Face it, old dogs love to cozy up in their master’s bed. However, older canines often have a very difficult time jumping onto and off the bed as they age. Many senior dogs suffer the painful effects of arthritis. When osteoarthritis progresses in the joints of dogs, they become stiff and far less agile. Jumping onto the bed can become all but impossible.
Before a dog settles down to sleep, they have a tendency to turn around a half-dozen times before they settle. It is for this reason that up until recent times, dog beds or baskets have been circular. If you choose an angular design, they may not be able to exercise this natural instinct and perhaps won’t settle down. This instinct dates back to when dogs were wild or lived outside; they would trample the grass round them to get comfortable before they went to sleep.
Since there are different types and styles of dog beds and cat beds available here in Australia, there are certain things to consider while choosing a proper pet bed. As a first step, you will need to observe the sleeping pattern of your pet. This will indeed help you decide a proper bed for your pet cat or dog.
When you bring your new older dog home, give them some time to become familiar with you and your home. It may have been a long time since they lived with a loving family or lived inside. If a dog was with a foster family, they will adapt much quicker then a dog that has been in a shelter. Either way, they may have a few accidents with their house training or seem a little confused or shy. Be patient and loving with your new companion and they will adjust in time. If possible, try to spend extra time with your new dog as they become accustomed to their new house, new yard and new human. The rescued older dog wants to please you and may take a few days or weeks before they relax and feel right at home.
It is going to be important for you to fully test out the temperature of the bed before you actually put it to use for your pet. Try out a few different temperature is so that you find something that appears to be optimal for your pet. Anything that feels to warm to you will most likely have the same effect on your pet.
A Luksus hundeseng allows your pet to have his own space, a place where he can curl up, relax and sleep. Beds with sides are great for dogs that like to hang their head over the edge.
Today, the markets are overflowing with pet products and you can buy a perfect gift for your cuddly friend. It could be something on the lighter side, to play with or it could be a comfort oriented choice. Here are a few unique gift ideas for your pet which would make the Christmas special for him.
If you are considering bringing a dog into your life, please consider adopting an older large breed dog. There are so many older dogs just waiting to be chosen and given a second chance at happiness, theirs and yours.