Best of the Best: What Makes a Great Memory Foam Dog Bed

Don’t think that all memory foam dog beds are created equally.

 

If you’ve decided to get your dog a memory foam dog bed, you’ve decided to get her the best kind of bed on the market. Don’t think though, that all memory foam dog beds are created equally. There are high quality and low quality memory foam dog beds, just as there are high quality and low quality beds. If you are going to get your dog a memory foam dog bed, get her the best memory foam dog bed. Get her a bed with the following features.

 

 

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1. High Quality Memory Foam vs. Low Quality Memory Foam

 

As I said, there are high quality and low quality dog beds, just as there are high quality and low quality cars, foods, houses, and pretty much everything. The same can be said about memory foam. There is high quality and low quality memory foam, and often, in terms of memory foam, you get what you pay for. Memory foam is designed to react to your dog’s body heat and weight. When your dog lies in a bed of memory foam, that foam will shape itself to your dog’s body, evenly distributing her weight across her body, and eliminating any and all pressure points she might feel while sleeping. Well, to put it simply, high quality memory foam will continue to react like this use after use, whereas low quality memory foam will ‘lose its memory’ so to say, and quit shaping itself to the exact curves of your dog’s body. Once memory foam ‘loses its memory’ it no longer eliminates pressure points, which is the main reason to buy a memory foam dog bed.

 

To guarantee you get the highest quality of memory foam, you want to get a dog bed that is made of five pound or higher memory foam. Memory foam is essentially rated by pounds. Five pound or higher memory foam is considered high quality memory foam. Any memory foam rated at three pounds or less is considered low quality memory foam and will wear out faster. When buying a memory foam bed, you want to find out what pound rating the memory foam has. If the manufacturer will not tell you, or does not have the pound rating listed you, can bet that the foam, if it actually is memory foam, is of a low quality. Manufacturers who make their dog beds from high quality memory foam advertise this because it is reflected in their prices. Those manufacturers who do not advertise their foam rating are doing so on purpose.

 

 

2. Supportive Backing Foam

Another key feature in a well-made memory foam dog bed is supportive backing foam. Supportive backing foam is essentially the box spring to your dog’s memory foam dog bed. A memory foam dog bed that is not made with supportive backing foam is a bed that cannot eliminate pressure points. If your dog were to sleep in a memory foam bed with no supportive backing foam, she would eventually sink so far into the memory foam that she would come into contact with the floor below her, which would cause pressure points to form, which the exact opposite of why you bought a memory foam dog bed.

 

Supportive backing foam is not often included in memory foam dog beds because it is an expensive step for the manufacturers to complete and the average consumer does not understand the importance of supportive backing foam. To boil it down, a memory foam dog bed without supportive backing foam is no better than the discount bed at the grocery store. In fact, a bed memory foam without supportive backing foam is worse than a discount bed because it will cost so much more, but do nothing more. Visit Buddy Beds Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Beds for examples of memory foam dog beds made with supportive backing foam.

 

 

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3. Liners

 

 

Liners are also incredibly important in the construction of a memory foam dog bed. Memory foam cannot get wet. If it gets wet it cannot be dried by machine, and once it air dries it is often moldy. As a result many manufacturers design their memory foam dog beds with internal liners. These liners should be factory sealed around the memory foam (and supportive backing foam) of the bed. In the most basic of circumstances, these liners should be waterproof. Ideally, these liners should not only be waterproof but breathable as well. Breathable liners ensure that the memory foam is getting the proper amount of airflow to maintain its loft. Loft is imperative in order for memory foam to continue to react to your dog’s body heat and weight. You should never even consider a memory foam bed that is not built with an internal liner. Any manufacturer that states their memory foam beds do not need a liner is not making their beds with real memory foam. As I said, memory foam cannot be washed, but the internal memory foam liners make cleaning a memory foam bed a breeze.

 

 

 

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