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Could Your Dog Benefit From An Orthopedic Bed?

 by danielle on 16 Sep 2014 |
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With dogs living longer than ever before, arthritis is becoming a bigger problem in the dog world. Arthritis affects the joints and may cause lameness, stiffness and joint pain. Large dogs are especially affected, due to the added strain of their body weight on their frame.

If you are unsure whether your dog has arthritis or not, these are some of the most tell-tale signs:
  • Difficulty moving
  • Irritability
  • Licking, chewing or biting.
  • Limping
  • Muscle Atrophy - decreased muscle mass.
  • Spinal issues - hunch or lameness in one or both legs.
  • Tiredness
Whilst arthritis is not curable, an appropriate bedding choice can help to relieve symptoms and make a senior dog more comfortable. Of course before making any assumptions, make sure you get a formal diagnosis from your vet. That being said, orthopedic bedding can be beneficial for many dogs!
Dogs that benefit most from orthopedic beds:
  • Arthritic dogs
  • Older dogs
  • Working dogs
  • Dogs who suffer with hip dysplasia.
  • Dogs who are recuperating from surgery.
In case you are unsure, these are some reasons why orthopedic beds are so beneficial:
  • They support the spine, muscles and joints.
  • Distribute a dog's weight.
  • Relieves pressure on the joints.
  • Reduces tossing and turning.
  • Retains heats which aids sore joints and muscles.
  • Close to ground to eliminate further straining.
If you think it may be time to get your much loved pooch an orthopedic bed, why not check out our range here.

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