The Advantages of an Orthopedic Dog Bed

by Whitney Lowell
    An orthopedic dog bed can help prevent joint problems, as well as relieve existing ones.

    An orthopedic dog bed can help prevent joint problems, as well as relieve existing ones.

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    Orthopedic dog beds are beneficial for older dogs, working dogs or dogs who suffer from arthritis or hip dysplasia. They’re good for dogs after surgery. Orthopedic dog beds create added support for the spine, muscles and joints while your dog rests and relaxes. These beds distribute your dog’s weight to help relieve pressure on the joints. Orthopedic dog beds reduce tossing and turning, and increases overall comfort while your dog rests.

    True Orthopedic Dog Bed

    Many dog beds are sold as "orthopedic," so before you buy an orthopedic dog bed, make sure you check to see what it's made of. A true orthopedic bed is made of memory foam. You may find beds that are made with egg-crate foam, foam chips, polyester fiber and medical-grade hospital foam, but these materials are not orthopedic. An orthopedic bed made of memory foam will prevent your dog from sinking to the hard floor when he’s lying on his bed and will form to his body, creating the most benefit for your dog.

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    About the Author

    Whitney Lowell has been writing online since 2007. She writes for a variety of online publications and researches a wide range of topics and niches. Lowell has experience with animal rescues, dog training, pet health, raising and breeding reptiles, as well as home businesses, inventory, accounting, and finance.

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