Have you observed your dog acting strangely for the last few days? It might be suffering from arthritis.
Arthritis is the swelling of dog’s joints, restricting its movement. It can be a swelling of the hip, elbow, knee and stifle. The condition is found to be common in older and larger dogs more so than in small dogs.
The early signs of arthritis are not very noticeable since dogs tend to ignore the discomfort until such time that the condition is already severe. For this reason arthritis in dogs is difficult to diagnose. However, dog owners can detect some symptoms of arthritis.
Dogs which have arthritis tend to favor a limb, be less active, gaining more weight than usual, and usually sleep longer than the before. Likewise, you will observe stiff or sore joints, resulting in difficulty walking, sitting down and standing.
Considering the discomfort your dog may experience when it has arthritis, looking for a dog bed which can ease the pain somehow is necessary. Fortunately, heated dog beds are available in the market today.
This type of dog bed is suitable for older dogs or those suffering from arthritis. The heated bed has a built-in thermostat where you can control the temperature and provide a warm place for your dog.
Some heated dog beds have built-in thermometers which adjust automatically to suit your dog’s temperature. Likewise, heated dog beds are also intended for dogs with durable nails and claws.
I strongly recommend a heated bed for your dog. If you love your dogs, give them heated dog beds. Personally, I am using heated dog beds for my older dogs and have found them to be terrific!
Especially those dogs recovering from sickness or injury and are particularly useful during winter season.
Naturally, dogs like humans, do not like the cold weather especially if they are experiencing the effects of arthritis.