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Dog Pet Beds: Points to Consider When Your Dog Has Bad Hips

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 01:36 PM

As dogs age and develop infirmities such as hip problems, it's a good time to pamper your canine pal — including giving your pet a comfortable dog bed, according to happytailsspa.com.

Owners of canines with hip problems might want to consider providing beds that apply heat to aching joints or reduce pressure on those joints.

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Happytailsspa-blog.com recommends the use of heating pads for pets that are accustomed to sleeping on a sofa, while 1800petmeds.com said heated beds can be good for older pets that have joint pain or stiffness.

The site adds: "The gentle heat soothes and reduces stiffness, keeping your pet warm and cozy while sleeping. Even smaller pets, such as cats, can benefit from a heated pet bed since they lose body heat easily."

An orthopedic memory foam dog bed is a great choice for a dog with hip problems because it can adapt to the pet’s body and provide comfort while reducing pressure, according to old-dog-treats-and-rawhide-com.

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The site said owners seeking orthopedic dog beds should stick with those that provide padding with a thickness of at least three inches, which is the industry standard. It added that a five-inch thickness is preferred for senior dogs.

Old-dog-treats-and-rawhide.dog.com encouraged dog owners concerned about the potential presence of toxins inside the memory foam to make sure the beds are certified, which guarantees they're nontoxic.

The website said gel-filled orthopedic beds provide maximum support and comfort for dogs suffering with pain, adding that many gel-filled beds can be thrown in the washer and dryer just as they are.

Durablebedsforfido.com said the gel allows a pet to stay cool while conforming to the shape of the dog and easing pressure on hips and legs.

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