Finding the perfect bed for an older large dog can be challenging especially if your elderly pet has developed arthritis, hip dysplasia or other medical conditions that might make getting comfortable more difficult than in the past. Large dogs over 50 pounds are considered elderly at around age 6 and it is around this age that their bedding needs may change.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, older dogs may need changes in their lifestyle, such as sleeping areas to avoid stairs, more time indoors, etc. Orthopedic beds can help an elderly pet feel more comfortable. While it depends on your pet’s personal preferences, there are a number of orthopedic pet beds that are highly rated by consumers and their furry friends.
Tip to remember when selecting an orthopedic bed; opt for one with a removable cover that can be cleaned easily or a waterproof liner because older pets are more prone to soiling as they age.
Here are some of our favorite orthopedic pet beds based on safety, customer reviews, quality and price.
Top Rated by Consumers
The Big Barker orthopedic bed is calibrated for large dogs and comes in 4 color options. It is available in large, extra large and giant sizes and comes with a 10 year warranty that the foam will retain 90% of its original shape and loft for 10 years or your money back. It is made from therapeutic foam that is the bes quality you will find in orthopedic dog beds and it won’t flatten or pancake over time. Made in the USA the microfiber cover is soft and easy to clean.
The Big Barker Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed is also calibrated specifically for large dogs and also comes in 4 colors. It is available in large, extra large and giant sizes and also comes with a 10 year warranty. Made in the USA with an easy to clean microfiber cover that is machine washable.
Another consumer and pet favorite is the PetBemo Orthopedic Dog Bed Sofa Style Couch. This dog bed comes in 3 sizes, small, large and extra-large but only one color. The mattress is 6 inches thick and can easily support a large dog up to 100 pounds. The three bolster design allows your pet to sleep in a variety of positions and offers a removable, machine washable suede cover.
Most Budget Friendly
This affordable orthopedic dog bed is a great value. It comes with 2 external covers that are washable. It also comes with a waterproof internal cover to protect the memory foam. It comes in a variety of sizes and 2 color options. Provides pressure point relief, alignment support, cooler sleeping surface and less allergens for a deeper more restful sleep for your elderly pet.