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Best Memory Foam Dog Beds Of 2021

When Nasa first created memory foam back in the 1970s, they probably had little idea that what they had stumbled upon would be the new phenomenon that would ease the chronic pain people had been suffering with for years!

And while memory foam mattresses have been sold since the 90s, it’s only in recent years that they’ve started to realise the benefits of memory foam to prevent joint problems in dogs or relieve existing pain.

This is because memory foam is designed to conform to your dog’s body and fill in the spaces that would otherwise create an uneven surface; after all, pain occurs from the same points in the body coming into contact with a harder surface and building up pressure over time.

And while there is an opinion that memory foam is only for senior dogs, it’s simply not the case. In fact, it’s recommended that you start preventive care as early as possible, so whatever stage your dog is at, a memory foam mattress will be a great investment.

So we’ve compared the most recommended memory foam dog mattresses available right now, taking in foam density, reviews and additional features in order to compile a round-up of the best products on the market.

So let’s get started with our top three choices for your canine buddy!

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    Our Top Picks

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    Omlet Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed
    • 2-year warranty
    • Cover machine washable and cooling mat available
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    The Dog’s Bed Orthopaedic Dog Bed
    • Removable machine washable cover
    • One year warranty
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    KOPEKS 7-inch Thick Memory Foam Dog Bed
    • 3 inch head rest
    • Soft suede cover that's machine washable
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    The Top 10 Memory Foam Dog Beds Reviewed

    1.
    Omlet Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed

    Without a doubt, the best looking choice on this list, Omlet’s memory foam dog bed, is classy, elegant and most importantly, comfortable.

    With a choice of 15 colours and the option to customise the legs, it goes without saying that this bed will add a touch of luxe and a pop of colour to any room, but how does it fare with the task in hand of keeping your dog comfortable?

    Well, pretty darn well, actually! This bed isn’t a case of style over substance but has been intelligently designed to alleviate soreness and pressure with high-performance memory foam and a deep-filled pillow that is firm enough to hold your dog’s sleepy head as they snooze but also comfortable enough for a long, undisturbed sleep.

    What really sets this bed apart is the added benefit of improved airflow since the memory foam bed is raised. A common problem with memory foam is that it’s too hot, making it difficult for your dog to regulate their temperature, but with a raised surface, there will be a continuous circulation of air to prevent it from feeling stuffy. This is more hygienic for your pup in the long run!

    The memory foam mattress is placed inside a waterproof, ‘no-noise cover’ to keep the foam equally hygienic and odour free.

     

    Features

    • 2-year warranty
    • Cover machine washable and cooling mat available

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 105.5 x 71.5 x 26.5 cm (L)
    • Size: S, M, L
    • Material: Polyester, Memory Foam and Base Core Foam

    2.
    The Dog’s Bed Orthopaedic Dog Bed

    By far one of the most elegant bed choices on our list, this bed is, unsurprisingly, part of the Heritage Collection and has been finished with the union jack colours and flag embroidery that looks nothing less than sophisticated.

    The waterproof bed is designed to be orthopaedic rather than simply memory foam with a solid 5cm premium grade memory foam over a solid 10cm base of high stability premium support foam to ensure your dog receives both comfort and support for their alignment.

    It will effectively manage discomfort resulting from hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis, patella luxation, osteochondritis and other conditions such as torn cruciate ligaments. It will also prevent elbow calluses as well as pressure sores that result from immobility during illness and post-surgery.

    This bed is by far one of the best for foam density, and while many beds claim to be orthopaedic, the foam is a thin layer and isn’t supported by another layer of firm foam, but that’s simply not the case with this bed.

    There’s also a waterproof inner lining to protect the mattress against accidents as well.

    Features

    • Removable machine washable cover
    • One year warranty

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 117 x 71 x 15 cm (XL)
    • Size: L, XL, XXL
    • Material: Memory Foam, support foam

    3.
    KOPEKS 7-inch Thick Memory Foam Dog Bed

    At 7 inches thick, this orthopaedic bed has truly been made with quality in mind. As previously mentioned, many beds claim to be orthopaedic and memory foam, but memory foam comes in different qualities. A thin 2-inch bed isn’t going to protect your pup’s joints in the same way a 7-inch bed will, so density is crucial when considering memory foam beds.

    This memory foam bed is described as an orthopaedic grade for increased support and ultimate comfort; however, while it may be quality memory foam, there should ideally be another layer of firmer foam to make it orthopaedic. That being said, it will not flatten over time, and your dog will feel minimal pressure from the hard-surfaced floor underneath.

    There’s also reinforced stitching around the bed to ensure it maintains shape and a waterproof inner lining that’s made from high-density polyester to protect the mattress effectively.

    Features

    • 3 inch head rest
    • Soft suede cover that's machine washable

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 88.9 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm
    • Size: S, M, L, XL
    • Material: 100% Memory foam

    4.
    Pet Fusion Memory Foam Dog Bed

    The Pet Fusion grey memory foam dog bed is a very popular choice amongst other dog owners, and it’s easy to see why. This bed will provide overall comfort and ease joint pain with thick bolstered sides filled with recycled ‘green’ polyfill and a solid 10 cm thick memory foam base.

