Benefits of a Large Dog Bed

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The fact that you are considering to buy a dog bed for your furry companion shows how much you adore your pet. However, it is important that you keep a few things in mind before purchasing an expensive bed, like your dog’s sleeping preference, size, body weight and age. A large dog bed can satisfy many needs of a dog, helping him get a good night’s sleep. The following are the major benefits of a large dog bed.

Provides Warmth

Although dog fur is designed to keep dogs warm during the winters, older dogs that have weaker immune systems and are prone to diseases that impair their hair are in need of an extra source of warmth and comfort. Large dogs are beds are ideal for such senior dogs that need the extra warmth. In addition large dog beds also make your dog feel safe during the night.

Offers Comfort

Your dog may not be comfortable sleeping on couches or on the cold hard floor. This may be causing them to have restless sleep. Dogs have special needs and you should choose their beds according to their preferences as inadequate amount of sleep can have your dog feeling ill and fatigued. A large dog bed will allow your dog the comfort he needs. To fulfill his needs even better, you can choose from a variety of different kinds of large dog beds.

In addition a large orthopedic memory foam dog bed will provide your dog premium comfort and care. Old dogs are susceptible to arthritis and such specialized beds are design to relax their muscles and soothe their joints and bones.

Provides a Sense of Security

Large dog beds help provide your dog a sense of security. A large dog bed will allow your dog a place to feel safe and warm. This will keep him settled through of the night.

Easy Training of New Puppies

Recently got a new puppy? A large dog bed will help train your new puppy. Most of the time, older dogs find it hard to get used to idea of their new dog beds and end up sleeping on the furniture as well. Getting a large dog bed for your new friend will allow him ample of time to get used to his bed. Over time this will also save you the trouble of getting him a new bed when he is much bigger and you will not have to be worried about him resting on your living room’s furniture.

Keeps your Home Clean

Finally, after a long day of jumping and running, dogs need their own personal space to relax. A large dog bed will give your dog space to stretch out and relax, keeping him away from your furniture. We know you love your dog but they do often get dirty and like to create havoc in the house. A large dog bed will allow your dog some private space, and you will not even have to worry about cleaning up the mess.

 

The World’s Tallest Dog!

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Meet Zeus, the Guinness World Records holder for being the World’s Tallest Dog!  Zeus is a Great Dane  who measured 44 in tall and weighed 155 pounds on 4 October 2011 and was owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA.

Unfortunately Zeus passed away the week of 12/09/2014 at the age of five. “He will be greatly missed by his lovely owners and will live on in Guinness World Records history as the Tallest Dog we ever measured.” said GWR picture editor, Michael Witty.

He was a pet therapy dog and very gentle according to his owner, which is so cool considering how large he was.  She also said he loved to sleep in their bed … wow I definately think I would have had to get Zeus his own dog bed!

Make sure to check out the video below to see how big Zeus was!  What a cool dog!

Video courtesy of Guinness World Records

5 Reasons why your Dogs need their Own Bed

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We understand how precious your 4-legged friend is for you and how much you value his health. Rest, comfort, support, and adequate sleep are very important for your buddy as it helps keep him healthy and active. However, to rest and sleep adequately throughout the day, your dog needs a proper bed of their own. Just like your own, you need to give your buddy their own dog bed.

If you are wondering why your dog needs her own bed, this article will give you 5 great reasosn why.

1.     Alleviating Arthritis

Do you know that dogs are at risk of developing arthritis, especially larger breed? This is because of their large frames and weight. Though arthritis in dogs is not preventable, you can slow it down and ease your bud’s pain with the better nutrition, certain therapies and nail and foot care. Similarly, an orthopedic large dog bed can also provide your dog with comfort and joint support.

2.     To Help Him/ Her Sleep Comfortably

With all that fur and coat on his body, you know as well as I do your dog has a different body. As such, chances are your pal does not find your bed as comfortable as you do and may even finds it too warm. Moreover, your dog may also need to turn around and change her posture to stay comfortable. At times, with you on it, they may not be able to find the perfect spot.

Therefore, give your buddy his own large dog bed and let him enjoy the best sleeps of his life.

3.     To Help Keep Your Bed and Couch Clean

You probably discover dog hair on your bed sheet and furniture from time to time and spend a couple of minutes every day to clean these. While you want to keep your friend happy and comfortable, I know you want to keep your bed and furniture clean and neat as well. As you probably guessed, giving your dog a bed of his own ensures your bed and furniture stay the way you want it.

Therefore, giving your friend a bed of his own will also reduce the amount of time you spend on cleaning his hair from your bed and furniture.

4.     Helps Reduce the Risk of Injuries and Sprains

We all know how fragile our friends can be and when they jump on and off your bed and furniture, they risk injuries and sprains. Once your buddy has a bed of his own, he will not jump onto and down from your bed and furniture.

5.     Protects Him from Dangerous Temperatures

At times, your dog can sleep on the floor. If the temperature is really high or low, this can be problematic. With a bed in place, you can be sure your dog will not sit or lie on the floor or any other surface. This keeps them safe from extreme temperatures.

As such, purchase a good dog bed for your buddy and help them enjoy their rest like you enjoy yours. If anything, it will make your life a lot easier.

