7 Best Orthopedic Beds for Dogs
A good night’s sleep can do wonders for your dog. From reviving her activity level to improving her mood, a high-quality and comfortable bed is worth its weight in dog biscuits. If your dog seems to be slowing down or has arthritic ailments, an orthopedic bed is just what the vet ordered. Orthopedic beds provide your dog with additional joint support and are designed for easy access, so your dog will rest soundly and wake up feeling better.
- Best Pick: PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed
What makes this bed paws-and-tails better than the rest? It has all the elements you will want in a quality orthopedic dog bed that will last and last. It features a high-quality memory foam base with a sturdy bolster that will evenly support your dog’s weight. This bed also features a durable and removable cover with a waterproof liner made from cotton twill and polyester. With a non-skid bottom and a lowered front, your dog won’t experience additional joint strain from it slipping away or having to high-step over a lip. This great bed comes in a variety of sizes, in brown, stone, or gray, and can be further customized with accessories like a comfy PetFusion blanket or stand.
Best for: The bed is perfect for senior dogs, dogs with arthritis or joint pain of all breeds and sizes.
- Budget Pick: BarkBox Memory Foam Platform Dog Bed
Your dog will rest comfortably with the BarkBox Memory Foam Dog Bed with its 3-inches of high-density gel foam. This dog bed’s gel-infused foam helps to regulate your dog’s body temperature adding additional comfortably. It also will snuggly hug your dog’s contours to provide an excellent level of joint support to help alleviate sore joints. With a machine-washable, water-resistant cover, you can rest assured your investment is protected from accidents. This platform-style bed works well for dogs that like to switch sleeping positions or sprawl out. It also fits perfectly into most dog crates.
Best for: Our budget pick is perfect for puppies, dogs of all sizes and breeds, and dogs that sleep in crates
This bed defines ergonomic for dogs. It features a gently sloping headrest on each end. The contoured ends relieve tension and support your dog’s head, neck, and hips. Its dense foam protects pups from aches and pains while its soft cover creates an inviting and plush surface to help your dog get cozy, quickly. We also appreciate that dog parents can order a second removable cover, so the interior mattress stays protected even on laundry days.
Perfect for: Senior dogs of all sizes that like to sleep in a sprawled position. Great for dogs with limited mobility.
Looking for the perfect combination of bolster and mattress-style beds? This sofa-style is just what you’re looking for. It features a bolster on the back and side and base made from egg-carton style foam. Its faux-fur cover can be zipped-off and easily washed, and it evokes the feeling and comfort of snuggling with another dog. If you like your dog’s bed to match your furniture, FurHaven offers 18 different colors and patterns.
Perfect for: This bed is best for multi-dog families, dogs with varying sleeping styles, senior dogs and puppies.
This bed is the epitome of coziness and comfort. Its high bolsters and cushy filling help dogs feel secure and cradled while preventing slips or slipping over the edge. The dense 3.5-inch base helps eliminate sore spots and creates a thick barrier between your dog and the hard ground. Its cover zips off and can be washed on the gentle cycle. If you live in a cold climate, this bed will help keep drafts from bothering your pup.
Perfect for: The nest-like shape of this bed makes it perfect for dogs with anxiety, dogs that have a tendency to “drip over the edge” as they’re sleeping, and dogs that like to tightly curl as they rest.
This orthopedic dog chaise offers more bed than you can imagine. Its extremely thick (7-inch) base is as thick as many memory foam mattresses made for people. This allows the largest dogs to stretch out and rest in whatever position best fits their needs. This choice is also built to withstand years of use. With a removable cover, you can easily slip it off and pop it in the washing machine.
Perfect for: This massive bed is ideal for large, extra-large, and giant breed dogs with joint pain, arthritis, or post-surgery recovery.
Your dog’s crate can be as comfy and supportive as her regular bed with this orthopedic dog mattress. We love the simplicity behind the Better World Pets Orthopedic Bed. It has a waterproof cover that can be removed and washed from time to time and high-quality shredded memory foam within its base. Its non-slip base helps keep it secure in a crate or on tile, and it won’t break the bank.
Perfect for: Extra-small, small, and medium dogs. Works well as a crate mat for dogs with hip and joint issues.
Which dogs benefit from an orthopedic bed?
As dogs age, they tend to become stiffer and their joints ache. An orthopedic bed can relieve these aches and pains for senior dogs. Orthopedic dog beds are also excellent for dogs with hip dysplasia, mobility issues, arthritis, or are recovering from surgery. An orthopedic bed can be a great choice for most dogs, even those that haven’t reached their golden years.
What makes an orthopedic bed different from a regular dog bed?
Orthopedic beds are designed to be easier for dogs to climb into. As a dog’s body weight sinks into a bed, the filling compresses. This can leave spots or thin areas where the hardness of the floor can be felt through the padding. Orthopedic beds have additional support and specialized materials, often memory foam, to provide more cushioning. Additional support relieves excess strain on a dog’s joints and prevents sore spots caused by the floor.
How do you know what size of bed is best for your dog?
Measure your dog and notice her sleeping position. If your dog spawls, you will want to choose a bed that’s more open like a mattress-style bed or a pad/mat. If your dog curls up, he or she may prefer a bolstered bed with sides. After measuring your dog, add a few inches and order accordingly. Always opt for a larger bed when in doubt.
When choosing an orthopedic dog bed, you want to choose one that will work best for your dog’s needs. Most orthopedic dog beds are pricier than typical beds, making them more of an investment. We chose beds made from durable materials that help add to the bed’s lifespan. A removable, waterproof, machine washable cover is always a wise choice.
Most orthopedic dog beds have slip-resistant bottoms to provide your pup with added stability.
High sides can make a bed more difficult for a dog to step into, yet sides can prevent a dog from slipping out as she snoozes.
The right bed often equates to which one best fits your dog’s needs and your budget
Sweet Dreams and Rest Well
Make your dog’s dreams come true with the perfect orthopedic dog. From bolsters to sofa-style beds, your dog will appreciate the added joint support and comfort these beds provide and you can sleep easy, knowing you’re providing your pup with the best night sleep she can have.