Treating Canine Hip Dysplasia
What are the differences in orthopedic dog beds?
With so many different dog beds out there to choose from, picking the right bed for Fido can be a long and tedious process. Because plenty of companies claim they sell the best orthopedic dog beds on the market with no explanations or proof to back up these claims, it’s important to learn about the differences in orthopedic dog beds before you purchase a new bed for your four-legged pal.
So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a new orthopedic bed for your dog. Before you start browsing the
internet or pet stores and become overwhelmed with color and pattern choices, remember that while
having a bed that matches the furniture and décor is nice, don’t forget the main reason you’re gettinga bed in the first place: to keep Fido comfortable and healthy. Instead of focusing on the superficial, pay careful attention to what really matters in the long run: the kind of memory foam in the bed.
Unfortunately, many companies claim to offer "orthopedic" dog beds made of high-quality memory foam; however, the sad truth is the vast majority are not.
Memory foam is the only material that completely alleviates all pressure points and offers correct support. Most pet beds on the market today are made of cheap products like egg crate corrugated foam. Other beds use the same foam used in shipping and claim they help support your animal. These materials ARE NOT ORTHOPEDIC and do not relieve your dog’s pressure points or pain.
To provide 100% measurable pressure relief a bed must be made with open cell visco elastic memory foam. If another company does not tell you what kind of memory foam they use, you better believe it is not real memory foam and will not help your animal. The good news is BuddyRest’s world class dog beds use high quality memory foam (the same found in high end human mattresses) bonded to supporting foam. High density support foam allows the dog to sink in to a certain point and no further. Beds that do not have supporting foam bonded underneath visco quality memory foam do not relieve pressure and are actually detrimental to the long term health of your dog. On all other dog beds your furry friend’s weight is supported on their joints, even while lying down.BuddyRest’s memory foam dog beds use real visco elastic memory foam to conform to your animal’s body and redistribute their weight evenly across the bed. Our memory foam dog beds provide a pain free haven for dogs with canine arthritis (osteoarthritis), hip dysplasia and other joint problems. Our beds are also widely used by veterinarians for post-op surgery recovery and can be very beneficial for dogs recovering from injuries such as ACL tears. Our dog beds also remove pressure from the body
A Little History –Past and Present
“Dogs spent thousands of years in the wild sleeping on the ground, therefore, a bed for your dog to sleep on is not a necessity, right? Dogs will be perfectly happy sleeping wherever they choose to lay down.”This argument is unequivocally not true. Of course, dog beds are a necessity! Especially for young dogs that are still developing.
Have you ever looked at your dog and thought, “Fido sure does spend a lot of time sleeping.” Well, you are right: research has shown that most dogs sleep an average of 12-14 hours a day (plus the 8 hours they sleep at night).
Dogs Sleep on average 20 hours a day
Since they do spend so much time snoozing, finding the perfect bed for your four-legged pal should be a top priority. But just like shopping for a human bed, dog bed shopping can seem overwhelming with such a wide variety of styles and brands available. The best way to start? By figuring out if your dog needs an orthopedic dog bed.