A Large Breed Dog Bed Is Just What The Vet Ordered - The Smiling Heart

A Large Breed Dog Bed Is Just What The Vet Ordered

Your family has just adopted a dog to bring home just in time to celebrate the holidays — but not just any dog; a large breed dog. As we all know, along with dog ownership comes a number of responsibilities and large dogs come with their own unique set of concerns for the owner. Bigger feeding costs, adequate space and exercise considerations and larger vet bills come with the territory of big dog ownership.

We know you will love your new dog and treat it like family — so of course, you want the very best for them. You are particular about the type of food and treats that you feed them, you take them to regular grooming appointments, and make sure they get regular check-ups at the vet.

But what about their sleeping conditions? This may not be something you put at the top of your list, but where and what your dog sleeps on can be extremely important. Given your dog’s size, it may not be feasible or comfortable for them to sleep in bed with you.

Because large dogs are often prone to a number of orthopedic issues — among other concerns, the right large breed dog bed becomes even more important. Of particular concern are OsteochonrosisDessicans, hip dysplasia, and Intervertebral Disc Disease — three diseases that are more likely to affect a large breed dog. These types of conditions mean your dog needs the correct support, even during sleep.

A specialty online retailer like Mammoth Outlet has a wide variety of beds specifically designed with the needs of large dogs in mind. Veterinarians praise orthopedic beds for their larger canine patients due in part to the some of the conditions noted above, which is why every Mammoth bed comes vet-recommended.


These dog beds are made with high quality orthopedic pillows and are available in soft or firm support options. They also employ use memory foam to distribute pressure evenly across the dog’s body — just like a Tempur-Pedic mattress that you might buy for yourself.

Having a bed that is large enough to accommodate your dog’s size is paramount. If the dog doesn’t fit properly or isn’t comfortable, they won’t use it or worse yet they can exacerbate an already existing condition by forcing themselves into positions that cause additional pain or discomfort. The wide selection available online ensures that you will be able to find the right size for your canine baby.

In addition to addressing the needs of the dog, large breed dog beds from Mammoth have features that benefit the pet owner as well — such as beds that come with removable washable covers that are durable and can withstand heavy use and washing. The covers are also treated with water- and mildew-resistantScotchgard ® fabric protector to resist odors and stains. In business since 1995, Mammoth Outlet takes great pride in ensuring their beds are of the highest quality and comfort.