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Our long lasting memory foam dog bed keeps it shape and will not flatten over time. It is also Hypoallergenic, mold and mildew resistant.

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5 Health Benefits of a Comfortable Dog Bed

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Imagine how life would be for you if you do not have a proper bed to rest and sleep on. Do you think you would be at your best, mentally and physically, if you had the wrong bed? Probably not. Then how can you assume your dog will be at their best without the right bed? Without the right place, space, comfort, and privacy of his own?

A good and comfortable dog bed gives your dog a feeling that he has a separate space, where he can rest, and sleep as she wishes. In other words, this place offers numerous physical and psychological benefits to your pal. Moreover, it keeps your home clean and germs free.

Here is a closer look at 5 health benefits the right dog bed provides:

1.     It Keeps Your Dog Healthy

Since your dog moves around, jumps, and spends a lot of her energy, she requires adequate rest to maintain her energy level. As such, when she has her own bed, it is easier for her to rest and sleep as often as she requires.

2.     It Offers Her Comfort and Peace

Your dog may not be comfortable resting or sleeping on your bed, couch, floor, or other surfaces. When she fails to rest and sleep with the ease and relaxation she requires, your dog will remain physically and mentally fatigued. In the long run, this fatigue will have an adverse impact on his physical and mental well-being.

3.     It Provides Needed Support

As your buddy ages, she is at risk of arthritis and other joint issues. This is especially important for large dogs, who are at a higher risk because of their large size and frame. Like an orthopedic large dog bed, a a large dog bed, one preferably with memory foam, will support her joints and offer unmatched pain relief.

4.     It helps maintain their Temperature

Maintaining body temperature, especially for large and furry breeds, is crucial to their life and comfort. When sleeping on the wrong bed, or sleeping on cold floors during winter, she is at a greater risk of becoming sick.

When your dog has a bed of her own, you minimize the risk of her lying and sleeping on the floor and being exposed to the temperature. Moreover, beds like breathable variants also help them maintain their temperature. Some such as a cold therapy therapeutic bed helps lower their temperature during warm weather. Similarly, a heated orthopedic bed can provide the warmth they need to bring relief from arthritic pain.

5.     It Keeps Your Home Clean and Tidy

When your friend has a bed of, she likely won’t sit or sleep on your bed, couch, furniture. This helps you maintain a clean and germ-free home. Similarly, she may also carry germs as she walks on many surfaces. Buying her a dog bed will not only keep her comfortable but off your furniture as well.

There are many health benefits to purchasing a good and comfortable dog bed. Therefore, do your buddy a favor and purchase them one.

Unique Health Issues for Large Breed Dogs

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Every dog is special and unique in his or her own way. Big, small, furry, or fluffy, every dog is different. Large breeds are just as unique as small ones. Just like every other size, your big buddy adds warmth, love and companionship to your life, just like their big dog bed does for them.

Similar to your smaller pals, your big friend is prone to unique health issues. To ensure he remains happy and healthy, you need to know these issues, how to identify them and how to alleviate them if they surface. Here is a closer look at them:

Heart Problems

There is more pressure on the heart of a large breed of dog because of their weight and large frames As such, they are susceptible to a few unique heart issues. Some heart problems include:

-Aortic Stenosis

This is common among extra large breeds of dogs involves the narrowing of their aorta, putting pressure on his heart. If your bud is panting more frequently of if you can feel their heart raise increase, limit their exercises to alleviate their stress. If the problem persists, visit your vet.

-Dilated Cardiomyopathy

This is another major problem your large pal is susceptible to and is related to their heart muscles failing to contract properly. Common signs of this include heavy breathing, excessive panting, and fatigue. If your dog exhibits signs of this, take him to your vet as soon as possible.

Orthopedic Problems

Orthopedic problems also seem to be common among large breeds and include:

-Arthritis

Large breed dogs are at an increased risk of arthritis, again because of their heavy weight and growth pattern. While you may not be able to prevent this, you can certainly slow it down with the help of an improved diet, exercise and certain therapies. For example, an orthopedic large dog bed will help your dog enjoy some relief from arthritis.

-Ligament Damage

Ligament damage is another health issue associated with larger breeds and may even happen without any apparent reason. If your 4-legged best friend is limping or is exhibiting problems during regular exercise, consult your vet immediately.

-Wobblers Syndrome

This is the result of a malformation or narrowing of the neck vertebrae. This puts pressure on the rest of your dog’s spine.

Hypothyroidism

This is a thyroid gland condition where the gland fails to produce an adequate quantity of the hormone thyroxin. The symptoms include lethargy, unexplained weight gain, and certain skin conditions such as darkened skin, thinning hair and itching. If your dog suffers from any of these, your vet will treat your dog with hormone supplementation. All you have to do is get your bud there as soon as possible!

Gastric Dilation Volvulus

GDV is a serious health condition and happens when your dog’s stomach fills with gas and unfortunately twists into an abnormal position. This cuts off the passages between the stomach and intestine along the stomach and esophagus. Symptoms include drooling, excessive panting, vomiting, distended, or swollen belly, dry heaving, or retching, and excessive panting.

Your pal is unique in many ways. With the knowledge above, you should be able to take even better care of your big pal. You can also add health and comfort to your friend’s life by replacing their regular old big dog bed with a therapeutic dog bed instead.