Memory Foam Beds for Dogs
At Hunt and Wilson we are big fans of memory foam, that's not just the owners but the dogs as well. The very idea of making a dog bed with memory foam gets the dogs falling asleep standing up. To some it may sound like going a bit overboard, giving a memory foam bed to a dog, but to us it is just part of caring for your best friend.
The majority of dogs sleep for over 14 hours a day so why not make them comfortable. Spending so much of the rest of their time running about and making sure to keep their owners exercised mean their joints need a break at the end of the day. So why not keep them fit and healthy and provide well worn hips and shoulders with a comfortable solution.
It is always difficult to watch dogs age, especially active breeds like labradors who are likely to develop arthritic joints as the get older. It is important that you look after them both by not making them run too far but also when they have down time. Simple steps like keeping their dog bed out of a drafty area and ensuring their bed is comfortable go a long way to a happy older dog.
According to the RSPCA:
"Older dogs may need more rest. Somewhere quiet where they won't be disturbed in soft, cosy dog beds away from draughts."
You can find out more about looking after older dogs on the RSPCA site here...
What is a memory Foam Dog Bed?
A memory foam dog bed is just like a normal bed but he filling is, as the name suggests slightly different. Instead of the usual material cast offs or casual foam, these beds have a memory foam inner.
What is Memory Foam?
Memory foam is a special type of foam that was originally used in the 1960s by NASA to make supportive spaceshuttle seating and seatbelts.
"Memory foam, also known as temper foam, was developed under a NASA contract in the 1970s that set out to improve seat cushioning and crash protection for airline pilots and passengers. Memory foam has widespread commercial applications, in addition to the popular mattresses and pillows."
What Makes Memory Foam Special
Memory Foam is special because of its properties. Unlike normal foam that resists pressure and has a uniform density, memory foam moulds to the pressure applied and then reverts to its orginal shape and size. It also has special properties with relation to heat that make it perfect for keeping a dog warm.
After NASA and spacecraft came medical uses for the foam to prevent bed sores.
"it was commonly used in cases where the patient was required to lie immobile in their bed on a firm mattress for an unhealthy period of time."
The ability of Memory Foam to retain heat makes it perfect for patients and of course old dogs. It is a well known fact that heat helps to sooth joints. Ideal for an arthritic old dog whose only other option is to locate itself next to the Aga.
What Memory Foam Dog Beds do we Stock
As you know by now, all of our dog beds are made here in the UK. The Memory Foam Dog beds are available in a range of sizes and colours. Our memory foam dog bed is ideal if you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort for your dog, when used with our stylish tweed or corduroy covers.
Advantages of a Memory Foam Dog Bed
On a more practical note, memory foam is naturally resistant to dust mites and has hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties, making this the perfect choice for those suffering with allergies.
Memory Foam Beds last longer than traditional foam beds because memory foam is more durable. So investing in a slightly more expensive memory foam dog bed will pay you back by meaning you only have to replace the covers. Yes, we do of course sell the covers on their own to ensure you get a big return on your investment in a memory foam dog bed.
In summary, we think that memory foam dog beds are a must have particularly as they get older. The behaviour of the foam means they will be comfortable, supported and warm when sleeping. Who could want more than that for their dog. Go on buy a memory foam dog bed now.