May 15, 2017 3 min read

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Have you ever looked at your dog and thought, “Fido sure does spend a lot of time sleeping.” Well, you are right: research has shown that most dogs sleep an average of 12-14 hours a day (plus the 8 hours they sleep at night).

Dogs Sleep on average 20 hours a day

Since they spend so much time snoozing, finding the perfect bed for your four-legged pal should be a top priority. But just like shopping for a human bed, dog bed shopping can seem overwhelming with such a wide variety of styles and brands available. What is the best way to start? By figuring out if your dog needs an orthopedic dog bed.

 What is an orthopedic dog bed?

Real Orthopedic beds conform to your animal's body, evenly redistributing their weight across the surface. This eliminates the painful pressure points on their joints and hips. Also real orthopedic dog beds are made of memory foam, a proven technology that decreases pain and stiffness in your dog. Memory foam has to be of a certain quality coupled with the correct support foam for it to provide orthopedic pain relief. 

Most Orthopedic Beds really aren't

Many companies claim to sell dog beds that are orthopedic but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover they are not.  High-grade memory foam is the only material that completely alleviates all pressure points and offers correct support for your dog. Most pet beds on the market today are made of cheap fiberfill, scrap foam, and egg crate corrugated foam that doesn't have the same result.

Not just for old dogs

A lot of pet owners are under the mistaken impression that their dog doesn’t need an orthopedic bed until he or she is older and starts having joint and arthritis problems, but this line of thinking could not be further from the truth. Dogs of all ages (from puppies to seniors) need an orthopedic bed.

9 out of 10 dogs will suffer from canine arthritis 

The sad truth is 9 out of 10 dogs will suffer from canine arthritis during their lifetime, which is why providing your dog with good bed support is an excellent proactive measure to take while they’re still young. BuddyRest beds are vet recommended to relieve arthritic pain in older dogs as well as promote joint health in younger ones. Big dogs especially see great benefits with orthopedic beds as they live an average of four years less than smaller dogs due to joint problems.

If you own a dog that already suffers from joint issues, sufficient cushioning should be your number one priority in choosing a dog bed. Older and arthritic dogs need a comfortable place to sleep and a bed that supports their joints is the perfect option.  Without the support foam, a dog sinks through the memory foam to the floor creating pressure points and pain. Choose a BuddyRest bed made of memory foam and support foam that takes pain away and is engineered to withstand the test of time.

As your dog grows older, other problems besides arthritis may arise, like hip dysplasia and ACL issues. Choosing a BuddyRest bed means your dog will be able to rest and relax in his orthopedic dog bed because BuddyRest beds redistribute weight across the full surface of the bed providing a pressure-free place for your dog to sleep comfortably. BuddyRest beds are also tactile pressure mapped to ensure weight redistribution, ensuring your dog will be happy and relaxed when sleeping.


What your dog sleeps on is crucial to his health and happiness.

BuddyRest endeavored to create the best dog beds in every way using the same proven sleep science that helps humans with arthritis and joint problems. With the input of some great veterinarians, we created the most advanced, highest quality real orthopedic pet beds ever. Our orthopedic beds stay clean, never smell and most importantly are vet recommended to promote joint health. More than just a bed made to be comfortable, our beds are designed to improve animal's lives. We are the only company with a true science-based approach to delivering effective pressure-relieving orthopedic dog beds, calibrated to really work, and we make everything 100% in the USA.  

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