Memory Foam Dog Beds
It's hard to find anyone with a memory foam mattress or pillow that doesn't rave about how comfy and supportive they are - so doesn't your dog deserve that comfort and support too? Discover what makes memory foam dog beds the perfect choice for pooch.
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What is a memory foam dog bed?
Memory foam is high-density, low-resilience polyurethane foam that's very soft and highly energy absorbent. It reacts to the body heat and pressure exerted by the sleeper, moulding to their shape and distributing their weight across the mattress. Once that pressure is gone, it returns to its original shape. This makes it super-comfortable!
While memory foam products were very expensive when the technology was new, prices have dropped dramatically now. That's good news, because memory foam dog beds can help your dog get a better night's sleep (which means you sleep better, too!).
The benefits of a memory foam dog bed
If you have an older dog with stiff joints or a dog with arthritis, hip dysplasia, or other joint conditions, it can be heart-breaking to watch their attempts to get comfy. Memory foam dog beds provide great support and warmth, and they take the stress off your dog's pressure points.
You can also buy orthopaedic memory foam dog beds, which tend to be a little firmer, but any memory foam dog bed can help alleviate aching joints and reduce morning stiffness - and any dog will appreciate a snug and comfortable night's sleep!
Because memory foam is synthetic, it's far more resistant to dust mites, making it a great choice for dogs with allergies.
Choosing the right memory foam dog bed
There are plenty of brands to choose from, including Scruffs, PetFusion, Petface, Barkbox, Kong, Orvis and The Dog's Bed, so read reviews to see what the dog owners have to say. To help you make a shortlist, ask:
When you find a memory foam dog bed you like, check the sizing details and follow any measuring guidance they give. Fido needs room to stretch out, so measure him carefully! Product descriptions often give guidance on which breeds beds are suitable for, so if you have a larger dog, check out large memory foam dog beds to see if they're a good fit for your pooch. If they're a Great Dane or Irish Wolfhound, though, you should probably be searching for an extra-large memory foam dog bed!
Memory foam dog beds are available in various shapes, so think about how your dog likes to sleep before deciding if a square, rectangular or more rounded bed is best.
Some memory dog foam beds are waterproof, which can be a plus point if you have a puppy, an older dog or a poorly dog who tends to have accidents. A removable, machine washable cover makes life simpler, and a range of colours will help you find one that matches your décor.
Our recommendation: this memory foam dog bed bestseller
So why do we think this is the best memory foam dog bed in the UK?
This orthopaedic memory foam dog bed is a premium quality product, made from high density foam. It has a practical waterproof mattress topper, and a removable cover available in a huge range of colour combinations and fabrics. Base colours are grey, brown and black and you can choose from easy-clean fabric, plush, linen or faux fur. Replacement covers are available too, reducing the lifetime cost.
There's also a great range of sizes - not just from small to XL, but with an XXL option too. Add free delivery, a great price and fantastic reviews, and you can see why it topped our list. Reviewers love its sturdiness and how quickly they see an improvement in their dogs' stiffness and sleep patterns.
Memory foam beds for dogs: FAQs
How do I wash a memory foam dog bed?
This varies from bed to bed, so check the instructions on how to wash or clean them. Most memory foam dog beds have removable covers, and some can be popped in the washing machine.
Where can I buy a memory foam dog bed?
You can buy memory foam beds for dogs in larger physical stores like Argos or Pets at Home, or from online retailers such as Amazon, or Zooplus.