We all want to sleep on a great mattress. It’s important to our overall health and longevity. Studies show that sleeping on the right mattress makes our joints less achy, improves our memory, and it can even alleviate stress. A quality mattress is equally important for our pets; especially those with disabilities. I’ve pulled together the latest facts about dog beds to help you with how to choose the best orthopedic dog bed and the key role they play for paralyzed dogs. [Read more…]
One of the most common questions I am asked is how to keep an incontinent dog dry while they are sleeping. Pet parents of paralyzed dogs worry about leakage onto their dog’s bed and the damage it can do to the dog’s skin if they lie in the area all night long. In a recent conversation with paralyzed pet expert, Leslie Grinnell, I was introduced to a bed that keeps your incontinent dog dry. It is used widely among veterinarians for their patients and now there is a model dogs can use at home.
If you don’t already know, Leslie and her husband Ed are the founders of Eddie’s Wheels for Pets. So, when Leslie recommended Komfy K9 beds, I thought I should educate myself about the company. [Read more…]
Many of the dogs I write about are incontinent because of their spinal or neurological conditions. My own dog, Sophie was incontinent during most of the five years she was paralyzed. My husband (Ken) and I tried our best to keep Sophie on a strict bathroom schedule, but inevitably accidents happened.