the products we sell.
Guide to buying a memory foam dog bed
In the past, orthopaedic and memory foam dog beds were difficult to find and were marketed almost exclusively for dogs with specific issues such as arthritis, joint or hip pain. However, over the years, memory foam has become increasingly popular with more of us waking up to the comfort of memory foam (excuse the pun). Now the ultimate in comfort is available for our pets too. So let your dog sleep easy on a luxury memory foam dog bed. When you choose to buy an orthopaedic or memory foam dog bed from D for Dog, you can rest assured that we provide only quality products.
Does my dog need a memory foam bed?
A good quality memory foam bed, like those supplied by D for Dog, can ease the pain and discomfort of dogs who are suffering with stiffness, joint or muscular pain. But that doesn't mean they should only be used in medical cases. We have a number of fellow dog-lovers who have purchased a luxury dog bed to simply help their pooch get a better nights sleep. Any dog can benefit from the comfort of a bed supplied by D for Dog, especially older dogs, overweight dogs, restless sleepers or dogs who find it difficult to get comfortable. We can all feel a little seized up in the mornings and dogs are no exception. Memory foam beds can give any dog a comfortable sleep, whatever their age or physical condition. The memory foam and orthopaedic dog beds from D for Dog can help:
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Hip or skeletal issues
- Older dogs
- Overweight dogs
- Large and giant breeds
- Restless sleepers
- Dogs who simply can't get comfortable
How do memory foam dog beds work?
Memory foam differs from standard foam in that it is able to respond to the shape and weight of your dog, virtually eliminating all pressure points. Because it moulds perfectly to the body, this allows joints, muscles, the spine and the entire skeleton to rest in a more natural position. No pressure points means reduced pain, less discomfort and no more restless nights.
With our wide range of memory foam dog beds available from our online store, you can trust that no matter what type or style of dog bed you are looking for, you will find something that suits you and your dog when you shop at D for Dog.
Is the quality of the memory foam important?
Yes, the quality of the foam is very important. High density memory foam is firmer and more supportive. Look for about Visco or Density (D) of 40 to 60. If the memory foam density is not stated or can't be given to you then treat the product with caution. Cheaper foams are often a low quality and the wrong density making them too hard or too soft, which could be worse for your dog than not doing anything at all.
Is the depth of the memory foam important?
Yes, the depth is equally important. This can often be overlooked by those who are shopping for new dog beds, which is a great shame as the benefits will be negated if the foam is not thick enough. Here at D for Dog we recommend finding out what the thickness is of the actual memory foam layer on the bed you are planning to purchase. If you find a memory foam dog bed which has a standard foam base also added to the bottom of the bed, which is fine and a good idea for heavier dogs, ask how much of the thickness is actually memory foam and how much is standard foam.
As a rough guide, dependent on factors such as the quality of the foam, the weight of the dog who will be using the dog bed and the amount of orthopaedic support required, you should be looking at a memory foam density of Visco 40 to 60 and a depth of about 10cm or certainly no less than 5cm. Dogs over about 12kg may need more than 5cm. A memory foam depth of 10cm is a good general guide for most dogs but heavy or giant breeds may need more support. For these dogs the addition of a foam support base is a good idea, rather than increasing the depth of memory foam.
If you are unsure which choice would best suit your dog, be sure to contact D for Dog and speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help.
Is the dog bed cover important?
A new memory foam dog bed should be treated as an investment so it is always a good idea to check whether the bed of your choice comes with an inner liner to protect the memory foam inside. If your dog is elderly or slightly incontinent, has just had surgery or enjoys wet and muddy walks, you might want to consider a waterproof dog bed. You can either buy a waterproof dog bed or you can ensure that the inner lining of the cushion cover is waterproof. Here at D for Dog we recommend ensuring that you have a zipped out cover for the dog bed, as you cannot put the memory foam in the washing machine.
Crumb or solid foam?
Both solid foam and crumb foam have their benefits. A quality crumb filling is good at trapping pockets of air. This increases the volume without increasing the density and helps regulate temperature and eliminate uncomfortable hot spots. Crumb foam is an affordable option for a dog who has no medical issues whereas solid memory foam has more orthopaedic benefits and offers much more comfort.
Orthopaedic dog bed summary
When you are looking to buy an orthopaedic or memory foam dog bed, the team at D for Dog recommend that the dog bed fulfils the following criteria::
- Visco or Density of 40-60
- Memory foam depth of about 10cm (for the average dog)
- Solid foam rather than crumb
- Waterproof inner liner
- Removable, machine washable outer cover
D for Dog recommend
Here at D for Dog, we are big fans of the Ultima Sleeper by Gor Pets. With a good quality 40D solid 10cm memory foam mattress, durable removable outer cover and water resistant inner liner to protect the memory foam, it is great quality at an affordable price. It conforms to the shape and contours of your dog's body providing comfort and support for the best sleep ever. Woof!
Are there alternatives to memory foam?
An alternative option for orthopaedic support is a special mattress like the Berkeley Orthopaedic Dog Mattress which has an individually pocket sprung construction. Thick layers of wool felt and cotton offer orthopaedic comfort and support for your dog, ensuring even weight distribution and a comfortable and pain free sleep.
Why choose D for Dog
Hopefully you are now feeling more informed than ever. When you are looking for a new dog bed, D for Dog should be your first port of call. We have been providing quality and luxury memory foam dog beds to customers throughout the UK for many years and we have a 5* rating when it comes to pooch-based products.
Whether you know what you are looking for or need advice on what will work for your dog, you can count on our team to help you. We pride ourselves on helping your dog (and you) get a better nights sleep. So if you are shopping for an orthopaedic memory foam dog bed, be sure to browse the range in our online shop.
Happy shopping and we wish your dog many comfortable nights.