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What is an Orthopaedic Dog Bed?

August 01, 2018

What is an Orthopaedic Dog Bed?

What is an Orthopaedic Dog Bed?

An orthopaedic dog bed is designed to benefit the whole body and provide a restful, comfortable sleep so that your dog wakes refreshed with no aches and pains. These beds support the body fully and reduce stress on the back, neck, and joints by alleviating pressure points. This provides a high level of comfort and avoids stiffness upon waking.

Did you know - dogs spend a huge part of their day either asleep, napping or just resting. Why deny them the life-long comfort and relaxation that they deserve.

Berkeley Cole Pie chart of how long a dog sleeps

An orthopaedic dog bed is a bed designed to offer a supportive sleep surface, providing targeted support to your dogs back and joints.

Bed manufacturers first developed orthopaedic mattresses in the 1950s for humans and as the benefits of orthopaedic support were discovered, more technological advances and manufacturing techniques were made. These advances have made a real difference to today's beds and our sleeping posture has never been better understood.

The field of orthopaedics looks specifically at the function of the spine and other joints, and orthopaedic mattresses are commonly used by people who suffer from back problems. However, over the years, orthopaedic technology has been designed to become more than just a solution to back and joint pain and these benefits are now applied to your dog to take advantage of.

Black Lab snoozing on the Branoch luxury dog bed from Berkeley Cole Two collies sharing the Branoch Luxury Dog Bed for large dogs in Rhubarb Crumble Branoch small orthopaedic dog bed from Berkeley Cole

Provides great comfort to even the heaviest of dogs and breeds.

Orthopaedic Beds: the benefits

Specifically designed to offer excellent support and comfort, an orthopaedic bed provides many benefits.

  • Maximum support:  The supportive surface of an orthopaedic bed means your dog will get optimum push-back for the perfect sleeping position. This will reduce tossing and turning and help them to wake up feeling refreshed.
  • Even weight distribution:  An orthopaedic bed evenly spreads their body weight to prevent the build-up of pressure points, particularly in the neck, back and hips.
  • Correct spinal alignment:  Orthopaedic beds ensure correct spinal alignment to help alleviate stress on the spine and reduce back pain.
  • Healthy posture: An orthopaedic dog bed helps them to adopt the correct posture as they sleep, promoting healthier blood circulation throughout the night.
  • Reactive support: Berkeley Cole's Orthopaedic Dog Beds have a suspension system that reacts to the dog and gives superior levels of support, however your dog chooses to lie. This Patient Pending design is what makes a real difference: even if your dog is not old or infirm.

Just like normal human beds, Berkeley Cole orthopaedic dog beds are raised for easy access.  They have a springing system that enables the dog to get comfortable however they choose to lie.  The cushion construction has the ability to react and change shape depending on the dog's position.  The cushion construction is constructed from a combination or firm foam, memory foam and pocketed blown fibre. This unique construction offers your dog the very best support and comfort. All in all,  a winning combination that your dog will love.


Orthopaedic dog bedding provides supportive, comfortable support for your dogs entire body. Having a restful night's sleep means they are waking refreshed and alert, ready to tackle the bright new day, with no stiffness or aches and pains. Who doesn’t want that for their beloved best friend (dog)?

Large Orthopaedic Beds - Medium Orthopaedic Beds - Small Orthopaedic Beds  

Tony Wilson - 1st August 2018




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