Orthopedic Dog Beds Helps Joint Pain and Aching Muscles

Orthopedic Dog Beds Provides relief and comfort for a cozy night’s rest.

Did you know that orthopedic dog beds are great for your dogs sleeping routine? Orthopedic dog beds for large dogs is a must if your dog suffers from any type of joint aches or aching muscles and you have a large dog. As your dog ages, it suffers from muscle and joint inflammation just like humans do. The orthopedic dog bed is just the remedy they need for a comfortable nights rest.

If you are like most dog owners, you probably purchased dog bed after dog bed in trying to find the best one. We want to help you out so you can choose the correct orthopedic bed for your pet. As you know orthopedic dog beds are more expensive and selecting the right one is important.

Showing you the difference between those that are truly orthopedic and those beds that are not will be helpful and save you money in the long run. The following Orthopedic Dog Bed topics will be covered below.

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Types of Orthopedic Dog Beds

KH Lectro Soft Outdoor Heated Bed

KH Lectro Soft Outdoor Heated Bed

The three types of orthopedic dog beds are:

  • Memory Foam Beds
  • Heated Beds
  • Air Filled Beds

Memory Foam Beds

Not all memory foam orthopedic beds are the same. In order for a bed to be classified as orthopedic it must have the following characteristics:

  • Memory foam is required to help eliminate pain in all pressure points.
  • A supportive layer under the memory foam is required to prevent the dog from “bottom out” sinking deeper and deeper into the memory foam and eventually hitting the floor causing pain in the pressure points and defeating the purpose of the memory foam bed.
  • The orthopedic bed must conform to the dog’s body and support the hips, shoulders, spine and all of the important joints to alleviate dogs suffering from arthritis, hip displacement and dysplasia.

Not all orthopedic beds are the same. When you view the video below, you will note a bed must have memory foam and also include some type of supportive layer to be considered truly orthopedic. Be weary of companies that sell beds consisting of only memory foam. Back to Orthopedic Beds For Large Dogs topics.

Heated Beds

Heated beds are also orthopedic because of the heat that is being distributed to the dog’s body when resting or sleeping in the bed. The heat provides a soothing feeling to his/her joints and muscles and helps them to be more comfortable especially if they suffer from arthritis. Heated beds should have a protective layer which covers the heating element so the dog will not touch it and hurt himself.

Coleman Air Filled Pet Bolster Bed

Coleman Air Filled Pet Bolster Bed

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Air Filled Beds

The air filled beds require air to be inflated into the bed. The air provides cushion and protection for the hips, shoulders, joints and muscles. These type of beds come with an air pump for inflating the bed.

Advantage of Air-Filled Beds

  • Generally last the life of the pet
  • Easily transportable because they can be deflated and taken on vacation trips
  • Available in many shapes, sizes and colors

As you can see, you have to decide on which type of orthopedic bed is best for your pet. You will need to know the sleeping style of your pet to determine the best bed to buy. Back to Orthopedic Dog Beds For Large Dogs topics.

Memory Foam Is Not Enough For An Orthopedic Dog Bed – Video

Check out the video below which explains the difference between beds that are truly orthopedic and the ones that are not.

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What Makes Orthopedic Dog Beds Comfortable

The primary factor in making an orthopedic dog bed comfortable is that it has memory foam heat or air. Memory foam is used on humans that suffer from arthritis or have muscle or joint pain. Memory foam relieves the pressure from the joints that ache and makes the person sleep more comfortably. The same is true for dogs. As they age, they will encounter arthritis, aches and pains in joints and muscles. Memory foam will help them to be more comfortable as they age. Back to Orthopedic Dog Beds For Large Dogs topics.

Memory Foam Helps Puppies

As a dog owner, you must decide on the bed for your pet. Some allow their pets to sleep on the hard cold floor. Over time this will cause the pet to suffer from aching joints and muscles. Orthopedic beds will help all dogs regardless of their age to be more comfortable during times of rest and sleeping and this is especially true for puppies. It will provide them with better overall health. Why do you think your dog likes to sleep with you in your bed? It’s because of the comfortable mattress you are sleeping on. Why not do this for your pet? You will be glad you did. Back to Orthopedic Dog Beds For Large Dogs topics.

How Can This Memory Foam Help My Dog?

If your dog should be suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia, or experience any pain in their joints and muscles, memory foam can be a real blessing for your pet. It provides them with maximum comfort and support to their body which is what you want. Your pet will sleep and rest better which is good for their health. Look for a memory foam bed that has a washable cover and waterproof mattress to help protect the memory foam. There are brands you can find which has this mentioned in their descriptions. Back to Orthopedic Dog Beds For Large Dogs topics.

Dog Sleeping Styles Determine Bed Shape Required

Knowing the four dog sleeping styles is necessary so the correct bed shape is purchased. The four types of pet sleeping styles are as follows.

  • Burrowers – These pets like digging in and going undercover when they sleep
  • Leaners – These pets prefer the support of a back bolster on their beds
  • Curlers – These pets like to be securely surrounded when sleeping in their bed
  • Sprawlers  – These pets like to stretch out in all directions when they sleep
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You will need to discover your pets sleeping style and secure the appropriate orthopedic bed for their style of sleeping. Back to Orthopedic Dog Beds For Large Dogs topics.

Bed Shapes

The shapes of orthopedic beds come in two types and they will be described below.

  • Round Cove or Cave – This type of bed is usually for smaller dogs that like protection and security when they sleep. The corresponding sleeping style is Burrowers.
  • Round with Back – This type of bed is for dogs that like to sleep with a backing for support. Bolster beds meet this condition even for large dogs. The corresponding sleeping style is Leaners.
  • Round and Deep – This type of bed is for dogs that like to cuddle down into the bed when they sleep. The corresponding sleeping style is Curlers.
  • Rectangular – This type of bed are for dogs that like to spread out (stretch) when they rest or sleep. The corresponding sleeping style is Sprawlers.

Knowing how your pet sleeps will determine which of the above shapes will be best for him/her. Back to Orthopedic Dog Beds For Large Dogs topics.

Purchase Links for Orthopedic Dog Beds

The purchase links will be in the following categories: Heated, Air Filled, and Memory Foam. Click on the image and you will be taken to the ordering page for that item.

A. Purchase Links For Heated Beds


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B. Purchase Links For Air Filled Beds

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C. Purchase Links For Memory Foam Beds

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