Memory foam adjusts to the dogs body.
As the body heat rises, the bed conforms to those areas that have the most pressure.
Aging or arthritic dogs will appreciate the added support provided to their spine, legs, shoulders and hips.
You will notice a new or returned spring in your dogs step when they wake up from a nap in a memory foam bed.
Memory foam mattresses are not easy to clean.
Once a smell is in them, it is usually there to stay.
Some manufacturers claim that their beds are machine washable, but you should check with the manufacturer before you attempt to machine wash the bed.
If your dog is not house trained, you may want to consider a waterproof cover for the bed.
Most of the beds do come with a cover that is removable and washable, but not all are waterproof.
If you have an outside dog, a waterproof cover is vitally important.
Most of the beds are elevated.
This allows for easier entry and exit for your dog.
An elevated bed is also a good match for a dog that is recovering from any type of surgical procedure.
The easy access combined with the gentle support will aid in recovery and pain management.
Memory foam beds come in a variety of sizes.
Be sure it is large enough for your dog to stretch out as well as curl up.
There are different thicknesses as well.
The thinner ones would not be suitable for a large dog, such as a lab, but would be great for your toy breed.
If you have an especially giant dog, such as a St.
Bernard or a Great Dane, you can have the beds custom made to fit your pet.
These beds cost more than traditional beds.
They also last a lot longer than most other beds.
This makes it a worthwhile investment in your dogs health and comfort.
Less aches and pains when you wake up is always a good thing.
The same applies to your dog.
Dogs sleep more as they age.
It is almost the same as their puppy years.
With the normal discomfort associated with age, the value of the memory foam cannot be over-estimated.
If you are unable to afford a complete memory foam bed, there are also memory foam pads that can be inserted in the dogs regular bed to provide the comfort that is needed.
Dogs encounter the same issues that owners face as they age.
Joint pain and muscle aches prevail in the once supple body parts.
Considering a memory foam bed or pad is certainly worth considering if your dog falls into this category.
Online shopping is one place to start.
There are a number of reviews that will be helpful to your selection process.
Most of the larger pet stores also have the memory foam and that may be the place to check the size of the bed with your dog along for a test run.