Orthopaedic Dog Beds for Your Dog House?

Orthopaedic Dog Beds

We are often asked what flooring we use in our Pet Cosy Insulated Dog Houses. Recently a customer asked about orthopaedic dog beds for his large breed dog who had just undergone orthopaedic surgery. He also had welts on its elbows. Both of these issues were caused by repeatedly slamming down on hard flooring in his dog house. In the past, I have owned a beautiful retriever cross who started to develop welts. I purchased two orthopaedic dog beds for indoors as I had tiled floors. I also had to place our Pet Cosy high density foam mats in some of her favourite outdoor sleeping places to help prevent the issues progressing.

At Pet Cosy during the design process, we researched the different orthopaedic dog beds available which might be suitable for outdoor everyday use. The high density foam mat flooring we install into all Pet Cosy insulated dog houses, was chosen for its balance of overall excellent quality and the numerous benefits that were present.

Orthopaedic Dog Beds

Memory Foam Dog Bed

Pet Cosy insulated dog house flooring is tough enough to withstand the constant traffic of paws and claws. It is the highest quality high density foam mat we could source, which will never harden, shrink, or compress over time. It is impermeable, anti-fungal, antibacterial and hypoallergenic. It is also designed to be non-slip due to the special textured surface and by its very nature, it has orthopaedic benefit of being shock absorbing when a dog lays down on it.

Low quality mats can harden, shrink or lose its shock absorption (compress) over time. Low quality mats can soak (sponge) liquids which will cause an odour and become a health risk by harboring mould, mildew and bacteria.

Our flooring does have positive orthopaedic benefits in its shock absorption and its ability to soften and mould to your pets body as it warms up. To complement both of these benefits, we install our flooring directly over 20mm of a very special exterior grade insulation board. ll very good, but not a true orthopedic dog bed. During the design process we discovered that true orthopaedic dog beds would be expensive to fit to a dog house as standard flooring and would greatly increase the cost of our standard offering.

Our research suggests that true orthopaedic dog beds need to be deep enough and soft enough when warm to mould around approximately an extra 30% of the surface area of your pets body. This is where the extra support comes from. Over 40mm of memory foam would be best to provide this benefit.

Orthopaedic Dog Beds

Memory Foam

There are many informative websites which go into more detail about orthopaedic dog beds, have a look around.

As a company that really cares about pets, we do plan to supply true orthopaedic dog beds as an option to our Pet Cosy Insulated Dog Houses in the near future.

8 thoughts on “Orthopaedic Dog Beds for Your Dog House?

  1. Sarah

    Hi. We have 3 Labradors who sleep together in a shed in the back. They are in the house the rest of the time and go out when we are not home. Recently I feel that the shed is not as comfortable as it is getting old, despite being filled with duvets, pillows etc. They love sleeping together so is there anything big enough in your range? They weigh about 35kg each. Thanks.

    1. petcosyadmin

      Hi Sarah
      Our Extra Large Dog Cosy may work for your three, please view the dimensions here: Extra Large Dog Cosy
      If you feel it would be a little too “cosy” (pun intended :-D) for three labs, please contact us via email and we’ll see what we can do for you, I’m sure we can help you.
      Thank you for your enquiry
      Declan & The Pet Cosy Team.

  2. Orla

    Hi what price are your orthopedic dog beds, its not for a kennel, its just for inside the house, on    the floor as that is were my labrador cross sleeps, he is 11yrs old. Thank You

    1. petcosyadmin

      Hi Orla
      The bed in the photograph is not a Pet Cosy product, it is merely a photo example of a good orthopaedic dog bed.
      Our product is an Insulated Dog House called Dog Cosy.
      All our highly insulated dog houses come with a 10mm high density foam mat installed over 20mm of high quality waterproof insulation.
      This has a high shock-absorbing quality but it is not an orthopaedic bed.
      The 10mm thick floor mat, was originally manufactured as a 20mm thick mat intended for cow cubicles on farms, it has a 10 year guarantee in its intended use.
      We hope this is helpful information for you, if you require any of our mats or just a sample please do not hesitate to ask.
      Kind regards
      Declan & The Pet Cosy Team

    1. petcosyadmin

      Hi Deb, I think you are asking about the material in the photograph? This is not a Pet Cosy product, it is merely a photo example of a good orthopaedic dog bed.
      Our product is an Insulated Dog House called Dog Cosy.
      All our highly insulated dog houses come with a 10mm high density foam mat installed over 20mm of high quality waterproof insulation.
      This has a high shock-absorbing quality but it is not an orthopaedic bed.
      The 10mm thick floor mat, was originally manufactured as a 20mm thick mat intended for cow cubicles on farms, it has a 10 year guarantee in its intended use.
      We hope this is helpful information for you, if you require any mats or just a sample please do not hesitate to ask.
      Kind regards
      Declan & The Pet Cosy Team

  3. Joe

    What a fantastic article!
    Could we purchase some of your Pet Cosy high density foam mats please?
    We have two Irish Wolfhounds that have developed welts on their elbows from slamming down on our concrete porch where they lay all day.
    Joe

    1. petcosyadmin

      Thank you Joe, we are glad you enjoyed the article.
      Yes you can purchase some mats, please email us, including your location and we will email you a quote including delivery cost.
      Kindest regards
      Declan
      & The Pet Cosy Team

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