Firstly it is important to understand that it is not a prerequisite for our pets to suffer with arthritic conditions to benefit from memory foam. A comfortable sleeping surface is paramount to restful sleep for all walks of life. As with human beings a natural progression of old age for our pets, can be to experience a degree of joint immobility.
Our beloved pets can suffer with arthritis, elbow dysphasia, joint and hip pain or sore muscles. This is particularly prevalent within large dog breeds, as you can imagine a Labrador of 100lb will have a greater predisposition towards arthritic problems than a 10lb poodle as the latter is carrying very little body weight. Having said this smaller breeds and cats also suffer with the same ailments as their counterparts however on comparison it is not as extensive.
Our Memory foam crumb filled pet beds & memory foam dog mattresses helps contour to the shape of your pet’s body, relieving the stress and pressure caused by other surfaces that contort the spine and create compression points. Since memory foam reacts to a very specific range of temperature, the foam is soft where you want it and firm where it is needed supporting your pet in perfect alignment. Those painful pressure points, causing discomfort as well as the tossing and turning, are completely eliminated allowing circulation to increase, muscles to relax, and your pet can sleep better.
Whether it is used to offer your much loved pets the ultimate in comfort, as a preventative measure to joint pain or to alleviate those currently suffering from arthritic problems, extend to your pet the same pressure relieving comfort and relaxing place to sleep that you have.
At Creating Comfort, our memory foam pet beds & mattresses are designed to optimise conditions favourable to creating comfort, alleviating pain and discomfort while giving restful sleep to your pet whatever shape or size they happen to be.
Can arthritis be prevented in Dogs/Cats?
While there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that arthritis can be prevented, there are definitely a few things that can be done to minimize the occurrence of arthritis.
Exercise is important but don’t overdo it as you can create unnecessary stress to the joints by over zealous activity.
When possible, for pets with arthritis, exercises such as supervised swimming that limit weight-bearing are preferred.
Weight control is a critical factor as many pets with arthritis are found to be overweight forcing damaged joints to bear even more stress.
Keeping pets lean can minimize arthritis and is a crucial part of managing the condition.
Dogs or cats predisposed to genetic disorders causing arthritis should not be bred.
Signs that your dog may have arthritis include:
The information stated is purely a guide and not intended as a substitute for professional advice, should you have any concerns regarding your pet, consult your vet to have your dog/cat examined.