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Best Orthopedic Beds for Your Dog

Andrew Richards Nov 25, 2019
Dogs make excellent companions and choosing to share your life with a doggie-friend is a hugely rewarding experience.

What Is an Orthopedic Dog Bed?

Orthopedic beds for dogs are thicker and longer-lasting than ordinary dog’s beds. They are made of high quality, durable materials, such as memory foam or luxurious, heavy-duty fillings. Unlike traditional best dog bed, orthopedic beds offer extra support and will not sag or droop after use and, therefore will continue to provide extra support for your dog.

How does an orthopedic dog bed help your dog?

Whether convalescing or resting, your dog will spend a lot of time on their bed and a good, quality orthopedic bed will give them safe and comfortable sleeping quarters.
Orthopedic best dog beds are beneficial for dogs of all ages for many reasons, including:
  • Gentle on joints
  • Extremely comfortable and will remain so for a long time because the materials are long-lasting and will not sag or allow the fibers to clump together like ordinary dog beds
  • Thick, quality and hard-wearing materials ensure they support your dog’s weight, regardless of breed, size and weight. Help to ease the pain of arthritis or other joint problems
  • May help to prevent joint problems developing when used throughout a dog’s life, especially with large breeds or those with a predisposition to problems.

What should you look for in an orthopedic dog bed?

Obviously, the size of your dog’s orthpedic bed and the quality of materials used will be very important when trying to decide which bed will suit the needs of both you and your dog.

However, there are several other points you need to consider, including:

  • Do you want a bed which is waterproof?
  • How big is your dog and will he/she be able to stretch and rest comfortably?
  • Do you have a preference for color? 
  • Would you prefer an elevated or raised bed, or would a bed lower to the ground be easier for your dog to climb on and off?
  • Will you want to wash your dog’s bed?

What types of orthopedic dog beds are available?

  • Waterproof dog beds, which also cater for dogs with urinary problems.
  • Various sizes, so you can choose a bed, according to the size of your dog.
  • Washable, so you can wash either the cover or the whole bed. 
  • Heated, for additional comfort.
  • Beds which have spare or replacement covers available.
  • Elevated, either to raise your dog off the floor, or to make it easier for your dog to get on and off their bed.