Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
It's difficult to admit when a beloved family pet is getting older, but it happens to all pet owners in time. People with arthritis and other orthopedic problems have always had a wide selection of bedding designed to feel better, but dogs have had to suffer with the same-old, same-old dog pads and fiber-filled bedding found where pet supplies are sold. Today dogs don’t have to put up with a substandard bed anymore. WholePetDirect.com satisfied customer Aly Lawson excitedly reports, “The Ortho Bed was a great purchase. My aging pooch loves the bed so much she has started acting like a puppy again.” All dog owners are welcomed to take a more in depth look at the Ortho Bed on its ad here.
The Ortho Bed is made in the USA and perfect for any size or breed of dog, but it’s especially good for those dogs whose joints and bones are just not what they used to be. The Ortho bedding has such thick orthopedic foam padding, it helps avoid those unsightly elbow callouses dogs get when lying around on hard surfaces. The Ortho Bed comes with a removable heater equipped with a thermostat that keeps the bedding a comfortable 12-15 degrees above room temperature. This is great for dogs because dogs usually like a little extra warmth. This bed is so plush, even the largest and heaviest of dogs will stay warm and off the hard floor. The bed comes in three sizes to accommodate all breeds: Medium, 17" x 27", Large, 27" x 37", Exra Large, 33" x 43".
Dr. Debra Primovec, DVM, a blogger for an online veterinary advice site, says “Soft bedding can help support the bones and joints, making your pet more comfortable. This can be especially important in thin dogs in which bony prominences are likely to rub on hard surfaces.” Debra recommends an orthopedic bed and says it’s important to the dog’s health the bed be soft, but not too soft. If the bed is too soft, it doesn’t provide the support necessary to accommodate the musculo-skeletal system in the way it needs to be supported.
Veterinarians agree that sore joints and bones caused by arthritis and degeneration due to old age are painful and cause stiffness, and that keeping a dog with orthopedic problems off a cold, hard surface is the best way to keep him comfortable. But dealing with problems with arthritis and sore joints is not the only reason to consider this bed.
Dog owner Tabitha Lake has a standard poodle who has been diagnosed with cancer. “The vet told me that when he lays on his side, it can be uncomfortable for him when lying on a hard floor because the hardness of the floor pushing up against painful organs can keep him from getting a good night’s sleep. With this ortho bed, he has enough of a cushion to ensure his comfort. The areas where he is sore are cradled in soft support.” A benefit of the bed is the heater and cover being easily removed for laundry day.
The bed comes in two colors and is low-priced. It makes a great gift for someone who is concerned about their pet, or for your own. The Ortho Thermo bed has a one-year limited warranty. Everyone can find it and other great pet supplies at WholePetDirect.com.