How Thick Should It Be?
The thickness of the bed depends a lot on your dog. Very thick beds usually include additional layers, whether it is a gel foam or support foam layer. These are best for dogs that need firm support, especially in orthopedic cases.
Thinner beds of about 4 inches, on the other hand, are significantly plusher and take the dog’s form more than the thicker options. This makes them perfect for lighter dogs, including puppies and small breed pooches.
Fabric VS Gel Memory Foam
For the most part, memory foam mattresses are filled with fabric. This is beneficial for offering flexible and ergonomic support to the dog. Filling fabric is also breathable, which further contributes to comfort.
Gel foam, on the other hand, is a little bit firmer though just as comfortable and flexible. It is, therefore, a good option for dogs that need that extra bit of support. The gel also has a nice cooling effect that would come in handy in many orthopedic conditions.
Indoor VS Outdoor Memory Foam Beds
You need to take it into consideration while shopping for your dog bed, whether you plan on using it inside or in an outdoor dog kennel.
With outdoor beds, one of the most important things to factor in is the bed’s weather resistance. This means that you need a bed with waterproof lining material as well as covers that are resilient as they will be exposed to a lot of potentially damaging factors. You also need to consider the size of the kennel as the last thing you want is a bed that is either too big or small for your pooch’s home.
With indoor beds, on the other hand, anything goes. You can get whatever size you want; whatever material draws your eye, and features like waterproof lining become more of fun bonuses than must-haves.