What is an Orthopedic Bed For Pets?
February 10 2019, 0 Comments

An Orthopedic bed is a bed that has been created to help with joints, back and overall body issues and offers targeted, tailored support.

When your dog reaches a certain age, they can start to experience a variety of conditions that affect their overall body such as

  • Arthritis
  • Other joint problems.
  • Hip dysplasia.
  • Muscle loss
  • Bone injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

If your dog suffers from these conditions then I recommend you get your dog an orthopedic bed. When your dog uses his orthopedic bed, he should not be able to feel the floor through the bed. Usually, the beds are made using foam, but other types of beds can be considered orthopedic as long as its thick and provide enough support to the body.

Some examples of different types of Orthopedic dog beds are memory foam which can ease the pain of achy joints, Warming Beds: which relieve your canine’s aches and pains especially due to the cold and Liquid/Stain Resistant which are for dogs who have bladder control issues.

Cleaning Orthopedic Dog Beds

If your pet's bed becomes too worn or flattened then it should be replaced to avoid any discomfort to your pet. To test to see if the bed needs to be replaced you press your hand hard on it and once it doesn’t reset back to its current shape depending on the type of bed then it is a good indication it should be replaced. If your pet bed has an odor, then it should be washed if it's washable if not it should be replaced. Some beds have removable covers that can be removed and washed. If the cover can’t be removed, it is recommended that a blanket be placed on top the bed which can be washed as often as necessary in the future.

By keeping the bed clean and dry it will allow it to last longer.

What Size Bed for Your Dog?

If your dog has orthopedic or neurological conditions then you must choose beds that are the right size for them. Your dog shouldn’t need to curl up to fit into the bed due to it causing more pressure to be placed on their joints.

You should also bear in mind when purchasing a bed, the ease at which your dog can get into and out of the bed without your assistance due to old age or size of the dog.

Adjusting to a New Bed

When placing your dog’s new bed, it is recommended that you place the bed in a spot your dog often sleeps, in a quiet spot away from household activity or in your room if he sleeps there at night. Never placed the bed near drafts or cold areas because it might discourage your pet from sleeping in the bed.

To help your dog get adjusted to the bed you can lay on it for 15 minutes to make the bed smell like you and your home. You can also try placing a few of your dog’s favorite toys on the bed to encourage him to use the bed while playing with the toys.

Best for Small & Medium Breeds

Amour Bed comes in two sizes large and small, reversible with a removable pillow, machine washable and is also enveloped with soft to the touch fabric your pup will love to curl up into! 

This bed is also recommended if you pet is hairless or shivers a lot due to the cold.

Luxe Bed offers low rise front for easy access. Made from the highest quality of fabric and stuffed to perfection with 100% poly-fiber fill for longer lasting fullness and durability. Machine washable and tumble dry for easy care.

This bed is also recommended if you pet is hairless or shivers a lot due to the cold.


Best for Large Breeds

Frolic Bed is made with the environment in mind, these designer dog beds have removable covers and cushions that are machine washable, durable, eco-friendly 


Outdoor Dog Bed adds stylish comfort to your deck, garden, gazebo, and poolside. These washable, waterproof dog beds are sure to please your pup.