    And to protect against any accidents, there’s a waterproof inner lining that covers the mattress as well as a water-resistant polyester cover. If an accident does happen, though, the cover is machine washable, so you have complete peace of mind.

    The design is smart overall, from the head support of the bolstered sides to the tear-resistant cover and the non-skid bottom; this is a bed that’s created to be comfortable and practical.

     

    Features

    • 12-month warranty
    • Matching blanket

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 127 x 101.6 x 33 cm (XXL)
    • Size: S, L, XL, XXL Jumbo
    • Material: Polyester, Memory Foam, Cotton

    5.
    Scruffs ArmourDillo Orthopaedic Dog Bed

    Scruffs is a beloved dog brand that has quickly gained huge popularity and trust since it began back in 2005, and one thing they’re known for is their quality dog beds. The ArmourDillo orthopaedic dog bed combines both the comfort of memory foam and the support of a dense foam core to relieve joint pain yet hold the weight of your dog.

    And if your canine buddy is a fan of chewing then the bed is made with a tough, durable material making it highly resilient to scratching and chewing. It also benefits from double-stitched reinforced seams to further increase the bed’s durability.

     

    Features

    • Non-slip base
    • Machine washable cover

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 15 x 116 x 75 cm
    • Size: XL
    • Material: Cover: 100% polyester Liner: 100% polyester Fill: Memory Foam topper & Polyurethane foam

    6.
    Petface Ultimate Luxury Memory Foam Bed

    Another popular choice with pet owners, the Petface Luxury Memory Foam Bed is perfect for those winter months and will keep your dog snuggly and warm with its faux fur cover and deep foam base.

    The memory foam moulds to the shape of your dog, making it ideal for animals recovering from illness or arthritic dogs, but it’s worth mentioning there is no mention of support foam, so it cannot be considered orthopaedic.

    The faux fur surface is really what sets this grey dog bed apart from the rest, and although it’s not waterproof, it’s incredibly soft and luxe, and it will retain heat very well. Faux fur also imitates how it feels for a dog when they were with their mother as puppies, so the bed is likely to have a calming effect on your little buddy as well.

    Features

    • Cover machine washable
    • Luxurious feel

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 12 x 70 x 107 cm
    • Size: M, L
    • Material: Faux fur, memory foam

    7.
    BarkBox Dog Bed, 2-in-1 Memory Foam Donut Cuddler

    This grey donut dog bed from BarkBox really is the perfect multi-tasker! Not only does it have calming, anti-anxiety features, but it will also alleviate joint pain too.

    The chipped memory foam mattress relieves body aches and a build-up of pressure that could lead to joint pain, hip dysplasia and arthritis, while the high sides encompass the dog giving them a sense of reassurance and security. The faux fur also has calming properties since it imitates how a pups mother felt them when they were young.

    Donut beds are becoming increasingly popular with dog owners, with many seeing a positive calming effect on their dog as a result of the shape of the bed, and since this is also combined with pressure soothing properties; you really are getting the bed of both worlds and excellent value for money.

    The only downside is that there is no mention of additional support for orthopaedic value or how thick the memory foam is within the bed. However, if a calming donut bed is a priority then this won’t matter.

    Features

    • Machine washable
    • Toy included

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 71 x 71 x 20 cm
    • Size: M
    • Material: Chipped memory foam, faux fur

    8.
    Scruffs Memory Foam Dog Bed Pillow

    Another option from Scruffs, the Chateau, is a great alternative for those that aren’t keen on the traditional dog bed style. Dog pillows are great for allowing your dog to really stretch out and are bulky than some of the more traditional beds.

    While this grey dog pillow is less traditional, however, it doesn’t mean that your pup is going to miss out since the pillow is made from 100% memory foam for a superior level of support and features a removable luxurious thick cord cover for extra comfort.

    The Scruffs Memory Foam Pillow has been designed predominantly for larger breeds or the older pooch that requires more support and has an additional waterproof inner cover to protect the memory foam of little accidents!

    Features

    • Machine washable cover
    • Filled with crumb memory foam that moulds to the dog's shape, achieving an ultimate level of support

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 6 x 120 x 75cm
    • Size: M, L
    • Material: Crumb memory foam, push cord cover - 100% polyester, sidewall - 100% PVC

    9.
    K9 Pursuits Warming/Cooling Reversible Orthopaedic Memory Foam Dog Bed

    There are many wonderful benefits to memory foam, but one of the less so great things about it is the heat it retains. While some may love to sleep hot, we imagine that in the summer months, your furry canine friend probably doesn’t. Dogs need all the help they can get to cool down in the summer, and that’s why this ingenious bed from K9 is an absolute essential!

    Not only is this bed dense in thick joint-soothing memory foam, but it can be adapted to the seasons with one side consisting of 100% cooling gel-infused memory foam and the other side consisting of a thick memory foam layer covered in sherpa.

