So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a new orthopedic bed for your dog. Before you start browsing the internet for the best memory foam dog bed, or go to pet stores and become overwhelmed with color and pattern choices, remember: the main reason you’re getting a bed in the first place is to keep Fido comfortable and healthy. Instead of focusing on the superficial, pay careful attention to what really matters in the long run - the kind of memory foam in the bed.
Unfortunately, many companies claim to offer "orthopedic" dog beds made of high-quality memory foam; however, the sad truth is the vast majority are not.
Read on to learn everything you should look for when choosing the best memory foam dog bed, including the importance of real memory foam.
Memory Foam in Dog Beds
Memory foam is the only material that completely alleviates all pressure points and offers correct support. Most pet beds on the market today are made of cheap products like egg crate corrugated foam. Other beds use the same foam used in shipping and claim they help support your animal. These materials ARE NOT ORTHOPEDIC and do not relieve your dog’s pressure points or pain.
To provide 100% measurable pressure relief, a bed must be made with open cell visco elastic memory foam. If another company does not tell you what kind of memory foam they use, you better believe it is not real memory foam and will not help your animal.
The good news is BuddyRest’s world class dog beds use high quality memory foam bonded to supporting foam. High density support foam allows the dog to sink in to a certain point and no further. Beds that do not have supporting foam bonded underneath visco quality memory foam do not relieve pressure and are actually detrimental to the long term health of your dog. On all other dog beds your furry friend’s weight is supported on their joints, even while lying down.