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top 3 reasons to buy an orthopedic dog bed
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Orthopedic dog beds offer a number of advantages for your pup, young and old. Read more about why Gunner Kennels orthopedic bed is right for all dogs.

Top 3 Reasons to Buy an Orthopedic Dog Bed

Orthopedic dog beds can be attributed to:

  • Preventative support
  • Increased blood flow
  • Better sleep

Let’s look at why that is below.

PREVENTATIVE SUPPORT

We spent months developing new Gunner Kennels accessories like our orthopedic dog bed. The general assumption is that any dog bed will do the trick. However, dogs often develop joint and bone problems from overuse and require a higher quality bed.

Orthopedic dog beds provide a supportive place to rest, protecting against issues like joint discomfort, arthritis, and hip dysplasia in the long run.

Some joint and arthritis cases are genetic, but overuse is also a significant factor. Working and sporting dogs endure more wear and tear than the average dog, and the last thing you want to put them on after a hard day’s work is a hard surface. Gunner Kennels performance and orthopedic dog beds are important for dogs performing strenuous activity, both as a preventative measure and restorative remedy.

INCREASED BLOOD FLOW

Designed to conform to the body, memory foam is the only material that ensures equal support of all pressure points. Without pressure points, blood flow increases in all areas of the body. With increased blood flow comes faster muscle recovery. For working dogs, this muscle recovery could be the difference in one last season.

BETTER SLEEP

The issues listed above are often associated with older people or dogs. Preventing injuries and recovery aren’t the only reasons to invest in a performance pad or orthopedic dog bed. When people go shopping for mattresses, the store isn’t organized by “old” and “young”. Memory foam mattresses are the new normal and made for a better nights sleep. According to Webmd, better nights sleep can improve the following:

  • Sharper brain
  • Mood boost
  • Healthier heart
  • Athletic achievement
  • Steadier blood sugar
  • Germ fighting
  • Weight control

DOG BED DETAILS

ORTHOPEDIC BED

Designed with BuddyRest®, our tailor-fit Orthopedic Bed allows dogs’ limbs to rest comfortably above the kennel’s rotomolded surface – helping protect against general aches and pains, joint discomfort, arthritis, hip dysplasia and more. Plus, the gel-infused memory foam dog beds are designed to keep your dog cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. For more, check out BuddyRest’s “Sleep Science” research here to learn about all the benefits for your pet. The pad is sewn with the same Kevlar thread used to make bulletproof vests and ensures maximum seam strength for maximum tear resistance.

Consider the amount your dog spends in the kennel–if it’s more than a couple of hours at a time, this is a smart investment for your best friend’s quality of life.

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GUNNER tie-down straps are used to securely anchor your dog crate to your vehicle and are the only ones that we recommend for 5 Star Crash Test certified safety.  Read why it's important to use GUNNER straps for safe travel. 

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This GUNNER tough-skin insert provides a 3/4” pad of cushion for the crate, as well as waterproof comfort for the sporting dog’s tired joints on the ride home.

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