Pets don’t stay young forever. As they age, a dog can suffer the same ailments that a human can. Dog Arthritis can involve organ failure, digestive disturbances, and even arthritis, a painful condition that affects the joints of paws, elbows, and legs. It’s important to book a veterinarian senior dog wellness check at aged eight, and once a year beyond that.
If a dog is diagnosed with arthritis, there is much that can be done to treat the dog to help them feel happy and comfortable.
Besides mediation and surgery for the most extreme conditions, creating a comfortable home for a dog is important. Removing items from the floor to avoid injuries should be the first step. These may include rugs, furniture, toys, and storage boxes.
The next step is assessing whether your dog has a comfortable sleeping spot. If they’re currently sleeping on the couch or bed, they may be having trouble jumping up, due to pain and stiff joints.
Purchasing the best dog sofa will keep the dog close to the floor and help to avoid further jumping injuries. It may be time to toss out that old dog sofa and purchase a brand new one made from memory foam, or even a waterproof dog bed, if your dog has accidents.
It’s important to consider the right size for a dog couch. A small dog couch is good for smaller breeds, and a large dog sofa will fit a medium-sized or larger breed perfectly. Measure your dog at rest, then check the measurements of the dog beds on our site to ensure a dog will fit.
It’s important to replace your dog’s sofa every two or three years. Even memory foam can flatten down after a few years. Plus, it’s good to purchase a new dog bed for the health and hygiene of your loved ones.
A dog’s arthritic condition doesn’t have to be the end of their life. Most pet lovers treat animals as an important part of their family. Easing a dog’s arthritis with quality veterinary care and the perfect large dog sofa will help to make the most of their senior years with their family.