    So when the summer months hit, you no longer need to worry about overly warm memory foam, just flip it over and let the gel cool your pooch down.

    Features

    • Machine washable cover
    • Evergreen design

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 10 x 89 x 56 cm
    • Size: M
    • Material: Memory foam, sherpa

    10.
    The Dog’s Bed Orthopaedic Dog Bed

    Another one from The Dogs Bed, but this brand makes such high-quality orthopaedic beds that we had to include them twice. In our opinion, there’s not much on the market that rivals them with 15 cm thick foam that includes both memory foam and support foam.

    Without the support foam, your dog would sink through, so when looking specifically for an orthopaedic bed, we recommend a bed like this one that combines both types of foam.

    This bed is similar to the other Dog’s Bed, being that it has a waterproof inner lining and a machine washable cover; however, the difference is that this cover is made from faux fur, making it a warmer option, and it doesn’t have a headrest, so if your pooch really likes to spread out on their side then this bed might be a better fit.

     

    Features

    • 15 cm thick foam
    • 1 year warranty on manufacturing defects

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 101 x 64 x 15cm (L)
    • Size: S - XXXL
    • Material: Faux fur, memory foam, support foam

    Buying Guide


    The difference between memory foam and orthopaedic foam

    For a bed to be orthopaedic, it needs to be composed of two types of foam; memory foam and support foam. The top needs to be memory foam and that needs to be bonded to a base layer of HR foam;  this stops the dog from sinking into the bed too much, so their weight is still supported properly and their back is aligned.

    So, in short, a memory foam mattress will be just memory foam, surprisingly, while an orthopaedic mattress will be memory foam on top of firm support foam.

    How to know what to look for?

    Visco-elastic foam (also known as memory foam) comes in varying levels of quality, so it’s always a good idea to know what to look for the ensure you’re getting the best for your buddy.

    If in doubt, go for mattresses that are a good few inches deep and that have a support foam underneath the memory foam.

    1. The three types of memory foam are gel, traditional and latex foam; traditional is used most, latex foam has anti-sinking properties and is the most natural of the three, while gel foam provides the same level of comfort but also removes any unwanted heat. Neither is better than the other; it’s more a choice of preference.
    2. The density of the memory foam will alter how much your dog sinks into it as well, as the denser the mattress, the firmer it is. So a mattress that’s less dense will curve around hips better, but your dog will sink into it more. Whereas a dense mattress will stay firmer and hold your dog’s weight in place.

    Size

    There’s no point investing in a memory foam mattress to ensure your dog’s comfort only to find it’s too small, so be sure to measure your dog first.It would be obvious, but many people just assume they know, and generic S, M, L sizes vary from brand to brand. We recommend measuring your dog from the tip of their nose to the base of their tail, and if in doubt, always go a size up. In terms of weight, 30 pounds (14 kg) or less is generally considered a small dog, whereas a  dog weighing over 55 pounds (25 kg) is usually considered a large dog.

    Other Buyers Ask...

    How to clean memory foam dog beds?

    The great thing about memory foam is that it’s naturally hypoallergenic and naturally resists bacteria and mould, but if you do need to clean your dog’s bed, it’s pretty easy. Begin by taking the cover and placing it in the washing machine (they’re usually machine washable but check first), then spot clean the memory foam mattress. To do this, sprinkle a little baking soda on (to remove stains) and dab the mattress with a wet soapy cloth. Then leave the mattress on a towel overnight to allow the water to soak through and to ensure the mattress completely dries out.

    Where to buy memory foam dog beds?

    You can buy a memory foam dog bed from most big pet stores either in-shop or online, but there is always more choice and specific detail online, so it’s better to make a more informed decision. Pets At Home, Omlet, Zooplus, Not In The Doghouse and Amazon are all shops that provide plenty of choices, and Orvis sells quality dog beds as well.

    Wherever you decide to shop, always check the reviews and the specifications to see if the bed really is thick enough to relieve pressure.

    Are memory foam dog beds worth it?

    Any dog bed that will stop pressure points being caused by a hard surface will be better for your dog, and this usually comes in the form of a raised bed or a memory foam one.

    Memory foam is designed to conform to your animal’s body and fill in all the gaps where your dog’s body isn’t touching the surface. This ensures that pressure is distributed across the surface and the body rather than collecting in specific points and becoming painful. These points tend to be where the bone is on the surface, for example, hips, knees and shoulders, and when the pressure is spread out, the body is supported all the way across.

    Another benefit of memory foam is that mattresses that are more responsive to natural spinal contours are found to improve blood flow with fewer pressure points. As well as relieving pain, it also reduces neck stiffness and tension in the body too.

    Which is better – polyfill or memory foam?

    Polyfill is a cheaper way to fill a mattress, so if you have the choice, always choose memory foam over polyfill. That’s not to say polyfill doesn’t add support and comfort, but it’s better for bolstered sides rather than the body of the mattress.