Everything You Need to Know About Specialized Dog Beds

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Just like humans are prone to many kinds of diseases in their old age, so are dogs. When your dog is getting old, it is important that you cater to his needs accordingly. Here is everything you need to know about specialized dog beds.

There are some breeds that are more susceptible to diseases such as diabetes and arthritis. Diseases such as arthritis reduce the dog’s ability to move efficiently and thus they require a lot of rest. In such circumstances it is important that you pay close attention to your dogs needs and buy them dog beds according to their conditions.

Orthopedic Dog Beds

These beds are ideally for dogs with bone problems. As dogs get older, they tend to have difficulty in moving and tend to sleep a lot. These beds have fillings made out of memory foam or gel. Memory foam molds accordingly to your dog’s body shape and weight. This allows your dog to rest their joints. These beds are usually thick but comfortable enough for your dog. A memory foam dog bed sometimes has a frame and low sides to allow easy entry for your dog.

Prevention is better than cure. Early use of orthopedic dog bed for your dog can help prevent him from getting diseases such as hip dysplasia and arthritis. As the bed supports the joints, it is important to buy this bed if you have an obese dog.

Heated Dog Beds

Winter can be harsh. While you can stock up your dog’s bed with plenty of blankets and pillows, none of these will be as efficient as a heated dog bed. Older dogs with arthritis usually benefit a lot from this bed as the extra heat soothes their joints and allows them to sleep much more comfortably. Puppies and dogs with short fur also need extra heat to keep their body warm .There are heated dog beds available for such dogs.

However, caution should be taken while using these beds as they are thermostatically controlled. Thus the temperatures need to be monitored very carefully. Heated dog beds are ideal for dogs that are old, sick, weak or who have just recovered from any sort of injury or surgery.

Waterproof Dog Beds

Waterproof beds are generally made from polyester and high resistant fabric. As dogs grow older, they become susceptible to many diseases such as diabetes. Thus waterproof dog beds are available for dogs with little or no bladder control. This will help you in cleaning up the mess. Such dog beds are also great for taking outdoors to picnics for dogs who love to play with water.

Cool Dog Beds

Finally, summers can be exceptionally hot for dogs that have double coats of fur or long fur. Excessive body heat can result to a heat stroke thus it is important that you take the necessary measures to keep your dog cool during the hot summer nights. Cool dog beds generally have a gel core or use other cooling alternatives like water.

 

 

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