Orthopedic Dog Beds: Top 5 Beds For Older Dogs 2017

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Top 5 Orthopedic Dog Beds

Orthopedic dog beds help relieve pressure on a dog’s joints by displacing their weight around the entire bed. Beds with springs cause uncomfortable pressure points that can leave your dog feeling sore after a nap and traditional pillow-style dog beds simply provide a bit of cushioning from the hard floor. Older dogs or dogs with joint issues need relief from joint pain. Dogs rarely tell you when they are in pain, but that is all the more reason to give them a little helping hand so the pain doesn’t get any worse.

I have a Rottweiler who has elbow dysplasia. He likes to lay down on dog beds and we try to make him comfortable but he usually ends up just laying on the floor. I decided to try to find some of the best dog beds for older dogs who need a little relief. Dogs love their beds, as shown by this adorable Greyhound, so a small investment now will keep your dog happy for a long time.

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PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed & Lounge

orthopedic dog bedsA more reasonable alternative to sharing the bed with your 80-pound Labrador, the PetFusion Dog Bed & Lounge can comfortably fit two (or more) of your carefree critters. The base is made of memory foam for exceptional comfort. The PetFusion Dog Bed also features a cushioned bolster around the top for your pup to rest his head.

The bed features easily removable cushioning and a machine washable cover for even the drooliest of dogs. This is one bed that I would not be opposed to sleeping in myself. As far as orthopedic dog beds go, you will be hard-pressed to find a more relaxing cushion. The four-inch memory foam will prevent your dog from aching after spending the night on the hard floor.


 Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed

For the large breed dog lovers out there, the Big Barker orthopedic dog bed is a no-brainer. Available in Large, XL and Giant XXL, there will be no need to worry if your pup will fit on this ultra-comfortable bed. Handmade in the USA, the Big Barker is built for endurance. After all, big dogs can do a number on furniture, so any bed they sleep on has to be durable. It also comes with a 10-year guarantee that the foam will hold its original shape.

Where this bed really shines when compared to similar orthopedic dog beds, is its size. The seven-inch height makes a big difference when protecting your dog’s joints. Thanks to the height and size, this bed displaces pressure to ease your dog’s aching bones. The microfiber cover is easy to remove and clean. This bed does tend to get a bit hot with a dog on it, but big dogs tend to overheat anyway. Try using a fan to keep your pup chilled in the summer.

Brindle Soft Velour Pet Bed

For the stylish dog lover, consider the Brindle memory foam orthopedic dog bed. With two inches of high-density support foam and two inches of memory foam, your dog will feel like he is on a cloud. The bed is also hypoallergenic so there is no need to worry about allergies after you spent all that money on your Labradoodle. Another great feature is the 100% waterproof cover. My Rottweiler loves to drool on things so his bed is always soaking. This seems like a great solution.

Some customers report the cloth cover to be very thin and susceptible to tearing. If your dog has long nails consider trimming them before getting this bed. Overall for a bed under $50 the reviews are mostly positive. Plus the design looks nice and neutral so it can fit in any space without being an eyesore.

BarksBar Large Gray Orthopedic Dog Bed
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Now, this definitely looks like something I would sleep on. The polyester cover looks so comfortable. It is big enough to fit large dogs and the cushion around the rim is great for supporting your dog’s head. The four-inch foam base can support more than 100 pounds. That doesn’t have to be one dog, though. Put three Daschunds in it and you’ve got wieners in a bun.

As with many other dog bed covers, the material may tear or be punctured by your dog’s nails. The cover is easy to vacuum or wash and the bottom has rubber backing to prevent it from sliding on wood and tile floors. Many users swear by this bed because of its comfortable cushioning for dogs with arthritis or dysplasia. Overall, this is one of the best orthopedic dog beds for the price.

Dogbed4less Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed

The bed I sleep on is so small that I might just replace it with one of these! Seriously, though, this bed comes in seven different sizes so there is no need to worry if your dog will fit. The Dogbed4less orthopedic bed comes with four inches memory foam, two layers of covers and they even have replacement covers in case your dog ruins their bed.

The top cover is made of durable denim so you won’t have to worry about your dog poking holes in it. The bottom layer is waterproof so drool away! Like I mentioned, it comes in multiple sizes, and even if you aren’t sure what size you need they are all in the same price-range. Check out this video review for the product here.


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