June 28, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

All dogs need a comfortable, relaxing place to sleep just like us humans. And, just like humans, different dog breeds have different requirements when it comes to beds. Labs, in particular, need a bed that will sufficiently cushion their heavier joints and bones, which is why an orthopedic bed is the perfect option for them. Orthopedic problems are very common, with Labrador Retrievers suffering high rates of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. When asking yourself what is the best dog bed for a lab? -there are many considerations for you to think about.

Labs are the most popular dog in the United States. The sweet way they have about them makes them a great choice as a family dog. They are even widely used as sporting dogs in different types of hunting. They are also prone to have some of the most problems. So it is important to be on the lookout for some of the issues they are predisposed to.

In addition to high rates of dysplasia, there are several other orthopedic health problems in Labrador Retrievers to be aware of. These include osteochondritis, wobbler's syndrome, and hypertrophic osteodystrophy, panosteitis, cruciate ligament rupture.

So now that we know our precious labs are prone to so many issues, we also know we are not giving up on them. We want to do whatever we can proactively to ensure they have a good life. A supportive orthopedic dog bed should be part of the conversation.

  1. Some health problems are simply genetic, which means inherited from parents and there is not much that can be done about it. Genetic health issues are common in Labrador Retrievers today because of numerous reasons. All is not lost, as we can take some steps to mitigate the pain.
  2. Other health problems are environmental, which means they're caused by the environment that your lab is raised in. There are definitely actionable things that we need to do to ensure our pups are happy and healthy like eating the proper diet, and making sure they get enough exercise. You can also ensure your pup has a supportive place to lay by purchasing a pressure-free memory foam dog bed.

There is a lot of confusion about what an orthopedic dog bed really is and you can learn more about them here. The reason real orthopedic dog beds are extremely beneficial to labs is the fact that they redistribute weight away from their joints and this allows recuperative, nutrient-rich blood flow back into those areas. 

This type of support can work wonders for labs who are already suffering from dysplasia, canine arthritis,and other joint problems. It also is a great proactive measure to minimize the development and symptoms of the afflictions. 

At BuddyRest we use real science to ensure our beds are incredibly effective. We utilize technology such as tactile pressure mapping to ensure that pressure is being redistributed properly. No one else has a material science-based focus which is why we are the #1 Veterinarian recommended dog bed company. We have a ton of technology and support and you can learn more info by clicking here. We have, without a doubt, the best dog bed for a Labrador available today.

Labs are wonderful dogs and widely regarded as some of the friendliest with their soft licks and wet noses. It is unfortunate that so many Labradors are prone to joint problems and disease. But rest assured, there are several proactive and reactive steps you can take to ensure your doggy is happy and healthy. 


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