Leading experts tell us, it is a fair assumption to say that “the average” dog will spend upwards of 14 hours per day snoozing and sleeping. Dogs will spend more than half their lives sleeping and so making them comfortable with the correct joint support is important from the outset. But, with so many dog bed styles, sizes, fabrics, mattresses and also conflicting advice from dog bed brands we understand completely choosing the best dog bed for your specific dog breed type can be a bit of a mine field.
My advice is, strip it right back to your dog breed specific needs and understanding your dog’s natural instinct, you’ve done your research before choosing which dog will best suit the way you live and so also try to understand their needs to and this way you will have perfect harmony right from the start. And, a good piece of advice from Oli Juste is just remember that your dog does not speak English it is a learning curve for both you and your dog to get to know each other and sleep time is especially important.
Understanding the basics will not only help you to choose their perfect bed or mimic a cosy den to help them settle happily. Dogs settle if they feel safe, cosy and comfortable, dogs like routine, prefer to have their own bed, space or den that they can go to if they feel sleepy or, if they need some quiet time away from busy noise. Consider breed specific needs, below I have given an example.
And so what type of dog bed do you choose and, why choose a memory foam dog bed?
There are so many dog breeds that it would be difficult to give examples of them all, to make a good example I can talk to you about who I share my life with to give you an example of what to consider when purchasing a dog bed and in particularly why a memory foam mattress which can be part of a dog bed, the base of a dog bed or a singular mattress pad.
Hunter, is a Yellow Labrador from working stock and Ottilie Lettuce who is the sweetest Miniature Wire Haired-Dachshund. As far as dog breeds go they are polar opposites in their natural instinct behaviours and how they prefer to sleep at home. Both breeds are busy, the Labrador retriever bread to sit it out in fields with driving rain and blessed with a natural waxed coat that dries quickly, they love being cool in bed. The Scent Hound Dachshund the fearless tunnelling underground short legged warrior and full of character and prefer to burrow under layers of warm fleece blankets and duvets.
Quick Notes On Memory Foam Advantages For Your Dog
WHY CHAMPION MEMORY FOAM?
Dense, stable and supportive product it moulds to your pet’s body, helping to relieve pressure from muscles or joints aiding Canine Arthritis pain management. It is dust mite free, hypoallergenic and temperature cooling.
Below are some of the key benefits of memory foam dog beds:
EXTRA JOINT SUPPORT FOR OLDER DOGS
Memory foam dog beds are extremely beneficial to senior dogs. Many senior dogs suffer from joint pain, canine arthritis. Memory foam dog beds, like the Little Nap Dog Bed designed with an easy access open front and at floor level so they can simply walk straight in will help to minimise these issues by allowing the muscles and joints to rest in their natural position. Having side bolsters supports their head when resting and also makes them feel like a den within their sleeping space. If your dog feels the heat and you require a memory foam mattress pad to lift up and move to another room for cooler air the Wessex Memory Foam Dog Bed is the perfect solution.
Improve A Dog's Health
Dogs of any age will face stress on their bones, muscles, and joints, when they are out walking or running they can jump high and land low and put their muscles and joints through high stresses. A memory foam dog bed can help improve a dog's overall health and mobility by eliminating pressure on certain points of the body. When you relive this pressure, it allows a stable blood flow for those areas and to areas with scar tissue this will increase a faster recovery time whether your dog is healing from an injury or experiencing the effects from physical activity.
Overall Superior Comfort
Memory foam used correctly will offer a long lasting product, the properties mould’s itself in accordance with your dog's body shape and weight and is temperature cooling. Providing a supportive mattress will ensure your dog wakes up feeling rejuvenated.
Senior dogs commonly suffer from arthritis and other issues, young puppies can experience muscle pain, and can greatly benefit from the preventative care for joint pain provided by pressure-relieving memory foam.
A Cosy Spot For Dogs To Rest
Dogs are creatures that instinctively search for safe den like places to call their own. In the wild, dogs will search for a safe area, away from danger, an area to protect them from the elements of hot, cold and water both under ground and above them. Equally, they smell and hear danger constantly and need to find the perfect den to offer a greater advantage of being attacked when asleep. They will gather leaves or find a soft area for them to lie down instead of lying on a raw, damp, cold and hard ground. We cannot create this space within your home but what we can do is help you to offer a safe Den like interior space that will go towards offering them this stability with the Cosy Den Dog Crate Set with Orthopaedic memory foam mattress base option.
We truly hope that we have shed a little more light on choosing the right type of memory foam support and bed for your dog, the thought process of the breed type and how they sleep. We are always here to answer any questions or if you do need any advice please drop us a line to: email@example.com
Caroline, Hunter & Ottilie Lettuce