3 Reasons Why High Quality Memory Foam Dog Beds are Worth the Expense

It's true, memory foam dog beds, especially high quality memory foam dog beds, are expensive, but are they worth it.

 

In the case of memory foam dog beds, the old adage, you get what you pay for, is true. Consider the following.

 

 

Memory Foam Dog Beds are Worth the Expense

1. Memory Foam Dog Beds Are Expensive -- at least the good ones are

 

Memory foam is not regular foam. It is polyurethane that is designed to react to body weight and body temperature. When your dog lies on a memory foam dog bed, the memory foam shapes itself around your dog. By doing this the memory foam is eliminating any pressure points, creating an orthopedic dog bed. When your dog lies on the ground, or even a stuffed dog bed, parts of his body are pressed upon more than other points. If his elbow is in contact with the floor, but his chest is not, his elbow can be said to develop a pressure point as he sleeps. His elbow is being pushed upon more by the floor than his chest is. Memory foam dog beds cradles every part of your dog equally. His elbow and his chest will feel the same amount of pressure, which is none, when he sleeps on a memory foam dog bed. Memory foam is used in burn units in hospitals because it cradles bodies so well. As a result, memory foam is expensive.

 

Or, I should say, high quality memory foam is expensive. Just like with anything, there is high quality and low quality memory foam. Memory foam is rated according to a scale of pounds. Memory foam rated of 3lbs or higher is considered extremely high quality memory foam. Any memory foam rated lower is considered low quality memory foam. Low quality memory foam dog beds do not have as long of a 'memory' as high quality memory foam dog bed. As a result, low quality memory foam dog bed will lose its ability to react to your dog's body weight and temperature faster than high quality memory foam will. Because of the longer life span of high quality memory foam dog bed, high quality memory foam dog beds tend to be expensive.

 

 

2. You cannot wash memory foam dog beds

 

Washing a memory foam dog bed will ruin it. Unfortunately, one of the top reasons a dog owner throws their dog's bed away is because of smell. Memory foam soaks up smell and holds onto it. If a memory foam dog bed starts to smell, you have two options; get over it, or throw it away. High quality memory foam dog bed manufactures, such as Buddy Beds, know memory foam holds onto smells, and they make their memory foam dog beds to prevent them from doing this. Buddy Beds, encases the memory foam of their dog beds in a waterproof and breathable liner. This liner protects the memory foam from everything from liquid to odor to bugs. The liner also allows air to reach the dog bed's memory foam. Memory foam of the dog bed will not maintain its loft without airflow. By creating a liner that allows airflow and it protects the memory foam of the dog bed from the elements.

 

Buddy Beds is creating a product that will outlast most dog beds. However, such a liner is not cheap.

 

 

Memory Foam Dog Beds are Worth the Expense

3. A Memory foam dog bed doesn't work without supporting foam

 

Dog beds made of pure memory foam are not orthopedic dog beds. Human mattresses are designed to have a box spring beneath them. The box spring prevents the people who are sleeping on the mattresses from sinking into it so much they come into contact with the floor below. The same can be said for a memory foam dog bed. A dog sleeping on a dog bed made of only memory foam will sink into the dog bed so much that they come compress the memory foam to the floor beneath them. The dog will then develop pressure points, and the memory foam dog bed can no longer be said to be an orthopedic dog bed. To prevent this memory foam dog beds need supportive backing foam. Supporting foam is glued to the memory foam and it helps cushion the dog once he sinks into the memory foam. The supporting foam prevents the dog from compressing the memory foam to the floor below him. This is not a cheap process. Most memory foam dog bed manufacturers do not glue supporting foam to their memory foam.

 

These three points are some of the main reasons why high quality memory foam dog beds are expensive. Some memory foam dog bed manufactures make their beds from low quality memory foam. Some companies don't include supporting foam in their dog beds. Buddy Beds manufactures make their memory foam dog beds from high quality memory foam, they include a liner and supporting foam and more. Keeping these three points in mind when buying a memory foam dog bed will help you make the right choice for you, your budget, and your dog.

 

 

Memory Foam Dog Beds are Worth the Expense