Guide to Orthopedic Memory Foam Beds for Dogs
If you have a puppy now, you know for sure that one day it will be an adult dog. Caring for a dog of a larger breed will require you to give it the proper food and exercise, and it is also good to give it an orthopedic dog bed so that your dog will have health benefits for a long time. There are many conditions or diseases that having an orthopedic dog bed prevent; and this conditions include hip dysplasia, elbow disease, and disc disease. It is the duty of the dog owner to help alleviate the discomforts of the joint and bone that is brought about by the rough life it has lived.
Both small or large dogs can use orthopedic dog beds so you should select the best one for you aging dog. Good support for even pressure point distribution is provided by good orthopedic dog beds. There are different types of orthopedic dog beds depending on the densities and thickness. If you have a large dog, you would want to have thicker foam that will hold its shape to provide years of comfort. Orthopedic foam dog beds come in different shapes and sizes to choose from. You can choose among the different shapes of orthopedic dog beds such as the bolster, donut, oval, and rectangular. Watch your dog’s sleeping habit so you will know the best shape ideal for it. Some dogs sleep curled up on their side.
Good quality memory foam will eliminate painful pressure points completely. Memory foam is graded by density which is stated in terms of pounds (lbs). If the density is high in number the this means that the memory foam is high in quality and very firm. Memory foam is porous and thus, can absorb liquid. This is why you need a waterproof liner to protect the foam so that it can last a longer life.
A heated orthopedic dog bed is something that you might want to consider. Dogs with sore muscles and joints will be comforted with a heated orthopedic dog bed. This is because the heat increases circulation and helps to relax tight muscles and restore flexibility. If a dog bed uses cold therapy, it is only for controlling the dog’s body temperature in the hot summer months. If a dog is very furry, it can overheat during the summer. A cool sleeping surface will help a dog have a good overall wellbeing. There are also orthopedic dog beds that can be interchanged from heated to cooling bedding systems from the summer and winter months.
When old dogs sleep all night, they sometime have trouble getting up in the morning. With orthopedic dog beds your aging dog will achieve a quality and healthy life.