The Elements of A Perfect Memory Foam Dog Bed

Before you spend a heap of money on a memory foam dog bed, make sure you know what you're getting.

 

 

Just because memory foam dog beds are the best type of bed for your dog, does not mean that all memory foam dog beds are created equally. If you are going to make the investment in a memory foam dog bed, make sure you are getting the most for your money. The following four features are four things you want to make sure are in your dog's new memory foam dog bed.

 

 

Every dog needs a memory foam dog bed

1. The Mattress (The Memory Foam)

 

 

Before we begin, I want you to picture your own bed. You have a mattress, a box spring and sheets, right? Well, let's translate that into memory foam dog bed terms. The memory foam of a dog bed is the mattress of your dog's dog bed. This is what is going to cradle your dog. This is what is going to provide her insulation from the floor and the cold. This is what your dog is going to feel when she lays down. The great thing about memory foam is that it is guaranteed to prevent your dog from developing pressure points when she sleeps. That's right, memory foam is the best dog bed for reducing chronic pain, which is why you are no doubt buying your dog a memory foam dog bed.

 

 

Well, while memory foam prevents your dog from developing pressure points, not all memory foam is the same. There is high quality and low quality memory foam, just as there are high quality and low quality dog beds. If you are going to buy your dog a memory foam dog bed, buy her a bed made of high quality foam. Memory foam is rated on a pounds scale. Any memory foam rated at 3 lbs or higher is considered high quality memory foam, while any memory foam rated lower is considered low quality memory foam. Low quality memory foam will 'lose its memory' faster than high quality memory foam. So, after repeated use, high quality memory foam will still prevent your dog from developing pressure points, while low quality memory foam will not. When shopping for a memory foam dog bed, ask the manufacturer what grade of memory foam they make their dog beds out of. If they will not tell you, or they say that their memory foam is not rated by pounds, know this: they are either making their beds from low quality memory foam, or some other foam entirely, which will not be as good as memory foam. Companies who make their beds from true high quality memory foam will advertise it so that their customers know why their dog beds cost as they do. You can take solace in the fact that while a 5lbs memory foam dog bed may be more expensive than a bed made of high density fill, you will be getting the higher quality product which will last you longer.

 

 

2. The Box Spring (Supporting Foam)

 

 

Now I want you to picture your box spring. You know what that does. It prevents you from sinking so far into your mattress that you come into contact with the floor below you. Well, your dog will sink far enough into the memory foam of her dog bed to make contact with the floor, unless, her dog bed is made with supportive backing foam. Supportive backing foam is the box spring to your dog's memory foam of the dog bed. Without supportive backing foam, your dog's memory foam dog bed cannot prevent her from eliminating pressure points, and hence is no better than any other dog bed. You need supportive backing foam in your dog's dog bed to guarantee she feel as little pain as possible.

 

 

3. The Liner (Protective Liner

 

 

Now I want you to picture the mattress you slept on at camp when you were a kid. It was most likely wrapped in plastic, right? Well, that plastic wrap is the liner to your dog's memory foam dog bed. Memory foam cannot get wet, nor can it be washed or dried. As a result, memory foam dog bed manufacturers have designed their beds with waterproof liners. These liners are factory sealed around the memory foam and supportive backing foam of your dog's dog bed. They prevent everything from odors, to liquids, to allergens from settling in your dog's bed. Such liners are imperative to the longevity of your dog's memory foam dog bed. Do not even consider buying a memory foam dog bed that does not have a liner. The dog bed would be ruined within the week.

 

 

4. The Sheets (Dog Bed Cover)

 

 

Obviously, you don't wash your mattress, you wash your sheets. Well, the same is true about memory foam dog beds. The protective liner prevents you from needing to clean the memory foam, but that liner is not very comfortable. As a result, memory foam dog beds are made with removable, washable covers which are the sheets to your dog's bed. When your dog tracks mud or snow into her dog bed, all you need to do is remove the outer cover, toss it in the wash and go from there. Buddy Beds, a memory foam dog bed manufacturer, makes their outer covers specifically to fit in a standard home washing machine, making cleaning your dog's bed no harder than cleaning your own sheets.

 

 

Every dog needs a memory foam dog bed