Memory foam mattress puts pampered pooches on cloud nine

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The Casper Dog Mattress aims to give pampered pooches a good night's sleep

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Humans spend crazy amounts of money on their beds, hoping the latest in memory foam technology will make for a better night's sleep. Unfortunately for restless pooches, these fancy mattresses haven't really made the jump into the animal kingdom. Casper wants to change that with its new Dog Mattress, which takes the latest in bedding technology and adapts it for our four legged friends.

In a scaled down version of the layers used in Casper's full-size human mattresses, the Dog Mattress combines viscoelastic memory foam with polyurethane support foam. The memory half of that equation is designed to relieve pressure, and the support foam has been chosen because it's comfortable and durable.

Around the edge of the mattress, there are raised sides designed to make puppies feel sheltered. It also acts as a pillow, giving sleeping dogs a place to lie their heads.

Anyone who's bought a cheap doggie bed will know low-quality material is no match for a determined digger. To try and make its bed a bit more durable Casper has made the mattress cover from a combination of nylon, polyester and olefin. This combination is designed to be tough enough to survive years worth of clawing, scratching and chewing.

The cover is machine washable, and its nylon bonded design has been chosen to stop fur from sneaking through and getting into the mattress. To stop the zippers on the cover from scratching polished wooden floors, they're hidden in sewn-in pockets.

In its smallest size, the Dog Mattress measures up at 26 x 19 x 6-inches (66 x 48 x 15-cm) and can hold up to 30 lb (13.6 kg). Moving to a medium gets a 33 x 25 x 6-in (84 x 64 x 15-cm) mattress designed for dogs up to 60 lb (27.2 kg), and the large bed measures up at 45 x 35 x 7-in (114 x 89 x 17.8-cm) for dogs weighing 90 lb (40.8 kg).

A small mattress costs US$125, a medium is worth $150 and the large will set you back $225.

Source: Casper

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