How does the GelFoam adjust to my pet's body temperature?
The properties of the Gel-Pedic pet bed work in accordance to the laws of thermal equilibrium. When two objects are in thermal equilibrium they have reached the same temperature. During the process of reaching thermal equilibrium, heat, which is a form of energy, is transferred between the two objects. It is understood that the denser an object is, the faster the heat transfers through it. The natural properties of the Gel-Pedic bed are made from polyurethane GelFoam which is one of the densest bedding materials on the market.
Naturally a dog’s body temperature should be between 101ºF -102ºF. If the pet’s body is cold during the winter and the exterior temperature is dramatically cooler, the Gel-Pedic bed does an efficient job of insulating the pet because the cold travels slowly through the dead air space in the GelFoam cells making the bed warm.
In addition, the new gel effect of the bed keeps pets cool during the summer months. As discussed previously, the bed's skin or outer surface is very dense. When the pet’s body temperature is dramatically warmer than the bed’s skin (which is at room temperature), the GelFoam will naturally pull heat from the pet much faster than with standard bedding materials giving a cooling effect to the animal. This makes the Gel-Pedic bed a more efficient product than the standard poly-fill pet beds that are less dense.
Can the Gel-Pedic bed help my pet's hip dysplasia?
Gel-Pedic pet beds are specially designed with premium GelFoam that provides superior comfort for aging, ailing, and arthritic suffering pets. The GelFoam molds and shapes to the contour of your pet's hips, and joints to relieve pressure that can cause pain and discomfort.
Note: Do not allow the GelFoam to get wet. If your pet suffers from incontinence, it is recommended that you purchase a Gel-Pedic Leak Liner. These dual protection liners overlay the inner portion of the Gel-Pedic pet bed to protect the liquid-sensitive GelFoam.