Orthopedic Beds For Dogs Help Ease the Pain of Arthritis

By: Mary
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Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of going to sleep in a lousy bed, only to wake up the next day aching all over your body?  If you haven’t, your lucky.  If you have, you already know that it is not fun.  If your dog was able to verbalise, what would they have to say about the bed? I speculate it would depend on whether he has an old pillow put in a box like our dog had when we were young, or if he has a well-fixed, supporting bed like DogPedic beds for dogs.

Many times it is thought that because dogs are dogs, or because they’re small and don’t weigh much, there isn’t a need for a memory foam bed.  Pet owners with large dogs may give it more thought, but even then will find something about the house that is suitable.

Here’s the thing, Hip dysplasia, which is an abnormal establishment of the hip socket, is most common in dogs.  It is one of the most studied issues in dogs because it is the leading cause of arthritis in dogs, causing a lot of pain and in severe cases causes crippling lameness.  Certain breeds and large dogs are more apt to get it.

Knowing this, selecting a bed for your dog should be given some thought and consideration.  If your dog is a puppy, a comfortable bed will offer support to their joints right from the beginning.  For aged dogs and may already be experiencing some joint pain, having a bed that conforms around their body relieves pressure from the joints allowing for a enjoyable night’s sleep.  Beds for dogs falling into this category are oftentimes referred to as orthopedic dog beds.

Memory foam beds for dogs have become common today for people just as much as for pets, because they contour themselves to the body to offer solid support, relieving any pressure points.  This is the same when the foam is used in creating beds for pets.  The Dog Pedic model will support dogs weighing up to as much as 150 lbs.

One other thing you may want to consider besides the quality of the bed you are providing for your dog, is your dog’s personal preference for sleeping.  If your dog likes to curl up and be snuggled, you may need to put their bed in a box or cage or something similar like that, that they can curl up against.  If your dog likes to be covered up, find them a comfy blanket to go on their bed.  Or if he likes to stretch out, make sure you get one large enough to allow for that.

If you think about how many hours your dog sleeps during the day, you have to know that having a quality bed for your dog is an investment in their health, and one that really is low-priced. So, don’t do like we did, but do your dog a favor, get rid of the old pillow and purchase a DogPedic Beds For Dogs – the Mercedes of dog beds.