Heated Bed Help Dogs Aching Bones
Heated dog beds are helpful for dog owners that have their pets living outdoors. If you should live in an area where it gets cold in the winter, using a heated dog bed will be able to keep your pet warm during those times.
Some pet owners have their pets living outside on the porch, in the garage, or in the basement where sometimes it can get cold in these areas. Heated beds can be very helpful in all of these situations.
These beds are also good for pets that are indoors. All types of pet beds heated or non-heated provides them a place of security. Be sure to place the bed out of the way of heavy traffic.
How Can Heated Beds Help My Dog
One of the best things that heated beds provide for your dog is warmth for their aching joints and muscles. As dogs age they can suffer from this chronic aging problem that humans do. By providing your pet with a heated bed it not only helps reduce the pain but also helps them to get a better night’s sleep which is very important for their health.
Below are some benefits where a heated bed can be of help for your dog.
- Has difficulty in running
- Has difficulty getting up easily from a lying-down position
- Has difficulty climbing stairs or jumping
- Limps or moves stiffly after exercise
- Moves slowly
- Has joint disease or arthritis
- Hip Dysplasia
- Suffered a spinal injury
If you pet has any of the above symptoms, then a heated bed will be of tremendous help for him.
What Type of Heated Bed Should I Look For
Here are some things to look for when selecting a heated bed for your dog:
- Select a mattress that has memory foam.
- Select a memory foam mattress that features additional support beneath the memory foam. The memory foam will help mold the bed to your dog’s unique shape, while the underlying support will prevent him from sinking too far into the foam and ending up almost on the floor or heating element.
- Choose a bed that’s appropriately sized to your dog’s body. He should be able to stretch out completely, and the bed should be able to support his weight to ensure his comfort.
- Pick a bed that has a low side to it so that your dog can get in and out of the bed easy than a bed whose sides are all the same height.
- Look for a chew-resistant electrical cord to ensure your pet’s safety.
Below are some heated beds that are highly recommended by other dog owners who are using them and have provided their ratings. We also will provide a link so you can read more about a specific heated dog bed that is of interest to you and have access to all of the reviews about it as well.
K&H Lectro-Soft Outdoor Heated Bed Medium 19×24 40 watts (KH1080) –
K&H Lectro-Soft Heated Outdoor Bed, Small – For Small Dogs 14″x18″
NEW K&H Lectro Soft Heated Dog Bed – Large 25″x36″
K&H Thermo-Pet Cuddle Cushion