ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

After Your Dog's Surgery - 6 Tips On How To Pick The Best Dog Bed For Recovery?

Updated on June 1, 2011
I know I will feel better soon. . .
I know I will feel better soon. . .

Your pooch needs surgery. Scary, I know, but there are things you can do to make it better for her. One of those things is get your favorite dog a memory foam dog bed. I know what you’re thinking; those are just an expensive gimmick, right? Surgery is going to be expensive enough without the purchase of a memory foam dog bed, but consider the following six reasons as to why purchasing your dog a memory foam dog bed will not only benefit her pre and post surgery, but long after she has recovered as well.

Tip #1 - Pre-Surgery

Depending on what kind of surgery your dog is going to have, she may or may not be confined to a small area like a crate or a small room. The vet also may tell you to remove anything from the room that could further injure your dog, and make the room as ‘soft’ as possible. This is typical for dogs with ACL injuries. A great way to protect your dog from further injuring herself is to place her in a crate with a memory foam dog bed.

Tip #2 - Why Memory Foam Dog Beds?

Let’s start by discussing what memory foam is. Memory foam is a special type of foam that is designed to react to your dog’s body weight and body heat. When your dog lies on a bed of memory foam the foam is ‘activated’ and it shapes itself around your dog, all of your dog. If your dog is about to have surgery to remove a painful growth on her leg, her memory foam bed shapes itself around that growth. This may sound impressive, but even more impressive than memory foam’s ability to shape itself around your dog is the fact that memory foam is orthopedic. Orthopedic? I know, everything now a days claims some sort of orthopedic property, right? Well memory foam, true memory foam, not ‘shredded memory foam’ or ‘high density memory fill’ or anything else, is the only substance that is truly orthopedic. What does this mean? It means that when your dog sleeps on a memory foam bed, she will not develop any pressure points. That’s right, no part of your dog, including the painful growth on her leg, will be pressed upon any more than any other part of her body. Memory foam is so effective at eliminating pressure points that hospitals use memory foam mattresses in their burn units.

Tip #3 - Pre-Surgery Benefits

Supplying your dog with a memory foam bed before her surgery does many things. First of all it eases your dog’s pain. She will wake up, go to sleep and rest with a minimal amount of pain. Not only that, but a memory foam bed will help reduce the chances of her injuring herself even more before her surgery. If your dog is not sleeping on the hard ground, she has fewer chances of sleeping on her injury and hurting it more.

Tip #4 - Post-Surgery


It goes without saying that your dog will be sore after surgery. Obviously having a bed that produces no pressure points will help your dog sleep better and recover faster, but what about other surgical complications?

Tip #5 - The Mess


Surgery isn’t pretty, and neither is its aftermath. There is a good chance that your dog may bleed, drool, urinate or otherwise leak after surgery. It is also no secret that memory foam cannot be washed. That’s right, once memory foam is washed; it loses its ability to react to body weight and heat, effectively ruining it. Suddenly a memory foam dog bed doesn’t seem like the ideal bed for a post-surgical dog, right? Wrong.

Most high quality memory foam dog beds are made with waterproof liners. Such liners protect the memory foam of the bed from soaking up everything from urine, to dirt to smells. The liners encase the memory foam of the bed and then soft, washable covers encase the liners. With this type of build, your dog can leak on her bed and you can easily clean it up. Buddy Beds, one of the highest quality memory foam dog bed manufactures on the market today, makes their outer covers with extra large zippers for easy removal. They also make the covers of their beds to fit in the average home washing machine.

Tip #6 -- Post-Recovery

Your dog heals and recovers wonderfully. Now what? Don’t get rid of that bed. Depending on the quality of memory foam dog bed, the bed can last for several years. This is good because not only will you not need to buy a new dog bed for a long time, but the bed will help your dog wake up feeling refreshed every day. Not only that but the bed will also promote good circulation in your dog, helping stave off many age related issues, such as arthritis. The bed will also help your dog live pain free every day, helping your dog stay active and healthy.

Exposing Memory Foam Dog Beds That Claim To Be "Orthopedic"

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)