There are many different types of orthopedic dog bed filler. Which one is best for the job. Well we simply need to look to what the most popular choice of human orthopedic mattresses are made from to answer that. They are made from material commonly referred to as memory foam or visco elastic foam. Let’s look at the topic title – Memory Foam – The Best Orthopedic Dog Bed Liner.
We can also learn from human orthopedic mattresses why one of the orthopedic dog bed fillers is not used in human orthopedic mattresses (but is used for mattress toppers or pads). That filler is called Egg Crate Foam. It’s not used in human orthopedic mattresses because it is thin and collapsible therefore it is unsuitable to carry the weight of a human body all by itself.
Doesn’t it make sense then that if you have a large or heavy dog, egg crate is probably not a filler type that you wish to select for your dog’s new bed?
What makes memory foam dog beds better?
Memory foam is great for handling weight. It is durable. It also has a unique ability to mold itself around the contours of the dog’s body while it sleeps. It will also return to its original shape again when not in use.
These features help give the dog bed a longer life span. They also reduce the pain from the dog’s joint complaints, and mean that over the long term you are likely to recoup the initial extra cost of this bed over one made of cheaper material that soon collapses and is rendered useless or even harmful.
A memory foam dog bed is a great investment for your canine’s new bed, not just in terms of your dog’s health, but also – at least in the long run, for your pocket.