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What is an Orthopedic Dog Bed and Why is it Important for Your Dog?

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Orthopedic dog beds are becoming increasingly popular across the US. Combining technology and high-density memory foam, an orthopedic dog bed offers your pup additional support for their spine and helps relieve pressure around their joints and muscles.

Whether it’s supporting their chin while your puppy is resting during the day or helping them to drift off to sleep in comfort, an orthopedic dog bed is a significant investment, especially if your pal suffers from a health condition such as hip dysplasia and arthritis.

So, let’s find out how you can improve your pup’s quality of life with a memory foam dog bed.

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Benefits of Orthopedic Dog Beds

Designed with your puppy in mind, an orthopedic dog bed is a worthwhile investment. Here are just a handful of benefits your pup will enjoy when snoozing in a memory foam dog bed.

  • Improved quality of sleep. Just like humans, a bad mattress can ruin your pup’s quality of sleep. If your dog has arthritis, hip dysplasia, or is growing older, you should consider how much pressure is being put on their joints and spine as they sleep. Dogs, whether they’re a cute Chihuahua or fluffy Saint Bernard, tend to toss and turn as they sleep, and this nighttime movement can cause aches, pains, and stiffness in the morning. Although it’s tempting to have your pup sleep next to you in bed or on a sofa downstairs, it won’t provide the same level of support and comfort you’ll get from an orthopedic dog bed.
  • Give your dog a place to snooze. By giving your pup their very own cozy and comfortable memory foam dog bed, it’s highly likely that they’re going to enjoy sleeping in their own bed now, rather than jumping on the sofa or trying to snuggle up in bed with you, so everyone will get a better night’s sleep.
  • Preventative care. Although orthopedic dog beds are mostly associated with older canines, it’s actually best to treat your pup to the comfort of memory foam from an early age. This will help distribute their weight and prevent joint and muscle pain and problems in the future.
  • Breathable and easy to keep clean. If your dog enjoys muddy puddles, walks in the rain, or splashing themselves as they lap up some water, you’ll be glad to hear that orthopedic dog beds are also easy to clean too. At Bobby Bed, our orthopedic dog beds are machine washable, waterproof, anti-bacterial, and mold and dust mite resistant. So, whether it’s warm or cold outside, you can be confident that your dog will be happy once they snuggle down in their clean and cozy bed.

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Health Conditions that Can Benefit from an Orthopedic Dog Bed

Unfortunately, some dog breeds are more at risk of developing joint and muscle problems, and it’s essential to be aware of your pup’s potential risk and how you can care for them now and in the future.

Hip dysplasia is a common health problem that affects many different dogs’ breeds and can be quite painful.

Genetics does play a significant role in hip dysplasia, and breeds such as Great Dane, Saint Bernard, Labrador Retriever, and German Shepherds are most at risk.

However, this uncomfortable and long-term condition can also affect smaller dogs such as Bulldogs and Pugs.

As this condition affects your pup’s quality of life, you should be proactive in your approach to their care and make your dog as comfortable as possible as soon as you notice they’re not happy.

The most common symptoms of this condition are stiffness, limping in the hind legs, difficulty sitting or lying down, avoiding exercise, and being overprotective of their hips and lower back.

A memory foam dog bed will help make sleeping and resting less painful by providing a thicker mattress to sleep on and reduce pressure around the joints by distributing their weight using memory foam technology.

Arthritis in dogs can also cause inflammation, pain, and stiff joints. This condition requires lifelong management, and care should be focused on providing additional support for your pup’s spine, joints, and muscles.

The tell-tale signs that your dog has arthritis are limping, struggling to get up, fatigue, and wary of you touching their hips or legs. To improve your pup’s quality of life, invest in an orthopedic dog bed, and watch how their energy levels improve.

The love and unconditional affection your pup gives you are priceless, so to make sure your dog is always cozy and comfortable it’s worth investing in a high-quality orthopedic dog bed.

Feel free to take a look at our some of out other posts such as this one about signs of hip dysplasia in dogs or this one looking at what is a memory foam dog bed?

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