Most dogs spend an average of 20 hours a day sleeping or laying down. This can add a lot of pressure to their joints if they are laying on worn-out beds or hard surfaces. An Orthopedic bed will reduce the chances that your dog will suffer from hip or joint issues as they get older.
Does my dog really need an orthopedic bed?
A supportive orthopedic bed is something that dogs of all ages and breeds should have. The sad truth is 9 out of 10 dogs will suffer from canine arthritis during their lifetime. Providing your dog with good bed support is an excellent proactive measure to take while they’re still young.
Orthopedic beds prolong healthy joints and prevent painful ailments for your dog. These include arthritis, hip dysplasia, joint problems, soft tissue injuries, back and muscle problems.
Thinner breed dogs have very little to no padding on their hips and elbows. Over time they will develop calluses covering these tender spots. For breeds known for hip dysplasia, joint issues or arthritis, it is even more important to start them off with a proper bed as a puppy.
Signs of joint issues in dogs
There are a few signs that you should be on the look out in your dog.
– They have a hard time getting into and out of bed.
– Your dog seems stiff or move slower after a long nap.
– Looking restless in bed and keep changing positions.
– They avoid their bed altogether.
If you start to notice these habbits then it’s time for a new orthopedic bed.
Just as we enjoy a comfortable supportive mattress, so will your dog. Memory foam will conform to and support your dog’s body just as it does for us, humans. Preventing achy joints, stiff muscles, improved blood flow, and a night of more restful sleep are just a few health benefits of a good memory foam orthopedic bed.
At Sherries Estates you will find a full range of memory foam orthopedic beds from which you can choose for your loved furry buddies.