How a Memory Foam Dog Bed Can Improve Your Senior Dog's Quality of Life

One great way to improve your senior dog's life is to get them a memory foam dog bed

 

 

You've got a senior dog, and you want to do everything you can to make her life as good as it can possibly be. This is a great thing, and your senior dog is lucky to have you. One great way to improve your senior dog's life is to get her a memory foam dog bed, and here's why.

 

 

Senior Dogs Need a Memory Foam Dog Bed
  1. Memory Foam is Made to Take the Pain Away

     

    Memory foam dog beds are designed to take away pain. Memory foam is a special type of foam that is able to shape itself to the exact curves of your dog's body. Memory foam dog beds actually reacts to your dog's body heat and weight, cradling every part of her. This effectively allows the memory foam dog bed to spread her weight evenly across her body, preventing any pressure points from forming. What this means is that if your dog has a bad leg, or back, or anything, she can still sleep with relatively little pain. She can sleep on her bad leg, and that leg won't bear any more weight than any other part of her body. Memory foam dog beds are the only dog beds on the market that can prevent your dog from developing pressure points every time she sleeps on one. There are many dog beds on the market that can usually, or almost always, prevent your dog from experiencing pressure points while sleeping, but memory foam beds are the only dog beds that can assure this 100% of the time.

     

     

  2. Memory Foam Beds are Made with an Internal Liner

     

    High quality memory foam dog beds are made with an internal liner. In fact, you should never ever consider buying a memory foam dog bed that is not made with an internal liner. Memory foam cannot get wet, and all memory foam dog beds should therefore be made with a waterproof liner that is sealed around the memory foam. This liner is especially great for senior dogs.

     

     

    As dogs age their hormone production decreases. Hormones are very important in bladder regulation, and it is not uncommon, especially for female dogs, to experience incontinence as they age. The most common location for an incontinence accident is often in a dog's dog bed. Usually accidents happen when the dog is very relaxed, which is when they are asleep. Memory foam dog bed liners are designed with such accidents in mind. In fact, memory foam dog beds, while unable to be washed, are the ideal dog bed for a dog suffering from incontinence. If your dog were to have an accident in a traditional 'stuffed' dog bed, you would have to wash the entire bed, which would not only be difficult, as it would most likely not fit in your washing machine, but also that washing would probably ruin the bed. Once you wash a stuffed bed the stuffing begins to clump and flatten, reducing the amount of loft it has and increasing the likelihood that your dog will develop pressure points while using the dog bed.

     

     

    Memory foam dog beds, on the other hand, are designed with an inner liner, and an outer cover. This cover is what your dog sleeps on. In the case that your dog was to have an accident, you can simply remove the cover, toss it in the washing machine (many companies make their covers to fit into standard home washing machines) and go from there. In fact, you can buy two washable covers, so that if your senior dog does have an accident, you can wash the soiled cover and replace it with a clean cover. This way your dog does not have to wait to use her dog bed.

     

    Another great thing about memory foam dog bed liners is that some are designed to be hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, bug proof and anti-static. This is great for dogs who have respiratory issues or who have sensitive skin. If your dog's bed cannot retain dust mites, or allergens, or anything else, she can stay healthy. Check out BuddyBeds.comfor a great example of memory foam dog beds made with high quality liners.

     

  3. Memory Foam Dog Beds and Heaters

     

    Another great feature of memory foam dog beds are compatible heaters. While not all manufactures make their memory foam dog beds to be heater compatible, some do, and these are great for senior dogs. As dogs age their skin and fur begins to thin. They do not have the insulation they once did, and therefore are more prone to getting cold. Cold dogs have to spend more of their energy on staying warm, rather than staying healthy. A great way to improve the quality of your senior dog's life is to get her a dog bed with a heater. Keep in mind that while you may not be cold, you are not a 10-year-old 30- pound dog. What is warm to you may be very cold to your dog. Don't turn up the heat in your house, but turn up the heat in your dog's dog bed.

     

     

Senior Dogs Need a Memory Foam Dog Bed