Best Orthopedic Dog Beds

Orthopedic dog beds aren't just for senior dogs, but they are perfect for them!

comfy orthopedic dog bed for older dog

Most are made from memory foam and if you've ever slept on memory-foam yourself, you'll know exactly why it's so popular.

The unique properties of memory foam, makes these dog beds super-comfortable for achy old bones and joints and prevents painful pressure points.

Because older dogs often spend a LOT of time sleeping, you want their bed to be extra comfy, a place where they can go to feel safe and nap or simply watch the world go by.

There are TONS of orthopedic memory foam dog beds on the market, and which one you choose depends on your dog's size and sleeping style, what other features you need, plus your budget and personal taste.

In our family we've owned several of these beds, and I've also polled family and friends and scoured product reviews so that I can help you make the right decision, first time.

Whatever style Fido prefers, whatever decor you want it to match, whichever size you need... there's something for everyone, and every dog.

Here are what I believe are the very best choices available.....

For Extra-Large & Giant Breeds

Our BIG dogs tend to suffer from joint and bone issues more than their average-sized cousins, especially when they're seniors.

Rottweilers are my favorite breed, and although my old girl is very healthy for her age, she's definitely larger-than-your-average big dog.

So I know from personal experience that it's challenging to find a bed big enough, and supportive enough for her.

Plus when I DO find one it's often very expensive!

Below I've featured my #1 pick in this category, and then added a few more really good options......

This orthopedic dog bed is BIG (it's much bigger than most other large or x-large beds) and  it's great quality in the mid-level price range.

If your dog loves sleeping on the sofa, he can now have a sofa of his very own! 

Available in 3 sizes,  the largest one (48" x 69") is perfect for large breeds, even those who like to s-t-r-e-t-c-h out when they're sleeping.

It's even big enough for two canine siblings (or more, if they're not all big dogs) who like to snuggle together.

The base is 2" medical grade memory foam which gives good support, and has a zippered, fully removable and machine washable cover made from plush microfiber velvet available in 5 neutral colors to suit most decor.

The removable cushion has a reversible cover, one side is matching microfiber velvet, the other Berber fleece. 

Because of it's size and big 'cushy' bolsters, this is a super-comfy bed that's fairly robust.

Best features:

  • Very roomy and comfortable
  • Attractive design and good choice of colors
  • Excellent value for money
  • Available in 3 sizes


  • Largest size takes up a fair bit of floor-space
  • Depth & density of memory foam is mid-range (dogs with severe arthritis etc. may need more support)
  • Not water resistant

Of course, all of these beds come in a range of sizes which are perfect for small and medium sized dogs too!

K9 Ballistics LUX

High density foam topped with medical-grade memory foam.

  • Super-tough fabric
  • Plush faux-fur surface
  • Stain resistant
  • Chew resistant
  • Water resistant
  • Waterproof liner
  • XXL size: 40" x 68"
  • Priced around $260.00

K9 Ballistics Ortho Rectangle

High density foam topped with 1" of medical-grade memory foam

  • Durable fabric
  • Chew resistant
  • Odor resistant
  • UV resistant
  • Indoor/outdoor use
  • Washable cover
  • XXL size: 40" x 68"
  • Priced around $260.00

Orvis Memory Foam Futon icon

Thick memory foam base (4") topped with shredded memory foam for futon effect.

  • Fleece-lock fabric
  • Removable cover
  • Washable cover
  • Available in 6 colors
  • XL size: 53" x 35"
  • For dogs over 100lbs
  • Priced around $170.00

Best Water-Resistant Orthopedic Dog Beds

No dog bed is completely water-PROOF, but there are some great water-resistant choices.

These are great for senior dogs who have incontinence problems, for breeds that drool excessively, for outdoor use, and for puppies.

This is one of the orthopedic dog beds that has it all.

The comfort of medical-grade memory foam with a fully-washable microvelvet and  fleece surfaces.

Water-resistant liner between the fleece and the foam protect the mattress from urine, vomit, drool or just about anything else your dog throws at it.

Bolstered on three sides for security and comfort, but still easy for your senior dog to get into and out of. 

With five different sizes and four color combinations, you'll be happy too!

Best Features:

  • Superior comfort
  • Removable machine-washable cover
  • Effective water-resistant liner
  • Super-soft but tough fleece which is easy to clean
  • Excellent value for money


  • Bolstered sides are not water-resistant

Happy Hounds Orthopedic Bed

Orthopedic memory foam dog bed with a durable, water-resistant cover.

  • Heavy duty 
  • Reversible design
  • Removable cover
  • Fully washable cover
  • Made in USA
  • Two color choices
  • Variety of sizes

Bed shown is  'Large'.

X-Small, Small, Medium

Gel Memory Foam Dog Bed

Supportive foam base, plus gel-infused memory foam, soft outer cover & waterproof liner.

  • Microfiber cover
  • Machine washable cover
  • 100% waterproof liner
  • Mold & bacteria resistant
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Made in USA

Kuranda PVC Dog Bed

An elevated, water-resistant bed that's perfect for outdoor use, camping, road trips etc.

  • Poly resin frame
  • Durable construction
  • Sturdy canvas sling
  • Water-resistant
  • Chew-resistant
  • Lightweight & portable
  • Easy-clean
  • Available in 6 sizes and a variety of colors

Amazon has a huge selection or orthopedic dog beds, and some of the best prices around........

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