When Nasa first created memory foam back in the 1970s, they probably had little idea that they’d stumbled upon something to 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 be used to relieve joint problems in dogs.
Memory foam conforms to your dog’s body. After all, pain occurs from the same points in the body coming into contact with a harder surface and building up pressure over time.
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.
Memory Foam or Orthopaedic Dog Bed?
Memory foam is sometimes used in orthopaedic dog beds, but not always. Hence why there is often crossover.
Orthopaedic describes what the bed is meant to do, and memory foam is a material. If your dog is suffering from hip dysplasia, joint pain or arthritis, getting them an orthopaedic bed will be really beneficial as they have a layer of firmer foam for extra support. However, if you simply want to give them the best, most comfortable nights sleep of their lives, a memory foam bed will do just fine.
Below are our picks of the best memory foam beds, having analysed hundreds of reviews and used personal experience to come to our conclusion.