Most memory foam dog beds are not actually orthopedic. Many claim to be, but are made of cheap fiberfill, scrap foam, and egg crate corrugated foam that just doesn't have the same result. Truly orthopedic dog beds conform to your dog's body, evenly redistributing their weight across the surface, eliminating the painful pressure points on their joints and hips.
9 out of 10 dogs will suffer from canine arthritis. Orthopedic dog beds offer the best support for an aging dog. BuddyRest beds are vet recommended to relieve arthritic pain and improve joint mobility in older dogs. Orthopedic beds are not only for old dogs, younger dogs will benefit from improved joint health through an orthopedic bed. All dogs big or small, young or old, will benefit from the comfort and support of a truly orthopedic dog bed.
There are a few things to consider when picking the best bed for your dog. First is to consider what sleeping style they typically have: sprawled, curled, leaned, or a combination of those. If your dog generally sleeps sprawled, the best bed will be a flat bed without bolsters, so your dog can fully lay out how they want to. If your dog likes to lean or curl, then a bolstered bed would be the best option. If your dog has a tendency to chew their beds, one of the tough beds would be the best choice to resist that chewing making the bed last longer.
All of our dog beds feature size charts as well as dimensions. In addition, clicking a size chart will allow you to input your dog's breed for an estimated recommendation for what size dog bed to get. In general for flat beds, a dog under 50 pounds would be best suited for a Medium bed. A dog 50-75 pounds would be best suited for a Large bed. Dogs 75 pounds and over would need an X-Large or SuperXL bed. For our bolstered beds, we recommend getting a bed that is one size up from the size of bed you would normally purchase, as the bolsters take up extra space. For a personalized recommendation of bed choice and size, you can use our Perfect Dog Bed Selector Tool, or give our Doggy Dream Team Experts a call at 1-888-675-3994 to help you find the right bed.