Orthopedic Dog Beds - 2 Important "Must Have" Tips

2 Important "Must Have" Things to Look for When Purchasing



Your trusted friend and companion for many years is starting to show signs of aging. But on the other hand, so are you. One of the first things you might do is to go and get a good dog bed so sleep is comfortable. Well, doesn't your best friend deserve the same? An orthopedic dog bed is a wonderful investment in the life of your dog. It will make his later years much more comfortable and improve his quality of life dramatically.



Orthopedic As dogs and humans age their bodies change, and muscular elasticity is diminished. Dogs can develop arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other joint related problems and as a result, sleep can become more and more difficult and painful. One of the best things you can do for your pet is to purchase a high quality orthopedic dog bed. The best beds on the market are made from high-density memory foam. This gives the best support as the memory foam contours to the shape of your pet, supporting all those achy joints. This will allow your pet to get the best nights sleep possible as he or she dreams of chasing balls and squirrels.



There are a few things you should look for when purchasing an orthopedic dog bed:



  1. The Memory Foam: The memory foam is by far the most important part of the orthopedic dog bed. It is the supporting structure on which the dog lays. If the dog bed looks fantastic, but offers no support, it is not much use. The reason you bought the dog bed is to alleviate the aches and pains for your dog. It is crucial that the dog bed be made of high-density memory foam. Memory foam density is measured in pounds and the highest density available is 5 lb. Unfortunately, very few manufacturers are using the 5 lb. foam for dog beds. Buddy Beds is the only manufacturer that offers a 5 lb memory foam dog bed.


  3. Non-Toxic: It is very important that your pet's bed exude no harmful gases or contain any chemicals which may harm your pet. Be sure to look for beds that are "certified" as non-toxic. Quite a few manufactures are using sub-standard foam that could potentially harm your pet.


The bottom line about any orthopedic dog bed is how well it supports your companion's body and joints. The memory foam pet beds from Buddy Beds are especially excellent for large breed dogs and can benefit them from an early age. It's not necessary to wait until they are in the later stages of life to get a great bed for them. Larger breeds tend to have hip issues and an orthopedic bed can relieve some of those issues and help to prevent them. One word of caution when buying a dog bed, make sure it's the largest you can get because they are so comfortable, your best friend just might want to share it with you! Our beloved dog gives us his best, we should return that love and care any way we can.