For various reasons, your dog may need an orthopedic dog bed. Whether your beloved pooch is young or old they may be suffering from pain or mobility problems resulting from different types of joint, muscle and/or bone health conditions.
These health conditions include lower back pain, dysplasia in the hips, arthritis, joint strains and weakness, muscle weakness, low energy or endurance, and perhaps an injury.
Another factor that may cause your dog to need an orthopedic dog bed is because of her size or age.
The right orthopedic dog bed for your dog needs to provide support and relief from the aches and pains they may have. These special types of beds are made of a mattress that provides orthopedic support and comfort for your pooch.
An orthopedic dog bed will help relieve the pressure from your doggie’s limbs, joints and muscles.
Review of Top 5 Orthopedic Dog Beds
Here we list dog beds that are not only orthopedic, but durable as well. Beds that are durable are built to stand up to rough treatment and last longer than standard dog beds.
This extra-large size (40” x 35”) orthopedic dog bed has a 4” thick therapeutic luxury 100% memory foam to provide great therapeutic support for your canine. The high density mattress will contour with your dog’s body and provide great support with its superior grade.
For durability, the memory foam mattress is covered with an internal and a separate external covers. The internal cover is a waterproof cover made of Taffeta that closes with a zipper.
The external cover is made of a durable, yet soft, blue denim material. The outer cover is easy to clean and machine-washable. For added durability, the zipper for the cover is hidden to help avoid your dog from possibly chewing on it.
As a top selling orthopedic dog bed, you’ll get a bonus of an extra brown MicroSuede cover with purchase. Great as a replacement cover or temporarily when you need to wash the blue denim cover.
Available in five sizes, the interior of this orthopedic dog bed has a high standard 5” memory foam with built-in channels to protect the shape and prevent it from clumping over time. The back side of the bed is bolstered to provide support when laying against it.
The extra-soft and gorgeous exterior cover is made with micro-fiber and faux-fur. The cover comes off easily and is machine washable for easy cleaning and maintenance. Even though this dog bed is extremely soft and cozy, it is also resistant to moisture – a good thing!
Along with the five sizes that are available, you also get to choose from a selection of colors – each having cream or black fur lining and piping and either blue-gray, tan, black or dark gray micro covering.
Keep in mind, although this bed is made of durable materials, it is not chew proof and it is not covered by the K9 Ballistics chew proof warranty.
This orthopedic dog bed is made with 3 layers of 5 inch memory foam making it very comfortable for dogs that have joint or bone problems. The center of the mattress consists of a 1 inch polyurethane layer that is sandwiched in between 1 inch memory foam layers.
This 3-layer combination gives your dog both great airflow and support – while also being very comfortable.
There is also a built-in bolster that is wrapped around the outer edge of the bed for added support and comfort. It is also wrapped in faux fur making it soft and smooth. With the anti-skid material at the bottom, it stays in place.
The outer cover, made of a plush faux fur, is easily removed and machine washable. Keep in mind that this bed is best for indoor use only.
This is an orthopedic dog bed that uses 2 inches of gel infused into the 4 inch memory foam mattress and comes in 4 different sizes. The gel provides the benefit of allowing your pet to stay cool while conforming to the shape of your dog and providing great support to relieve body aches and pain.
The mattress is contained in a waterproof liner for accident protection. The outer cover, which comes in multiple colors, is a soft microfiber that is easily removed by unzipping it.
The mattress is cleaned by rinsing it off and allowing it to air dry, and the cover is machine washable. The cover is resistant to bacteria, mold and dust mites – and is available in 6 different colors.
The manufacturer provides a 3 year warranty on this orthopedic dog bed.
Designed for bigger dogs who need extra support, this high quality, orthopedic dog bed is made of 7 inch layers of foam to stop your canine from sinking into the bed. The middle layer consists of a 3 inch H45 support foam which is sandwiched between 2 inch layers of H10 comfort foam.
With this strong support, even adult humans will be comfortable lying on this bed! It also comes with a built-in headrest to support your dog’s head.
The soft outer cover is Microfiber and is easy to clean by machine washing it. The khaki color bed is available in 3 large sizes: large (48” x 30”}, extra-large (52” x 36”), and giant (60” x 48”).
Another great benefit of this bed is that the manufacturer provides a guarantee that the foam will retain 90% of its original shape for 10 years! Again, understand that this bed is built for larger breed dogs such as a Great Dane, Mastiff, or Doberman Pincher.
This bed most likely will not be comfortable for small dogs.
Another way that you can help your dog if he has orthopedic needs is to provide him with other kinds of orthopedic aids such as an orthopedic brace that will provide them support and stability. Certainly you should talk to your veterinarian about your pet’s health condition to get the recommended support.