Widely known for his giant size and kind heart, Great Dane dog breed is often called the ’Apollo of dogs’. He’s an incredibly kid-friendly breed that was previously bred for hunting. Although he looks scary at first sight, this Scooby Doo is actually very compassionate and sweet. A Great Dane simply adores children and is capable to keep them entertained for hours. If you own this gorgeous dog, then you’ve probably noticed that he pretty much shows a parent-like behavior to his loved ones. This gentle giant was developed from Mastiff-type dogs that were bred to be human’s companions. That’s why Great Danes like to spend every moment with their families.
On the other hand, this dog breed is often familiar with suffering from certain health issues. One of the most common issues is certainly hip-dysplasia. It means that a dog has a functional disability of the hip joint.
Why and how it happens?
Hip dysplasia in Great Danes happens due to their rapid growth when the bone can’t fit into the joint socket. This health condition may also occur due to genetics, obesity, often strain injuries, poor muscles and lack of nutrition.
Here’re some of the main hip-dysplasia symptoms:
decreased activity and ignorance for playing
refusing or difficulty to stand up
pain due to loss of the cartilage in the hip joint
unable to climb the stairs
lying in a frog-like position
showing aggressive behavior
muscular dystrophy due to constant lying
In order to prevent you Great Dane from this common health condition, we recommend you to always provide the best nutrition to your dog.
Every owner should know to recognize his dog’s strange behavior and to notice certain changes. On the other hand, many dog owners are not aware of the fact that sleeping on the right bed prevents many health problems. It’s the same with people. If we sleep on a quality bed, we will have a pain-free back that is the pillar of our health. It’s a fact that big dogs need better support. By choosing the right bed for your Great Dane, you can be sure he’ll have a quality rest time. Your oversized-buddy deserves a dog bed that will provide him a quality joint and weight support.
What is the solution?
The PLS Paradise Orthopedic bed with a cushy pillow on top is the perfect choice for your Great Dane. It’s made of 5’’ medical-grade foam base that soothes your dog’s pressure points, while the pillow on top allows a comfortable sleeping experience. Since a Great Dane is one of the largest dog breeds in the World who often suffer from arthritic conditions, he’ll need the extra support that the 5-inch firm foam provides.
A high-density memory foam bed is advisable not only for Great Dane puppies but also for elder Great Dane dogs. No one likes to sleep in a small sized bed that will limit our comfort and sleeping habits. A dog bed should be large enough to sustain your dog’s size and stretching.
Durability and characteristics
The PLS Paradise Orthopedic Giant -sized bed is specially made to withstand the weight of a Great Dane for many years. It measures 39 by 54 inches, big enough to comfortably accommodate a Great Dane. Since it has a waterproof cover, you can be sure that the memory foam will always stay clean. Both covers are machine washable so you can provide your dog with a clean place for sleeping any time you want.
The reasons for buying a dog bed
A dog should have his own sleeping place where can stretch from head to tail
You’ll keep your furniture clean
Nothing can replace a pain-releasing effect of an orthopedic dog bed