If your beloved dog is getting older, recovering from surgery or you have a dog who is incontinent, there are some dog bed products available to ensure your best mate is as comfortable as possible.
Here are some things to consider when buying dog beds for senior or incontinent dogs or dogs recovering from surgery.
Just like humans older dogs suffer from aches and pains in their joints and benefit from using dog beds with firm support.
If these senior dogs or dogs recovering from surgery are using a dog bed with insufficient support their body will tend to sink into the bed which means their joints are positioned at odd and potentially uncomfortable angles. In addition to this, these dogs have to put strain on these sore joints to get out of the 'sunken' position.
If however, you bought one of the dog beds which has better firmer support their joints will be better supported at comfortable angles and it will be much easier for your dog to step off the bed easily as the extra support has not allowed the dog to sink into the bed.
Some beds that offer specialised support are the orthopedic dog beds also know as memory foam dog beds, however make sure you buy a quality product such as those featured on this site made by Snooza Dog Beds.
The sheer weight of your dog can be an issue when trying to purchase orthopedic dog beds or memory foam dog beds as many of these beds are simply not designed to provide support for the larger breeds.
A great option is the 'Big Dog Bed' made by Snooza Dog Beds. which is more like a dog mattress than a dog bed. As well as measuring an impressive 1300mm x 880mm to accommodate the larger breeds this dog bed has been designed with a clever memory foam top and the thick inner of this bed moulds beautifully to the contours of the dog's body ensuring the all over even support which is important for older dogs or those recovering from surgery. These dog beds also have a low impact, dampening effect make them ideal for older dogs, big or heavy dogs and dogs with joint problems.
Having an incontinent dog can be a challenge for even the most devoted dog owner but there are some dog bed supplies that will make this challenge less taxing on you and provide your beloved dog with comfort.
1. Washable Dog Beds come in many styles however my suggestion is to buy a dog bed that has removable covers and buy some extra covers so that you can replace the cover while the other is being washed. Most of the dog beds on this site have removeable covers including the Snooza Dog Beds and the RRRUFF Dog Beds. Our product descriptions will highlight removeable covers where available.
2. To protect the dog bed insert and to ensure your dog has a dry surface to lie on consider an innovative product called 'Stay Dry Matting'. This product is made from a synthetic material that lets dry air circulate through your dogs bedding keeping them warm, dry & comfortable. Best of all its machine washable and comes pre-sterilized. Again, it's a good idea to buy a couple of pieces of the Stay Dry Matting so that your incontinent dog has a clean, dry bed available while you are washing the other piece. Just place it on top of the dog bed, remove and wash when needed and replace with the spare piece of Stay Dry Matting while the other piece is being washed so your dog has someone dry and comfortable to rest.
By considering all of these tips you'll be able to provide your dog with the comfort it needs during its old age or after surgery and ensure that you incontinent dog has a clean, dry bed at all times with less stress on you and your dog.