Best orthopaedic dog beds to ease stiffness and boost sleep

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  • We all feel better after a good night’s sleep. If you’ve ever slept on the floor, rickety camp bed or even kipped on a sofa, you’ll know the value of a proper mattress. And why should our dogs be any different? In their case, it’s one of the best memory foam and orthopaedic dog beds.

    There are some dogs that particularly need the benefits of a comfortable bed and one of the best memory foam dog beds is a great options. Dogs that suffer from joint pain, such as arthritis or hip dysplasia, or show stiffness and slow movement after a night on a regular dog bed, may benefit from the therapeutic advantages that the best orthopaedic dog beds and memory foam have to offer. For this reason, orthopaedic dog beds are often associated with older dogs but they may also be worth it for younger dogs to give their joints the best possible rest, particularly if they are a breed predisposed to joint issues, such as the Labrador Retriever.

    Best orthopaedic dog beds and memory foam options

    Silentnight orthopaedic dog bed

    Silentnight Orthopaedic Pet Bed

    Sizes: S, M, L
    Colours: Grey
    RRP: From £48

    Silentnight pet beds are created with the same technology used in the brand’s human products. Silentnight is the UK’s most trusted sleep brand with over 70 years’ experience in offering sleeping solutions.

    This orthopaedic pet bed is ideal for older dogs with arthritis or joint pain. The contoured foam layer helps to distribute weight evenly to reduce pressure points and soothe aches and pains for a relaxing and comfortable sleep. Covered in a durable outer fabric with a non-slip base, it has soft and cosy inner cushion to provide a lovely sleep environment for your pet. The high sides help to keep your pet cosy and secure, while the dropped front ensures easy access. The cover is removable and can be machine washed.

    VetRelieve Orthopaedic Dog Bed

    VetRelieve OrthoLuxe Bed

    Sizes: S–XXL
    Colours: Grey
    RRP: From £180

    This mattress combines patent-pending orthopaedic foam technology with a luxury look and feel, providing clinical support, comfort and pressure relief. It has been designed for easy entry and exit with a height that makes getting up easier.

    The two sides offer a feeling of security, while the technical layering helps cool your dog when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. A waterproof internal cover protects the foam, while the outer cover is fully removable and washable.

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    Bedsure Dog Sofa Bed

    Bedsure Dog Sofa Bed

    Sizes: M–XXL
    Colours: Black, grey, brown or navy
    RRP: From £54.99

    This orthopaedic bed has egg-box-shaped foam that is designed to provide even support and relieve joint pressure and pain. The soft flannel fabric improves scratch resistance, while the inner lining is waterproof and the base has rubber dots to prevent slipping. 

    The zipped cover is removable and machine-washable.

    K9 Pursuits reversible dog bed

    K9 Pursuits Warming/Cooling Orthopaedic Dog Bed

    Sizes: S–L
    Colours: Blue/pink
    RRP: From £44.99

    This reversible memory foam dog bed is designed to promote three benefits giving comfort to your dog. First, the core and base is high-density memory foam which provides comfort, relieves the pain of arthritis, joint and muscle stiffness. In addition, one side of the bed has a cooling gel-infused memory foam ideal for the warmer months, while the other side features a layer of memory foam covered in thick thermal fleece for the colder months.

    The zipped cover is removable and machine-washable.

    Scruffs Hilton Memory Foam Mattress

    Scruffs Hilton Memory Foam Mattress

    Sizes: M or L
    Colours: Burgundy, latte or chocolate
    RRP: From £69.99

    Designed for larger breeds that require more support for their joints, back or body. The beds are filled with crumb memory foam, consisting of dense particles that mould to the shape of the pet to achieve the ultimate level of support.

    The cover is made from a hard-wearing top fabric with faux leather side walls, trimmed with contrasting piping.

    An inner water-resistant liner helps protect the memory fill from water ingress and odour. The outer cover can be removed for machine-washing and has a non-slip base.

    Retreiver on an orthopaedic dog bed

    The Dog’s Bed Orthopaedic Dog Beds

    Sizes: S–XXL, with corner options in some sizes
    Colours: 11 options – linen, plush or fur
    RRP: From £47.99

    This is a therapeutic bed designed to provide relief and comfort to dogs with joint conditions such as hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis, osteochondritis and more. It is also billed as a “prudent preventative measure for younger dogs of breeds predisposed to joint conditions”.

    It has a waterproof protective inner and durable outer, with the mattress made of high-stability memory foam. The covers can be removed and machine-washed, and there is a waterproof mattress protector to catch any accidents.

    Spaniel relaxing on green dog bed

    Luvly Pets Luxury Dog Bed

    Sizes: S–XXL
    Colours: 14 options
    RRP: From £110.39

    Made from 100% Turkish cotton, this chew-resistant bed is strong and durable, soft and breathable. The filling is shredded memory foam to offer joint and muscle relief, as well as premium fibre stuffed side bolsters to encourage a comfortable sleep.

    The raised rim creates a sense of security, while also providing head support.

    The cover is removable and machine-washable.

    Rosewood Faux Fur Orthopaedic Dog Rug

    Rosewood Faux Fur Orthopaedic Dog Rug

    Size: One size (72x150cm)
    Colours: Faux fur
    RRP: £80

    A comfortable faux fur orthopaedic dog rug mattress with anti-slip base. Made from a thick, high-quality outer material, and designed to provide support and relieve pressure points. Machine-washable.

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