The PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed is one of the most popular choices of premium beds for dogs. But is this memory foam bed the right option for your pooch?
In this review, you’ll find out about the most important features of the PetFusion dog bed to help you decide whether your dog will benefit from the investment. Let’s get started!
Is memory foam a good choice for your dog?
Dogs benefit from memory foam beds in the same way that humans do. With standard beds, when a dog is laying on his side, some parts of his body are subject to more pressure than others. The shoulder and hip, in particular, carry most of the weight.
Unlike other types of mattress filling – such as the sponge that is found in most dog beds – memory foam conforms to the shape of the body. This means that weight is distributed evenly on the mattress, taking pressure off the joints.
For this reason, memory foam beds are recommended particularly for older dogs and those suffering from injuries and conditions that affect the joints. As dogs get older, they often experience joint pain and arthritis – a memory foam bed can help to alleviate discomfort and improve mobility.
That said, younger dogs also benefit from having a good quality memory foam bed. It can help prevent or delay degenerative joint disease – and of course, it’s the most comfortable option for your beloved pup.
Features of the PetFusion Dog Bed
Solid memory foam base
Arguably the most important aspect of this dog bed is its memory foam base. In the large model, the foam measures four inches in depth – compared to the standard three inches most often found in other dog beds.
As we’ve already covered in the previous section, memory foam is highly beneficial for dogs, providing optimal comfort even for those suffering from joint conditions.
This bed scored very highly in our recommended orthopaedic dog bed guide. The 3-inch foam base is thicker than most to provide optimum comfort.
The base is surrounded by support bolsters – or ‘sofa arms’, if you prefer. They’re filled with recycled Polyester Fiberfill and are quite sturdy, ideal for your dog to rest their head on or snuggle into.
The bottom side of the PetFusion dog bed is covered with a non-slip material, to prevent skidding and sliding around as your dog settles down to sleep.
The memory foam mattress inside the bed is protected by a water-resistant liner and a tear-resistant external cover.
While not entirely waterproof, the material significantly slows down the absorption of fluids. This goes a long way towards getting the most out of your purchase and keeping the bed in good condition for as long as possible.
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The PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed comes in several sizes and colours.
It’s important to ensure that you choose a bed that’s large enough for your dog. The bolsters on the PetFusion bed are not removable, so if your dog doesn’t fit (with some room to spare) inside the bed, they will end up uncomfortable and won’t enjoy the full benefits that come with memory foam.
Before picking a size, it’s good to take into account whether your dog prefers to curl up snugly or to stretch out. The exact sizes outlined below will give you an idea of how much space your dog will have inside the bed.
The best way to choose the right size is to measure your dog’s current bed and use this as your reference.
With PetFusion beds, there are no separate options for small and medium sizes. Instead, there is a combined S/M option, measuring 63.5 x 50.8 x 14cm (25 x 20 x 5.5in). The memory foam base in the S/M model is 6.5cm (2.5in) thick.
The Small/Medium size is suitable for dogs up to 14kg, such as a Jack Russell, Cockapoo, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and other similarly sized breeds.
The large model measures 91.4 x 71.1 x 22.9cm (36 x 28 x 9in), featuring a 10cm (4in) memory foam base. It’s intended for one medium to large dog or two small pups.
In general, this model is big enough for a Border Collie, German Shepherd, or Labrador to curl up in.
The extra-large model is a good choice for one large dog or two medium ones, measuring 112 x 86 x 25cm (44 x 34 x 10in). Like the large option, it has a 10cm (4in) memory foam mattress.
The XXL model is designed with the largest dogs in mind. It will also suit two big ones, such as Golden Retrievers, or several smaller pups if they like sleeping together. It measures 127 x 102 x 33cm (50 x 40 x 13in), and has a 15cm (6in) memory foam base.
Colours and Covers
Every size of the PetFusion dog bed comes in three colour options:
- Slate Grey
- Chocolate Brown
The Sandstone variant has an additional, plush layer on top of the cover. At the moment, it’s not possible to purchase a plush-cover model in a colour other than Sandstone.
However, the company also has separate plush blankets available for purchase.
Assembly and Maintenance
The PetFusion memory foam dog bed is easy to assemble, arriving in just three parts: the memory foam base, the liner, and the cover.
The bolsters are already filled and attached to the external cover, so all you need to do is put the liner over the mattress, insert it into the cover, and close the zip.
In terms of maintenance, it’s worth knowing that the cover is machine washable. To keep the bed clean and hygienic for your dog, just open the zip, remove the memory foam, and wash the cover in the washing machine. The cover can be safely tumble-dried. Once dry, it’s ready for base re-insertion and use.
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Value for Money
Depending on the size, the PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed cost varies by quite a large amount. Is the PetFusion worth the money?
Compared to the competition, the pricing is actually highly reasonable for a memory foam bed.
The main competition comes from ‘The Dog’s Bed’ company. Their large model is 20% more expansive at the time of writing. It must be said that orthopaedic, ultra-comfortable dog beds are not cheap, but they can make a difference to an old or infirm dog.
It’s also worth noting that PetFusion sells replacement covers for the dog bed, so even if the bed wears out, you don’t have to buy a whole new one.
Altogether, the PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed looks to be one of the best choices of dog beds available on the market, particularly in the memory foam category – as evidenced by the award from Mattress Advisor and over 10 thousand positive customer reviews online.
If memory foam is not a must for you and your pup or you’re on a tight budget, there are simpler and more affordable alternatives. Otherwise, it’s definitely worth investing in this quality dog bed for an old or infirm dog.