[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have a one year old Bullmastiff who is growing more and more by the day. We are finally at a point where I feel comfortable buying a large breed dog bed for him because his breed is prone to hip issues. After hours of research, it is clear that an orthopedic bed specially designed for specific large breeds is the best choice.
Studies have shown that orthopedic dog beds can help reduce the risk of hip dysplasia as well as a variety of other skeletal and muscular issues in dogs. As dogs age, they are more prone to arthritis and other ailments, just like us, and while my Bullmastiff is still in his puppy stage, I want him growing and developing properly, which is why choosing the right orthopedic large dog bed is so important.
This holiday season, I decided to invest in a bed for my pooch that I knew would last for years to come. In searching for my perfect dog bed, I knew I wanted something durable, machine washable and comfortable for my dog. I wanted a bed that will hold up over time since this is an investment for my dog as well as for me. I also want to see customer testimonials about how well the bed has held up and helped their pets.
I came across Mammoth Outlet and they seem to check everything on my list — from caring staff, to breed specific orthopedic bed selection. It also matters to me that companies put customer satisfaction front and center. I really enjoyed the accessible testimonial page which allowed me to gauge their level of professionalism and care, and which you can view for yourself at www.mammothoutlet.com. I also love that I can see all of their products and figure out which is the right one for my dog. What I liked best though, was the Breed Selector tab. I was able to choose my dog’s breed and almost immediately, the best bed for him popped right up! I haven’t seen this on any other websites I’ve come across, so it’s a very handy feature! I would guess if you have a mixed breed dog, chose the breed that your dog mostly resembles and you’d get the same great results.
According to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, providing a well-padded and warm bed will help alleviate some of the pain associated with osteoarthritis. An egg-crate foam bed for dogs is commercially available at online retailers like Mammoth and they seem to go above and beyond this recommendation with the best materials owners could hope for. A quality dog bed will offer strong fabric options (including Cordura) that can withstand your dog’s rambunctious routine — from scratching to stretching, but will also come proofed against odor, mildew and stains, while also offering water resistance. Mammoth pads are easy to care for as they’re removable and can be machine washed and dried.
I am looking forward to many years of my dog using his new bed. Using it should be the trick to helping ward off medical issues in his future giving him a more comfortable life. I hope the holidays are as good to your dog as they will be to mine!