As a big dog owner, you want to do everything you can to help your dog heal after surgery. A big part of that is making sure they have a comfortable place to rest and recover if they have had a surgery.
Large breed dogs are especially prone to joint diseases like hip dysplasia, and they need all the help they can get to recover from surgery. A dog bed can make a big difference in your dog's comfort and healing process.
There are many different types of dog beds available on the market, but not all of them are created equal. You'll want to find a bed that will specifically keep their joints off of the ground, to avoid unnecessary pressure which can be painful and create issues.
Dr. John Waterhouse recommends using an orthopedic and supportive bed for your dog post-surgery for many reasons.
- Surgery is painful. Hard surfaces make your bones and joints MORE painful.
- A bed can either support joints and keep them off the floor or put extra pressure on them.
- Some dog beds are made with special orthopedic foam that helps to distribute your dog's weight evenly and takes pressure off of joints. This type of bed is ideal for dogs who are recovering from surgery or who have joint problems.
- Other beds have a raised edge which can help to keep your dog's head elevated which can play a role in helping your dog heal if they have had spinal surgery or neck surgery.
So, if your large dog has had surgery or you are planning on getting them surgery, make sure to do your research and get them an orthopedic dog bed to help with their recovery! Your dog will thank you for it.
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